Jez Franks

Guitarist and educator, Jez Franks has taught at the Royal Academy of Music and Leeds College of Music, and is currently the lead guitar tutor at the Birmingham Conservatoire and the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. Finalist of Young Jazz Musician of the Year in 1990, Jez has been in demand ever since, and has played, toured and recorded with a wide range of ensembles, including F-IRE Collective member Tom Arthurs' 'Centipede', Russell Van den Berg, Asaf Sirkis' 'Inner Noise', 'Centreline', Rick Astley, Henry Lowther, Gerard Presencer, Koby Israelite, Johnny Mayor and American trumpeter Ingrid Jensen.