Workshops

If you’re a musician, or a student, or just interested in how jazz works, you’re very welcome to come to our Wednesday workshops before our main gig at the Pavilion.

Tutored by the UK’s top jazz musicians, the workshops are open to both students and more experienced players (reasonable technical competence on your instrument is required), as well as spectators, and are an ideal opportunity to learn and  develop jazz improvisational skills from some of the most experienced and highly regarded players in the country.

The sessions start at 5.30pm. until 7pm, at the Guildford and Godalming Rugby Club and the booking fee is £10 for participants.

Previous tutors have included:

GARETH LOCKRANE (Director, Junior Jazz Course, Royal Academy)
MALCOLM EDMONSTONE (Royal Academy, Guildhall, Trinity)
MARK LOCKHEART (Trinity, Royal Academy, National Youth Jazz Collective)
STEVE WATERMAN (Trinity, Royal Northern and Royal Welsh)
MORNINGTON LOCKETT ( Royal College, Trinity, Leeds, Royal Northern)
DAVE O’HIGGINS (LCCM, Goldsmiths. Birmingham)
plus MARTIN SHAW , ALAN BARNES, IAIN BALLAMY, SIMON ALLEN…..

Wednesday May 10th MASTERCLASS WITH NIGEL PRICE

nigelpricetrio-15Winner of “Best Guitarist” in the 2016 British Jazz Awards, Nigel Price is one of the most highly regarded and in demand guitarists on the UK jazz scene today. He combines a great sound and a dazzlingly technique and his blend of flowing bebop lines, deep blues feeling and mastery of chording has made him instantly accessible and popular with jazz audiences.

Nigel is one of the busiest musicians on the UK scene. He recently completed a mammoth 56-date tour with his organ trio/quartet in support of his latest album, ‘Heads and Tales, vol.2’.

We’re very pleased to be able to present this workshop with one the country’s finest jazz guitarists,

“There’s an exhilarating tight-loose swing and old-school honestly about Price’s brand of soul-bop that leaves you panting” – Mojo

MASTERCLASS DETAILS 

Wednesday 10th May 5pm to 7pm

The workshop is open to all abilities. You are encouraged to bring a guitar (but this is by no means necessary) and plenty of questions. There will be for a couple of people to get up and play with Nigel, but there is no pressure to perform if you don’t wish to.

Booking fee £10 (students £5)

The masterclass will be followed by Nigel’s gig at the Pavilion, starting at 8pm, to which workshop participants are warmly invited, with a chilli supper available after the workshop (click here for more details about the gig)

Tickets for the workshop and gig combined are £20 (£10 students)

Please email: info@guildford.org.uk for more information, or to book a place on the workshop as a participant or observer.

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