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A reminder that the Jazz Guitar Club gathering is this Thursday (13th) at 8pm, when, as always, a very exciting evening is in store for you. It will be our usual club night with the help of Dave Turner on double bass and I'm very pleased to announce that jazz guitarist Paul Hartley will be making a guest appearance! See below. ITEMS FOR SALE! SEE BELOW.
THE AUGUST GATHERING The Olympics were in full swing and the Usain Bolt was running the two hundred metres that evening, also it's holiday time, but we still managed to have a great evening with some new faces! There was some great playing all round!
Paul Hartley is a jazz guitarist based in Stockport in fact he holds the distinction of keeping jazz live in and around Stockport Market Place for well over 20 years and is currently resident at the legendary Bakers Vaults on most Tuesdays nights. The Paul Hartley Quartet has featured many of the top jazz musicians in the North West and, in addition to fronting his own band, he formerly co-led a popular twoheaded jazz guitar quartet with Vernon Hyde. Aside from small group playing, he often gets called to play in big bands, as an accompanist to vocalists, theatre work and world music projects. Instrument-wise, Paul currently switches between a vintage 1950 Gibson ES175 archtop and a 1960s Gibson ES345 semi-acoustic.
<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<0>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> The next North Wales International Jazz Guitar Weekend will be held on October 19 - 21. See www.northwalesjazz.org.uk for details and enrolment form. A FEW PLACES LEFT <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<0>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> The Congleton Jazz & Blues Festival was a huge success and there was more jazz than ever before. Andy and I played at a excellent venue, The Young Pretender, where we had a packed house. A letter from organiser Vince Cuttliffe below.
Trefor, just wanted to say a big thankyou for coming along to Congleton with Andy. I got great feedback about you guys, you made a great impression on the audience in the Young Pretender, something cool about what you played.......so you are cool! I hope we can do something again, Many thanks..... Best regards Vince
I have now used my new MAMBO amp at many different venues and for the first time ever for me I don't have to fiddle with the tone controls to find a sound that suits the acoustics of the room. I have the tone controls set on flat response and that's it, I get the sound I want at every venue! I feel it is the right kind of amp for archtop guitar. Hear it at the next JGC gathering. Trefor Owen. www.mambo-amp.co.uk/
<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<0>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> THE GUZZ PICK. Even when you think you have the perfect plectrum, as I did when I discovered the V pick, there’s always something new round the corner! I was introduced to the Guzz pick by Howard Alden and Peter Button. I now use it all the time! The S3 Guzz Pick can be played with three sides - Side 1 For playing solo - Side two and three for playing rhythm. It is 3.5 mm thick, (they are working on a thin version), and produces great tone and I find that the pointed edge is great for single string and rhythm work. Unlike the V pick the Guzz pick has a wonderful grip and will not slip out of your hand. The grip is different on both sides and it has a black rubber spot for added grip. I also find that you can get slightly different tone from the pointed edge dependent on whether the black spot is facing up or down. Here is the website http://www.guzzguitar.com/ If you are ordering the picks online you'll need to know the Spanish for United Kingdom which is Reino Unido. Trefor Owen. <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<0>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
BIG NEWS!! THANKS TO ANDY HULME, JGC has a WEBSITE!!! click here: http://cheadlejazzguitarclub.wordpress.com/
All relevant information including venue address, time of commencement and aims of the JGC, also write ups, now available on the website!
REGARDING GEAR FOR SALE. A NUMBER OF ITEMS HAVE BEEN SOLD AS A RESULT OF INCLUSION IN THE JGC NEWSLETTER. PLEASE LET ME KNOW WHEN AN ITEM YOU HAVE ADVERTISED HAS BEEN SOLD!
VENUE INFORMATION: Try and support these venues as often as you can. Remember: SUPPORT THE VENUE AND THE VENUE WILL SUPPORT YOU. The Southern Jazz Guitar Society are still very active. See their website: www.southjazzguitar.org
HUDDERSFIELD JAZZ GUITAR SOCIETY meets every 1st Tuesday of the month. The Head of Steam, (next to Huddersfield station), HD1 1JB. Wilmslow Conservative Club, 15, Grove Ave, Wilmslow, SK9 5EG. For further info. tel. 01625 528336. Jazz every Monday. http://www.myspace.com/grahambrookjazz PLEASE NOTE: FOR SEPTEMBER ONLY THE GIG AT THE BULLS HEAD, GLOSSOP WILL BE ON THURSDAY (27th). THE LAST THURSDAY OF THE MONTH -
8.30pm -BULLS HEAD, 102, Church Street, Old Glossop Derbyshire SK13 7RN -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 The Railway, Wellington Road, Stockport. 9pm. For further info: Tel 0161 477 3680. This venue operates every Sunday with a varied programme. Every Tuesday - Jazz at the Bakers Vaults - 9 - 11pm FREE admission. Bakers Vaults, Market Place, Stockport. Tuesday Jazz at the Bakers Vaults. For further info: Tel 07944 743680 The SLUG & LETTUCE, Wilmslow Road, Didsbury. See creativespaceinfo.blogspot.com for full programme. Jazz every Tuesday 9pm
If you have a gig which features jazz guitar, please let me know and it will be listed in all e-mail shots.
USEFUL LINKS: B M G (Banjo Mandolin & Guitar) Magazine has been revived! Click on the link.
http://www.banjomandolinguitar.org/news.htm This was the only guitar magazine around when I started playing in the 60's. Unfortunately it folded with the death of the editor and has now been revived. It was followed by "Guitar Player" which was great for jazz in its early years. Then there was a British magazine "Guitar" which was dedicated to jazz guitar. Didn't last long! This was followed by "Archtop" which was the forerunner of "Just Jazz Guitar Magazine".
IF YOU HAVE PROBLEMS WITH FEEDBACK WHEN PLAYING YOUR ARCHTOP GUITAR: See this link from Ged Green about string dampers:
<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<0>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Luthier Ged Green http://www.gedgreen.co.uk for set ups and guitar repairs.
Bulldog Pickups (Huddersfield) www.bulldogpickups.com Vinyl Tap (Huddersfield) www.vinyltap.co.uk Records, CDs and DVDs AmplifierCoversOnline.com www.amplifiercoversonline.com Customised Equipment Covers On Demand
Back Alley - Mold & Chester www.backalleymusic.co.uk Sounds Great www.soundsgreatmusic.com Foulds Guitars - Derby www.fouldsmusic.co.uk
Dan Johnson from Foulds Music is building up a stock of jazz guitar CD's to sell and trade from the shop and website so if any of you would be interested in trading then please contact Dan: 01332 344842. For more information see: http://www.fouldsmusic.co.uk/jazz-guitars-andaccessories/jazz-guitar-cds/
Bijou is situated just off Cheadle High St. The address: 9, Massie St. Cheadle Village, SK8 1BW, (directions below). Telephone Number: 0161 428 7177. It is warm and intimate, and has a great menu & bar.
Find Cheadle Village High St. and look for CARPHONE WAREHOUSE, which is on the corner of Massie St. Bijou is a few yards up Massie St, just before the main car park. Plenty of free parking, (after 6pm), a few yards from the venue. If you need any further directions please contact me. Trefor Owen on 07746 784949, or e-mail email@example.com
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.
For CLUB NIGHTS (second Thursday of the month) admission is £4. For SPECIAL GUEST nights the cost is £5.
A REMINDER OF THE FORMAT: 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.
The club welcomes more experienced players performing in a mixture of styles. So come along and perform, play solo, duo or bring your guitar band.
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.
GEAR FOR SALE De Armond Pickup
De Armond `RED` Jazz Guitar pickup, Very little used, perfect working order, £190. Tel Brian Lewis 07776 184111 or 01565 653003, firstname.lastname@example.org
Peerless Jazz City. £575 excellant condition with case. Contact email@example.com tel. 01204 413436 mobile 07815323651. Peerless Songbird. open to offers. excellant condition with case. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org tel. 01204 413436 mobile 07815323651.
A message from Chris Nowell: 2005 Gibson ES 175 Steve Howe Signature complete with Gibson fitted hard case. Very good condition. Enquiries to Chris Nowell on 07970 496948 or email Chris on email@example.com A message from Jack Grocott: 2002 Knight Guitar. Natural with Venetian cutaway, 17" body, Grover Tuners. Comes with Hiscox hardcase. £1.950. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Mobile: 07710 054750. Richwood Artist Series acoustic cutaway model RN70NT. Petite bouche. £100. E-mail: email@example.com Mobile: 07710 054750. A message from Terry Gillen:
Made in 2003 by Vestax (higher quality than the later, Excel-made models) in Terada, Japan. Book matched solid spruce top. Maple back, sides and neck. Lovely sunburst finish. Showroom condition. 7-ply top binding. Ebony fret board with 3-ply binding and pearl, slashed block inlays. Cshape neck. Grover sealed-back tuners with 'imperial' keys. Inlaid, adjustable, compensated bridge. Kent Armstrong floating mini humbucker. Multiple bound, 'tortoiseshell' pick guard with volume and tone control. 18 inch lower bout gives rich deep tone plugged and unplugged. Full Charlie Chandler Plek setup in summer 2011. Looks fantastic, sounds great and plays beautifully. Original plush lined, deluxe faux alligator hard case with DA logo. Original purchase receipt. £1,950. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for pictures. A message from Dan Martin: Gibson ES350T 1992: Comes with original hard case. Good condition with minimum checking to the finish. All original pickups and hardware although the tailpiece has been reinforced (still original). This is the 'long scale' version as opposed to the 'Byrdland' scale of previous years and was a limited edition run by Gibson in 1992. I can provide multiple pictures on request. Its used value is approximately £2500 but I will take no less than £2250. Email: email@example.com
Gibson 335, 2006, as new with case . Contact Pete Roberts at firstname.lastname@example.org
Gibson ES175CESN. 1959 natural. As new with PAFS and original case. Contact Bert Clark for price: e-mail email@example.com
Hofner J17 for sale. £300 ono. It is in excellent condition. Contact Trefor Owen at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 07423 016888.
AMPS & SPEAKER CABINETS
ZT Club amp as new. Never gigged! (I have two). £350. Contact Trefor Owen at email@example.com or phone 07423 016888.
Speaker Cabinet: 12" McKenzie/Wharfedale Elite 12-200LR 200W 8 Ohm £50, ONO. Contact Gary Taylor: firstname.lastname@example.org 01942 791745 / 07757 326797
Behringer ax1000 (100 Watt) in a 5 star Flite Case. Cost me 250.00 for case and 400.00 for Amp - will accept 420.00. Will Not Split. Contact
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