Jon Gingell

Jon Gingell UK Guitarist

I am a guitarist, technologist and educator based in London. I work in various roles in theatre - performing, programming, and copying for a variety of shows and transfers. I also teach at Southampton University and continue to provide improvisation workshops for schools and colleges, based on many years of teaching jazz and ensemble practice.

My musical background runs from Chicago blues through contemporary jazz, afrobeat and Brazilian music. I perform in a variety of bands and contexts - from acoustic duos to big bands - using a variety of primarily vintage gear and too many pedals.


The Little Matchgirl — Stephen Warbeck, Shakespeare's Globe/Bristol Old Vic (Musical Director)
Twelfth Night — Michael Bruce, National Theatre Olivier
A Pacifist's Guide To The War On Cancer — Tom Parkinson, National Theatre Dorfman
Fela! — Fela Kuti, NT Olivier
Soho Cinders — Stiles & Drewe, Soho Theatre
Nation — Adrian Sutton, NT Olivier


Something Wicked This Way Comes (Bartram & Hill/Delaware Theatre Company)
Saint George And The Dragon (Grant Olding/NT Olivier)
Jesus Christ Superstar (Andrew Lloyd Webber/Regent's Park Open Air)
The Wind In The Willows (Stiles & Drewe/London Palladium) (Damon Albarn/NT Olivier & Théâtre du Châtelet)
All's Well That Ends Well (Adam Cork/NT Olivier)
Peter Pan (Stiles & Drewe/Adelphi Theatre)
The Black Album (Sister Bliss/NT Cottesloe)
The Tempest (Shaun Davey/Theatre Royal Haymarket)
Hello Dolly! (David Shrubsole/Regent's Park Open Air)


The Great Wall (David Shrubsole/Drama Centre Singapore)
The Threepenny Opera (Kurt Weill/NT Olivier) (Damon Albarn/NT Olivier Theatre & Théâtre du Châtelet)
Fela! (Fela Kuti/NT Olivier)