Meet Dylan Kay: Bandleader and guitarist Dylan Kay was educated at Berklee College of Music, the Guitar Institute and Oxford University. He has studied with some of the world's finest jazz teachers, including Mick Goodrick
and Richie Hart. Dylan has performed extensively in Boston, USA and throughout the UK, leading his own bands and performing with others, including working as musical director for US jazz singer Ellen O'Brien.
Teachers and/or influences?
David Tronzo, Mick Goodrick, Richie Hart, Tim Miller, Hal Crook, Carl Orr, Iain Scott and many more...
I knew I wanted to be a musician when...
I first had that feeling of being in the "zone."
Your sound and approach to music:
I'm interested in true improvisation and melody. I'm not a ""lick player" and work hard to avoid sounding like this.
Your teaching approach:
Each student is unique... But with regard to teaching jazz, I avoid the modes/playing from chord-to-chord route as much as possible. I encourage students to learn tunes and base their improvising on the material within. That and trying to play MELODIES.
Your dream band:
I'm very happy working with the musicians in my band 1224 Project. I strive to play with musicians who LISTEN, are sensitive to the music and creative.
'Round Midnight, Islington, London. Great stage sound, great vibe!