Wrexham International Jazz Guitar Weekend

Keeping the spirit of Jazz Guitar alive.
APRIL 5th – 7th 2024.

IMPROVE YOUR JAZZ GUITAR SKILLS AT THIS GREAT VALUE WEEKEND

Trefor Owen

Trefor Owen

Resident Tutor

Jim Mullen

Jim Mullen

Guest Tutor

Glenn Cartledge

Glenn Cartledge

Guest Tutor

Jamie Holroyd

Jamie Holroyd

Guest Tutor

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

As 2023 was the centennial celebration of Wes Montgomery’s birth. The theme for our 2024 Jazz Guitar Weekend will be a tribute to the legendary jazz guitarist Wes Montgomery. The tunes featured in the student tune list will be some of his original compositions and tunes he was associated with.

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As in previous Jazz Guitar Weekends, we will have our new look format, which proved to be very popular. The focus will be on more playing time in the classrooms, each group will have no more than ten students per class 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 £160

To enroll please e-mail jazzguitar.jazzguitarclub@aol.com, phone, or text Trefor Owen on 07423 016888. Payment can be made by bank transfer or cheque. If paying by cheque, please complete an enrolment form.

You can pay the whole amount or the required £60 (non-refundable) deposit to secure your place.

PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING CAREFULLY

There will be four groups. In each group there will be a choice of six jazz standards. The tunes in Group 1 are the most challenging. Group 2 less challenging, Group 3 less challenging again, and Group 4 beginners in jazz. When you, the student, have selected your group, learn all the tunes or, if that is not possible, choose two, (expected minimum requirement), or as many tunes from that selection as you are comfortable with in order to get the most out of the weekend.
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.

PLEASE BOOK EARLY SO YOU CAN SECURE THE GROUP THAT HAS THE JAZZ STANDARDS TO BEST SUIT YOUR LEVE OF ABILITY.

As stated above, there will be four groups with around eight to ten 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 some of 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 beginner’s in jazz level will be catered for. As there is no funding to underwrite this event, it has to be selffinancing. Therefore, I reserve the right to cancel the event if the required number of student enrolment is not achieved. In these circumstances, for any money paid in advance, a full refund will be given. Wide choice of reasonably priced accommodation available in Wrexham and the surrounding area.