WITH OUR SUCCESSFUL NEW FORMAT 23 – 25 APRIL 2021

GLYNDWR UNIVERSITY, Mold Road, Wrexham, Wales, LL11 2AW

IMPROVE YOUR JAZZ GUITAR SKILLS AT THIS GREAT VALUE WEEKEND


Guest Tutors:

NIGEL PRICE www.nigelprice.biz
ADRIAN INGRAM adrianingram.com
JOHN WHEATCROFT johnwheatcroftguitar.com

Resident Tutor:

TREFOR OWEN www.treforowen.com

Student jam sessions will be accompanied by BILL COLEMAN (double bass) and ANDY BOLD (drums).

As last year, we will have our new look format, which proved to be very popular.
The focus will be on more playing time in the classrooms, and by having smaller groups there will be more individual attention to students’ needs.

As in the past, there will be lunchtime student jam sessions, (the tunes played can be the student’s own choice), and a Saturday evening concert featuring all the tutors.

ALL THE ABOVE FOR ONLY £120. £50 deposit is required on booking.

TO ENROL

Phone +44 (0)7423 016888 – +44 (0)1745 812260 or see North Wales Jazz website www.northwalesjazz.org.uk and
download the enrollment form.

PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING CAREFULLY

The will be four groups. In each group there will be six jazz standards and two from the Gypsy jazz repertoire listed. The jazz standards in each group will vary from challenging to less challenging. When you, the student, have selected your group, learn all the tunes or as many tunes from that selection as you are comfortable with in order to get the most out of the weekend.

The jazz standards should be tunes that you don’t normally play or tunes you would like to work on. It is hoped that all students will leave the weekend with several more jazz standards added to their repertoire.

Whichever group you choose, it is imperative that you can play the melody and chords of the tunes you have chosen.

THE GROUPS AND JAZZ STANDARDS ARE LISTED BELOW

This fantastic event is only possible because of the enthusiasm and commitment of jazz guitarists from novice to professional. Please book early so you can secure the group that has the jazz standards to best suit your needs.

As stated above, there will be four groups with around eight students in each group, and the tutors will move around the groups giving students a two hour session with each tutor – we anticipate that each tutor will have a different take on each of the standards. As was the case at previous weekends, the Friday evening teaching session will be two and a half hours in duration and the two sessions on Saturday will be two hours in duration. The Sunday morning teaching session will also be two hours in duration and on Sunday afternoon there will be an extended student jam session when you will have the opportunity, (but only if you would like to), to jam with the tutors. In each session there will be masses of playing time but also time for discussion and tuition.

With smaller groups, there will be more playing time in class and the tutor will be advising instead of performing a two-hour lecture.
As we have stated at previous jazz guitar weekends, no one will be forced to play and those at a beginners in jazz level will be catered for.


Wide choice of reasonably priced accommodation available in Wrexham and the surrounding area.

Accommodation is also available at Glyndwr University. (Wrexham Village accommodation, the one by the football ground). The rooms are £54 per night, room only. To book, please contact accommodation@glyndwr.ac.uk or call Sarah Fisher on 01978 293344.

SINCERE THANKS TO OUR JAZZ GUITAR WEEKEND SPONSORS, BARNES AND MULLINS LTD, FRAILERS AND BACK ALLEY MUSIC.


GROUP 1

HAVE YOU MET MISS JONES (F), TRISTE (Bb), LINE FOR LYONS (G), MOMENTS NOTICE (Eb), AIREGIN (Ab), AUTUMN IN NEW YORK (F). GYPSY JAZZ TUNES – NUAGES, BOSSA DORADO.

GROUP 2

WHAT’S NEW (C), BLUESETTE, (Bb), I’LL REMEMBER APRIL (G), PHOTOGRAPH (Jobim), (C), WEAVER OF DREAMS (C), I’M OLD FASHONED (F). GYPSY JAZZ TUNES – SWING 42, VIPER’S DREAM.

GROUP 3

NIGHT AND DAY (C), ALONE TOGETHER (Dm), EASY LIVING (F), WATCH WHAT HAPPENS. (Eb), YOU’D BE SO NICE TO COME HOME TO (F), ON THE SUNNY SIDE OF THE STREET (C). GYPSY JAZZ TUNES – ANOUMAN, I’LL SEE YOU IN MY DREAMS.

GROUP 4

ALL THE THINGS YOU ARE (Ab), HOW HIGH THE MOON (G), FOGGY DAY (F), AUTUMN LEAVES (G), SATIN DOLL (C), RHYTHM CHANGES (I GOT RHYTHM) (Bb) and/or, 12 BAR BLUES (ANY HEAD) – GYPSY JAZZ TUNES – MINOR SWING, COQUETTE.


If you need any further information, please contact me, Trefor Owen on 07423 016888 or e-mail tojazzgtr@aol.com