Although Jack Austin could have been seen performing throughout East Anglia and elsewhere in the UK for the past 10 years, he started his full time professional career as a jazz guitarist just 3 years ago. Jack prides himself on a professional attitude towards his work, yet still allows his passion for music and the art of improvisation to flow freely during every performance. His grass roots experience of live entertainment derives from his performing in bars and pubs in East Anglia, to playing for his supper and tips on the streets of New Orleans, Louisiana.
Living in New Orleans for 6 months was the inspiration for me to pursue my love of jazz full time, and upon my return from the "Crescent city" to Norfolk I've not looked back musically since that time.
Nowadays you can find him performing at weddings, corporate events and jazz festivals alike, mainly in his home county of Norfolk, yet still remaining true to the principal that jazz music was born on the streets of New Orleans. Likewise, he can be seen busking on the streets of the towns and cities of the UK and Europe, making friends, contacts and selling his wares to a generous and grateful public.