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Thursday, 23 June 2016

Huddersfield Jazz Guitar Festival 22-24 July

Remi Harris Fri 22 July

This July sees the second HJGS Jazz Guitar Festival. A three day celebration of jazz guitar, the festival was a mixture of free concerts, ticketed events and workshops, all held at the Rat and Ratchet in Huddersfield.

This year the festival has some themes covering a wide range of jazz guitar styles. Friday is very much a Gypsy jazz night with two of the U.Ks  leading exponents. Saturday is a celebration of the great Charlie Christian while Sunday sees a leaning towards the Organ trios. In addition to all this there are free concerts throughout the day, workshops, jam sessions, raffles and competitions.

Friday 22 July 

8:30 Remi Harris, Caley Groves and Paul Baxter (bass)
9:30 Gary Potter and Paul Baxter (bass)
Gypsy Jazz is fiery acoustic guitar music which has remained popular since the days of Django Reinhardt and the Quintette du Hot Club de France in the 1930’s. Britain’s two leading exponents are Gary Potter and Remi Harris and its a real treat to have them on the same bill.
Cost: £14 (£11 HJGS members)

Saturday 23 July
8:30 The Charlie Christian Collective
‘The Charlie Christian Collective’ are a guitar ensemble lead by Darren Dutson Bromley who perform specially arranged pieces associated with Charlie Christian and Benny Goodman.

9:30 Alan Barnes (clarinet) Sam Dunn, Jamie Taylor, Dave Turner (bass) 
Alan Barnes is a virtuoso clarinet player who is able to play tunes associated with the swing era. This evening sees him matched with the guitar duo of Sam Dunn and Jamie Taylor and double bass player Dave Turner. The quartet will perform pieces made famous by the Benny Goodman featuring Charlie Christian.
Cost: £14 (£11 HJGS members)

Sunday 24 July 
Soho Nights is the tribute to the great jazz and organ groups of the 60s.

8:30 Adrian Ingram’s Cookbook
Beginning with Adrian Ingram’s Cookbook, a tribute to George Benson’s early period when he played with organists Jack McDuff and Lonnie Smith. Adrian along with Jez Platt on organ and Paul Smith on drums will be recreating tracks from Benson’s Cookbook, New Boss Guitar and Up Town albums. Expect fast fiery blues and bebop to the highest order.

9:30 Terry Smith, Paul Baxter (bass) and Paul Smith (drums) 
Terry Smith is one of the UK’s best guitarists. Twice winner of the Melody Maker Music Polls, Terry Smith spent the early 1960s playing with the Tony Lee Trio, before becoming Scott Walker’s musical director and accompanying The Walker Brothers on their Japan tour in 1968. Returning to the UK, he recorded a solo album, Fall Out (1968), and appeared with Morrissey on Brother Jack McDuff’s Blue Note recording To Seek a New Home (1970).

Cost: £14 (HJGS members)

More details and tickets

Venue: Rat and Ratchet, 40 Chapel Hill, Huddersfield Road, Huddersfield HD1 3EB

1 comment:

  1. Jazz players does it well in the guitars, a lot of broken chords, compared to ordinary music, i can't wait to learn those my self, also interested then why not check this site out for more info