About Joff England

portrait of Joff England

I was brought up in a musical family. My mother was a church organist, and my father, a professional singer, performed throughout the UK, made several TV appearances and sang at the London Palladium. At the tender age of 15, armed with a jazz-chord encyclopedia and my electric guitar, I began performing with him in bars and clubs around Devon and Cornwall.

I graduated from The London College of Music with a GLCM (Hons) and an LLCM (TD) in classical guitar playing. I was awarded the Jazz Scholarship at Trinity College of Music, where I worked under British jazz legend Dave Cliff. I went on to study with King Crimson guitarist Robert Fripp and more recently with acoustic guitar legend Clive Carroll.

I have toured extensively as a guitarist with a variety of bands throughout the UK and Europe including appearances at the Montreux Jazz Festival, the Edinburgh Festival and T in the Park. I now live in Bristol and am currently writing and working on material for my first solo acoustic guitar album.