In the Press

"Brilliant original compositions...breathtaking." - Contra Costa Times

"A whole new sub-genre of jazz" - National Public Radio

"Exploring uncharted territory...uncannily familiar and yet completely fresh" - Andrew Gilbert, Jazz Critic

" of the more interesting releases of the new year" - JazzWest

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Welcome to the music website for composer, guitarist, and inventor Jack West.  Jack plays 6 and 8-string acoustic guitar and creates highly original music.

For videos check out Jack's new YouTube channel here.

Musical projects:

Beedaday - Original funky pop/jazz music featuring Jack on acoustic guitar with amazing singers, Richard Howell and Jenifer Freebairn. The band has just started to record music for an upcoming record, and made a Tiny Desk Contest video of one of these songs. More to come!!

Jack West & Walter Strauss - Instrumental Guitar Duo, recording first album in May 2024.

Woodwork Collective - A musical collective Jack started that has a blast performing shows where each member leads a tune and every show has all new material. The Collective has posted lots of videos of live shows.

Ahead Behind Studio - A non-profit music studio that produces audio and video recordings of Bay Area-based musicians and performers.

Jack West & Curvature - Jack's band from 1995-2003.

You can check out Jack's 6 albums here.