Isaiah Sharkey - San Jose Jazz

Isaiah Sharkey

Live From Home
Tue, Dec 22
7:30pm showtime (Pacific)

We regret to inform you that tonight’s Live From Home stream featuring guitarist Isaiah Sharkey will be delayed for a few minutes–we anticipate having Isaiah on by 7:30pm. Please watch our social media channels or our website for news. See you soon!


Coming from a musical household, guitarist Isaiah Sharkey was introduced to music at the age of four. At the age of 14, Isaiah, along with his father and brothers, released their first album, Skyliner. This album displayed Isaiah’s ability to play covers and some transcriptions from greats like Wes Montgomery and George Benson.

Subsequently, he started his recording career and served as a sideman for gospel artists such as Smokie Norful, Donald Lawrence and Vanessa Bell Armstrong. He also toured as lead guitarist with Ronald Isley and recorded two albums with him. In 2009, Isaiah started working with artist D’Angelo on his third album, Black Messiah, which won the 2015 Grammy Award for Best R&B Album.

Isaiah has worked, recorded, and toured with world-renowned artists including John Mayer, Patti LaBelle, Paul Simon, Keith Urban, Brian McKnight, Boyz II Men, Lalah Hathaway, Raphael Saadiq, Chris Dave and the DrumHedz, Lupe Fiasco and many others.

Isaiah Sharkey is poised to take center stage as he fuses together his background in rock, gospel, jazz, R&B, blues, and funk to create an original sound with an unmistakable dose of soul. His second album, Love is the Key: The Cancerian Theme, was released in 2019.

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Isaiah Sharkey - guitar

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