An electric performer with a flair for classics at jazz night

Artie Zaitz is heavily influenced by the Blue Note recordings of the 1950s and 1960s
Artie Zaitz is heavily influenced by the Blue Note recordings of the 1950s and 1960s

Young guitar master Artie Zaitz has been invited lead a trio session for the Monday Night Jazz session at The Bedford Arms on August 22.

Music fans can expect a soul-jazz inspired sound from the 23-year-old, ranging from Grant Green to Buddy Guy.

Artie Zaitz is a scholarship recipient at Trinity College of Music. Coming from a family of musicians, he was exposed to the sounds of jazz from an early age. Artie developed a particular interest in 1950s and ‘60s recordings from the Blue Note label, which has had an influence on the material performed with his groups.

Artie is a regular feature at many of the top Jazz venues across London, regularly featured at Ronnie Scott’s Late, Late Show, The Kansas Smitty’s Club on Broadway Market.

As well as leading his own groups where he pays tribute to the masters of jazz, he is the choice guitarist for many musicians and keeps up a busy schedule as a sideman across London. Artie cites Grant Green, Kenny Burrell, Kenny Burrell, Jim Hall, John Scofield and Charlie Christian as his main Guitar influences, and he his also inspired by the great composers Thelonius Monk, Grachun Moncur III and Paul Motion.

Music starts at 8.30pm, with suggested donations of £5 per person.