19th NORTH WALES INTERNATIONAL JAZZ GUITAR WEEKEND, WREXHAM, NORTH WALES



12th-14th April



VENUE:

GLYNDWR UNIVERSITY  Mold Road, Wrexham, Wales,

LL11 2AW  (Just outside Wrexham town centre. Ample parking)



Five 2 hour workshops with internationally renowned tutors


WHO’S IT FOR?
Whether you’re a gigging jazz guitarist or new to the
art of playing jazz, provided you know your way around
the guitar fingerboard this course is for you!

                      GUEST TUTOR:
RANDY JOHNSTON
from New York.
A highly experienced tutor, Randy is currently a professor at New York University. With a musical style which melds Charlie Parker and Dexter Gordon with gospel and the blues, his 11 albums include Muse, Highnote and J Curve recordings.
www.randyjohnston.net




RESIDENT TUTOR: 

TREFOR OWEN, premier Welsh jazz guitarist. Among the UK’s finest jazz educators

www.treforowen.com

Group A

Hands-on tuition sessions, i.e. for students who wish to learn in a playing situation

Group B:  

Tuition sessions for students who need help in basic skills

Course fee: £99.  Concession: £90. NWJS members: £90
(Concessionary rate applies  to State Pensioners, Registered Disabled, UB40’s, Students’ Union  Members and School Children).

Click here for information on Areas of Study.
£50 deposit, (non-refundable), on booking.
Limited number of places so book early.
Student lunchtime jam sessions, backed by bass and drums.
Saturday evening concert (April 13th. 8.30pm) featuring the course tutors plus guests.
Wide choice of reasonably priced accommodation available in Wrexham and the surrounding area.

Printable enrolment form

Jazz Guitar Weekend Programme

FRIDAY EVENING
 7.00pm. Welcome session
A chance to get together with fellow students and meet your tutors

7.30pm - 10.00pm
       Group A:  A performance based workshop with Randy Johnston. Everyone will have the chance to play, either solo or in a duo, and to discuss
their performance with Randy. Widely renowned bass player Bill Coleman
will be available for advice and accompaniment if required


   Group B:  Tuition session with Trefor Owen, giving students help with basic skills,
 such as learning chords and melodies and improvising over jazz standards

SATURDAY
  10am - 12 noon

Group A:  Tuition session with Randy Johnston,
based on Friday evening's performances 
Group B:  A continuation of Friday evening’s tuition session with Trefor Owen 

12.15pm – 1.45pm
Student jam session, with bass & drums, in the university’s Fellows Cafe/Bar

2pm - 4pm
Group A:  Tuition session with Trefor Owen
Group B:  Tuition session with Randy Johnston
Potential areas of study can be seen at www.northwalesjazz.org.uk, but both tutors
 are keen to emphasise that this info is only a rough guide, as the most appropriate
 teaching is assessed on the day and depends on students’ weaknesses and ability levels

8.30pm
Concert at the university’s Catrin Finch Centre, featuring
Randy Johnston, and Trefor Owen and Andy Hulme (guitars),
Paul Sawtell (vibes) and Bill Coleman (d bass),
who will perform their “Shades of Shearing” tribute


SUNDAY
  10am - 12 noon

Group A:  Performance based workshop with Trefor Owen

 

Group B:  Tuition session with Randy Johnston

12.15pm – 1.45pm
Student jam session, with bass & drums, in the university’s Fellows Cafe/Bar


 2pm - 4pm
Group A:  Performance based workshop with Randy Johnston
Group B:  Tuition session with Trefor Owen

 

SINCERE THANKS
TO THE SPONSORS OF OUR 2013 JAZZ GUITAR EVENTS,
BARNES AND MULLINS LTD, FOULDS OF DERBY,
 SOUNDS GREAT, FRAILERS AND BACK ALLEY MUSIC

For further information email: NorthWalesJazzSc@aol.com or call 01745 812260