Bio

Guy Strazz 

Guy Strazz in actionBorn into a musical family, Guy receives his early musical training from his mother, jazz guitar at Turin Conservatorium, and later with renowned guitarist George Adie in London where he also becomes a professional musician at age 17.

In Australia, he graduates from the NSW Conservatorium of music and joins the band Intersection led by his teacher/pianist Roger Frampton – the band tours India and performs at Jazz Yatra.  Guy has performed with distinguished Australian and international musicians, including: Roger Frampton, Matt McMahon, Dale Barlow, Don Burrows, Sandy Evans, Anna Salleh, Slava Grigoryan, Mike Stern, Martin Taylor, George Golla, Ike Isaacs, Vince Jones, Andy Gander, Steve Hunter, David Jones, indigenous artists Mark Atkins, Ruby Hunter, Matt Doyle, Japanese flute master Riley Lee, Italian bassist Furio Di Castri, Indonesian pianist Dwiki Darmawan and Krakatau.

Guy deepened his knowledge and skills through face-to-face lessons with jazz guitar legends Pat Martino and Mike Stern. His love of Indian music has seen him collaborate with his teacher Pandit Ashok Roy at the Sydney Opera House, with Grammy winner Vishwa Mohan Bhatt, and santoor master Sandip Chatterjee on the album Calcutta Express (kindly supported by the Australia Art Council).

Guy is a recipient of an Australian Independent Recording Jazz Nomination (AIR 2008) with Matt McMahon, an Indie Acoustic Project “Runner Up” (USA 2006) with Calcutta Express, an Australia Arts Council Music Fellowship, a Jazz APRA Award (2000), and two APRA Nominations. Guy (PhD) is a long time educator – a path that carries the tradition of teaching in his family alongside his performing career.

His current creative music collaborations include a new album with drummer David Jones, Great Guitars with fellow guitarist Mark Johns, and Acoustic Wonderland Band.