Deirdre Cartwright (guitar, composer) has recorded five albums with her own group and played festivals from Mexico to Warsaw; She has played with Tal Farlow, toured with Jamaican composer Marjorie Whylie, founded Blow the Fuse with Alison Rayner and presented on BBC Radio 3.
She also presented BBC TV’s ground breaking series Rockschool, has written seven books on guitar playing, was head of guitar syllabus for the Rockschool exam series.
She won the public vote for Guitar in the 2019 British Jazz Awards. 

“If there is a more complete guitarist in contemporary music than Deirdre Cartwright – I’d like to know who it is”                    Dave Gelly The Observer