Jenny Clifford is a guitarist from Fife, Scotland. She holds a 1st class honours degree in music, majoring in classical guitar from Edinburgh Napier University and has won various performance awards including the Norman Quinney medal for solo performance and Rita Quinney medal for ensemble performance.
Born into a musical family, Jenny's passion for music has been strong and varied for as long as she can remember. She began her instrumental lessons with the cello at the age of 8 and enjoyed performing in orchestras and string groups. It it wasn't until High School that she made her first steps towards her dream of becoming a guitarist. Contrary to the usual tendencies of beginning with classical and drifting towards rock, Jenny began with the electric guitar and performed regular gigs with bands throughout High School. She also discovered a love for jazz when she joined the Fife Youth Jazz Orchestra, under the supervision of the great jazz pianist and composer Richard Michael.
It wasn't until fifth and sixth year when she decided she would go down the classical route and was accepted into Edinburgh Napier University to study music and the classical guitar. There, she developed her guitar skills under the guidance of innovative performer and teacher, Simon Thacker.
Along with a great passion for performing, Jenny enjoys teaching the guitar to her pupils. She currently teaches at Portobello Music School and Wardie Primary School. In her spare time she rehearses and performs both solo and within various groups.
Red Sky Records is proud to be working with such a talented and versitile musician. Her first album with the label is an unusual but beautiful collection of Adele songs, arranged and performed for spanish guitar. This album personifies what Red Sky is all about; interesting, unusual and surprising. Make sure to check it out, available everywhere online 10th June 2013!