Jerry Wigens is a guitarist, clarinettist, composer and improviser. He also teaches guitar and clarinet and has studied music at Goldsmiths University of London.

 

Born in 1955 in Barking, Essex, UK he became interested in music at an early age, taking up the guitar and clarinet in his teens. An early interest in blues, jazz and improvised music later broadened to include more diverse forms of composition practised by composers such as Cage, Wolff, Feldman and Cardew.

 

His musical interests are very broad ranging and he is as likely to be found playing mandolin in a country band as he is to be directing open form compositions for unspecified instruments.