Recommend Live Jazz venues
Both CHEADLE and MOLD JAZZ GUITAR CLUBS are monthly meetings dedicated to lovers of jazz guitar. Smooth sounds of jazz guitar in a warm and friendly atmosphere.
All relevant information for the Cheadle and Mold jazz guitar clubs including venue address, time of commencement and aims of the Jazz Guitar Clubs, are available on the website – http://cheadlejgc.wix.com/jazz
THE CHEADLE JAZZ GUITAR CLUB
The Cheadle Jazz Guitar Club meets on the second Thursday of the month – 8pm – The majority of the meetings are club nights (players night). Periodically there will be SPECIAL GUEST NIGHTS when additional dates are announced. The guests nights have included some of the leading American jazz guitarists and the very best of British and European jazz guitarists.
VENUE: Meetings are held at Bijou, which is s French Bistro and is situated just off Cheadle High St. The address: 9, Massie St. Cheadle Village, SK8 1BW, (directions on website). Venue telephone number: 0161 428 7177. It is warm and intimate and has a great menu & bar. 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. See performance requirements below.
MOLD JAZZ GUITAR CLUB
The Mold Jazz Guitar Club meets on the fourth Thursday – 8pm
VENUE: The venue is Y Delyn Wine and Tapas Bar, 3 King Street, Mold, CH7 1LA. Open from 6pm for meals and drinks. The club is open to the public. For further information tel: 07423 016888 or e-mail – firstname.lastname@example.org. Venue tel no. 01352 759642.
See performance requirements below.
BULLS HEAD GLOSSOP
The Bulls Head has become an extension of the Cheadle Jazz guitar club and is another place to play in front of a friendly audience. The gig is on the third Thursday of the month – 8.30pm – SITTERS IN WELCOME.
The venue: BULLS HEAD, 102, Church Street, Old Glossop, Derbyshire SK13 7RN.
For further info. tel. 07423 016888 or e-mail – email@example.com.
As they are jazz guitar clubs, 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.
The club welcomes more experienced players performing in a mixture of jazz guitar styles.
Occasional workshop sessions 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.
The importance of jazz guitar clubs 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.
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NORTH WALES JAZZ have weekly and monthly jazz concerts with regular jam sessions & workshops through the year. See their website: www.northwalesjazz.org.uk
Every second Thursday of the month – 8pm – CHEADLE JAZZ GUITAR CLUB – at Bijou, 9, Massie St. Cheadle Village, SK8 1BW. For further info. tel. 07423 016888, or visit http://cheadlejgc.wix.com/jazz
Every third Thursday of the month – BULLS HEAD, 102, Church Street, Old Glossop, Derbyshire SK13 7RN – 8.30pm TREFOR OWEN & ANDY HULME – JAZZ GUITAR DUO. SITTERS-IN WELCOME! For further Info phone 07423 016888. For directions see http://www.bulls-head.co.uk
Every fourth Thursday of the month – 8pm – Mold Jazz Guitar Club – Y Delyn Wine and Tapas Bar,
3 King Street, Mold, CH7 1LA. For further information tel: 07423 016888 or or visit ttp://cheadlejgc.wix.com/jazz
HUDDERSFIELD JAZZ GUITAR SOCIETY they meet every 1st Tuesday of the month. The Rat and Ratchet, 40 Chapel Hill, Huddersfield, HD1 3EB
The Southern Jazz Guitar Society. See their website: www.southjazzguitar.org
Conservative Club, 15, Grove Ave, Wilmslow, SK9 5EG. – 8.45pm For further info. tel. 01625 528336. Jazz every Tuesday http://www.jazznorthwest.co.uk/wilmslow.htm
The Railway, Wellington Road, Stockport. 9pm. For further info: Tel 0161 477 3680. This venue operates every Sunday and Tuesday with a varied programme.
The SLUG & LETTUCE, Wilmslow Road, Didsbury.
See creativespaceinfo.blogspot.com for the full programme. Jazz every Tuesday 9pm.