Recipient – 18 and Under Arizona Artist of the Year – 2008 Phoenix Music Awards – 18th Annual LA Music Awards
Labeled The Future of Rock, Jack Ripper is a 13 year old guitar prodigy who is influenced by Randy Rhoads, Doug Aldrich, Zakk Wylde, Steve Vai, John5, EVH & Paul Gilbert.
The Jack Ripper band is equally talented including some of the best musicians from the valley.
Singer Brandon Wisely and Jack have written some great hard driving rock tunes. With Brandon belting out the lyrics and Jack’s awesome solos, everyone is rocking.
Drummer Ron Fields and the heavy bass riffs of DK round out this great band.
Jack and the band have opened for and played with many great bands.
These include Pat Travers, George Lynch, Tracii Guns of LA Guns, Steven Adler of Guns and Roses, Great White, Jackyl, and Bret Michaels of Poison. Gilby Clarke, Bret Michaels, Leslie West and Mountain, Beth Hart, and the Hollywood Allstarz.
Jack has played many great venues and shows. But, his National Anthem at Rocklahoma 2008 was especially memorable.
His sold out show with Bret Michaels capped off a full week of playing at the 2008 Arizona Bike Week. In 2008 the Phoenix New Times listed Jack as one of the top ten guitar players in Phoenix