Jack Eskridge is a guitarist, composer, recording artist, and educator who has performed and taught full-time in the San Francisco Bay Area since 1967.
In the late 1960s, as leader of the original recording groups Strawberry Window and Dandelion Wine, he helped pioneer the "psychedelic" rock sound of that era.
During the 1970s, he played and recorded with a variety of folk, rock, pop, funk, blues, fusion and jazz groups. Since 1980, he has performed regularly with his jazz group and has become known for his original compositions, unique arrangements of standards and a style which has been strongly influenced by Wes Montgomery, George Benson, and the late Joe Pass, with whom he studied privately.
He has taught guitar for the UC Berkeley Jazz Ensembles and for Diablo Valley College, and maintains a six-day-a-week teaching schedule at his studio. He performs regularly with his jazz group and is currently completing a series of guitar instruction books for publication.