Born in 1959, Evesham, Worcestershire, England, John Parricelli began playing guitar professionally in 1982, thereafter working in many genres within the UK music business. In the mid-80s, he was a founder member of Loose Tubes, appearing on Loose Tubes, Delightful Precipice and Open Letter. Through the 80s, 90s and on into the 00s, he has worked and often recorded with numerous artists in contemporary jazz, among them being Julian Argüelles, Iain Ballamy (Acme), Lee Konitz, Mark Lockheart, Paul Motian, Gerard Presencer, Andy Sheppard (Learning To Wave and Dancing Man & Woman), Martin Speake, Stan Sulzmann, Kenny Wheeler (A Long Time Ago), Annie Whitehead, and Tim Whitehead. His work with Sheppard in duo has met with the highest praise, and so too has the Ordesa Trio with Sulzmann and Wheeler. Parricelli also is in demand for work outside jazz, including appearing with Judy Tzuke, Shara Nelson and Mike Oldfield. He is also very active as a studio musician, appearing on soundtracks to many television programmes and numerous films.