Entertainment

Talented teen joins rock guitarist Joe Satriani

Young talent Jack Blandford with Joe Satriani at Joe's recent tour hosted by Thump Music.
Young talent Jack Blandford with Joe Satriani at Joe's recent tour hosted by Thump Music. Jonathan Carruthers

A SUCCESSFUL entry into a YouTube competition saw 15-year-old Jack Blandford playing alongside Grammy award nominee Joe Satriani at the Queensland Conservatorium of Music on Monday night.

From the age of seven, Jack began playing guitar.

Then recently, after entering the competition in which musicians would upload a video of themselves playing along to one of Joe's songs, young Jack was chosen as one of the three winners.

The prize was one the talented youngster, from Yarwun, will never forget.

Jack said it was an incredible feeling being able to play with someone who is internationally recognised for his style of guitar playing.

"In short it was incredible," he said.

The jam session was held at the Brisbane leg of the masterclass tour, which Joseph "Joe" Satriani is currently on.

The American instrumental rock guitarist is well-known in musical circles.

Performing among some of the most prominent musicians around, Jack recently played at the 2013 Bluesfest in Byron Bay.

He said it was the best musical experience of his life.

Jack said most of his gigs are near Agnes Water - a location that may be home to the young guitarist in the near future.

"I want to be doing what I love, playing music to people."

Topics:  gladstone, music




Police release CCTV footage of violent nightclub incident

PRIME SUSPECT: Police would like to speak to this man or anyone who knows him in relation to an alleged assault at Industrie Nightclub on July 2.

SECURITY guard left with multiple facial fractures.

UPDATE: Caravan rollover blocks Bruce Hwy in Gladstone region

The road is closed but should be open again before 11.30am

Hats off to this Kin Kora mum

Anneta Lester has been named the winner of McDonald’s Silver Hat Award.

Working mum of four excels on the job

Latest deals and offers

Harry's MasterChef exit makes way for all-Noosa grand final

Harry Foster congratulates MasterChef finalists Elena Duggan and Matt Sinclair after a closely-fought semi-final.

YOUNG Rocky-born cook now working in his dream job in Tasmania.

Kim Kardashian West bemused by selfie 'drama'

Kim didn't expect her naked selfie to cause the stir it did

Alicia Vikander hasn't been home since Oscars

Alicia Vikander "hasn't been home" for nearly nine months.

Tom Hiddleston not worried about relationship attention

Attention doesn't bother 'authentic' Hiddleston

Robbie Williams and Ayda Field to expand family?

Robbie Williams and Ayda Field want more children.

Licking incident bars Ariana from performing at White House

Ariana Grande has been blocked from performing at the White House

You can own this Queensland town for just $1

Yelarbon

Unprecedented auction of town's business centre with no reserve

Work starts on $15M Caloundra apartment building

Turning the first sod at the Aqua View Apartments site in Kings Beach are (from left) husband-and-wife developers Alex Yuan and Stella Sun with construction company Tomkins director Mike Tomkins and Councillor Tim Dwyer.

Developers excited about addition to Kings Beach skyline

72-year-old Coast developer set to start new project

GREEN LIGHT: The Cosmopolitan has been approved for development at Cotton Tree.

Meet the Canberran set to deliver another chapter for Coast suburb

Plans revealed for 1500-lot 'master-planned community'

Precinct will be bounded by Boundary St and Shoesmith Rd

Ecco Ripley sales run sparks prime release

MOVING IN: Sekisui House has announced the release of more residential blocks at Ecco Ripley.

Sekisui House is preparing to unveil more land at Ecco Ripley

The climb is slow but property on the way up

Michael Matusik, director of Matusik Property Insights.Photo Allan Reinikka / The Morning Bulletin

The improvement would be mild when compared to past cycles