Recommend Live Jazz venues

Both CHEADLE and MOLD JAZZ GUITAR CLUBS  are a 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, also write ups, available on the website – http://cheadlejgc.wix.com/jazz

Mold Jazz Guitar Club:

The second meeting of the Mold Jazz Guitar Club will be on Thursday July 28th – 8pm – which will be a players night. Subsequent meetings will be held every fourth Thursday of the month.

VENUE: The venue is Y Delyn Wine and Tapas Bar, 3 King Street, Mold, CH7 1LA. Open from 6pm for meals and drinks. Every fourth Thursday of the month and is open to the public. For further information tel: 07423 016888 or e-mail: jazzgtrschoolfes@aol.com  Venue tel no. 01352 759642. See performance requirements below.

Next gathering of the Cheadle Jazz Guitar Club will be on Thursday August 11th – 8pm – which will be a players night. Meetings will be held every second 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

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. 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.

Another place to play: Every third Thursday of the month – 8.30pm – BULLS HEAD, 102, Church Street, Old Glossop, Derbyshire SK13 7RN – Featuring  TREFOR OWEN & ANDY HULME – JAZZ GUITAR DUO. SITTERS IN WELCOLME. For further info. tel. 07423 016888 or E-mail JazzGtrSchoolFes@aol.com.

PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENTS
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.

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  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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JAZZ VENUES:

Try and support these venues as often as you can.

Remember: SUPPORT THE VENUE AND THE VENUE WILL SUPPORT YOU.

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

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

North Wales Jazz have weekly and monthly jazz concerts with regular jam sessions & workshops through the year. See their website: www.northwalesjazz.org.uk

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 with a varied programme.

Every other Tuesday – The Paul Hartley Quartet – 9 – 11pm – now at The Railway, Wellington Road, Stockport. 9pm.For further info: Tel 07944 743680. Venue phone number: Tel 0161 477 3680. FREE admission.

The SLUG & LETTUCE, Wilmslow Road, Didsbury.
See creativespaceinfo.blogspot.com for full programme.  Jazz every Tuesday 9pm.