Chris Allard

Jazz guitarist Chris Allard has an international reputation, having performed at many prestigious venues and festivals, including the Royal Festival Hall, Montreux Jazz Festival, The O2 Arena in London, Duoro Jazz Festival in Portugal, BBC Proms in Hyde Park and the Royal Albert Hall. He has worked and recorded with major names including Jacqui Dankworth, Charlie Wood, the BBC Big Band, Alison Balsom and Jamie Cullum. Chris also leads his own band, which has appeared all over the UK and Europe, including at Ronnie Scott’s club and the International Guitar Festival as well as in the US. Chris’s fourth album Invisible Landscape was released in 2016 and has received excellent reviews for ‘impeccable performances, and a distinctive melodic gift’. It received four stars from Guitarist magazine and Jazz Views said: ‘A non-clichéed linear improviser of great originality and talent…an excellent recording of modern music full of variety, intensity and interest.’