Jazz Guitar Clubs

Jazz Guitar Clubs are a monthly meeting dedicated to lovers of jazz guitar. Smooth sounds of jazz guitar in a warm and friendly atmosphere.

Cheadle Jazz Guitar Club

Our meetings are held at Bijou, which is situated just off Cheadle High St. The address: 9, Massie St. Cheadle Village, SK8 1BW, (click for directions). Venue tel no: 0161 428 7177. It is warm and intimate, and has a great menu & bar. The meetings are normally held on the second Thursday of the month (except SPECIAL GUEST nights, when additional dates will be announced), and the club is open to non-members. The second Thursday of the month is now known as “CLUB NIGHT”. This is the evening when our regular members and non-members have an opportunity to play in front of a friendly audience. Come and listen or perform: Play solo, duo or bring your guitar group – listen, learn, enjoy the music and exchange ideas.

Mold Jazz Guitar Club

The Mold meetings are held at Y Delyn Wine and Tapas Bar, Mold. Venue tel no: 01352 759642. Also, it’s warm and intimate, and has a great menu & bar. The meetings are normally held on the fourth Thursday of the month is known as a” CLUB NIGHT“. This is the evening when our regular members and non-members have an opportunity to play in front of a friendly audience. Come and listen or perform: Play solo, duo or bring your guitar group – listen, learn, enjoy the music and exchange ideas.

Performance Requirements

As it is a jazz guitar club, to perform you must be able to play a jazz standard, e.g. Autumn Leaves, Satin Doll, Minor Swing, Nuages, I’ll Remember April, Girl From Ipanema, etc.

Experienced Players

The club welcomes more experienced players performing in a mixture of styles.

Workshop Sessions

Occasional workshop session will be introduced at some point during the evening where the less experienced players, who are not used to performing in public, play within a workshop situation in front of a friendly audience.

Setting Goals

The importance of the guitar club is to have something to aim for. Less experienced players can get together and form a duo or trio, learn two or three tunes and perform them, then learn another two or three tunes, and before you know it, you have a lengthy repertoire.

Here are a few tips:
Jazz has to be prepared for! Learn tunes that have an interesting harmonic sequence. Learn the melody and the chords well – It’s ok to have the music in front of you as a reminder. If you are an inexperienced player – do not dive into the fake book and pick a tune you are not familiar with – I’ve seen it happen so many times in jam sessions and it always ends in disaster. Remember: The improviser is only as good as his accompanist. Work on your accompaniment skills. Be well prepared. Improvisation wise you should have a base to build from which also acts as your safety net.

 

All relevant information including venue address, time of commencement and aims of the JGC, also write ups, now available on the website http://cheadlejgc.wix.com/jazz

The Cheadle Jazz Guitar Club meets on the second Thursday of the month.
The Mold Jazz Guitar Club meets on the fourth Thursday of the month.

For further information:
Tel: 07423 016888 or
E-mail: jazzgtrschoolfes@aol.com

For photos & videos see http://cheadlejgc.wix.com/jazz