Looking for a SOLO GYPSY JAZZ GUITARIST for a wedding or event in 2020?
Perfect for background atmosphere performing classic 20's/30's/40's music with a swing jazz feel.
Also available for Valentine's Day bookings.
For larger band options of Duo, Trio, Quartet & Quintet with a great range of instruments to choose from, please head over to my GYPSY JAZZ BAND HIRE PAGE to see and hear the great line-ups I can offer.
On Thursday 23rd January 7.45pm you can catch me playing solo at the fabulous FEZ MICROPUB in Margate High Street, Kent. Great tipples, a cool setting and Django Reinhardt classics to help you ease into 2020.
Coming up in February!
Gypsy Jazz Guitar /Swing Guitar Workshop at Rosslyn Court in Margate, Kent 1.30pm-4pm Saturday 29th February 2020.
Learn to play this timeless style in a relaxed atmosphere, full details HERE
SWING GUITAR WORKSHOP with Jonny Hepbir
Bookings link - https://www.wegottickets.com/event/491176#.XfoEWVYuq5Q.link
An acoustic guitar workshop for players of all ages and abilities Swing guitar in the style of Django Reinhardt from the 1930's & 1940's.
An introduction to the basics of how to play swing guitar in the style of one of the greatest musicians ever, Django Reinhardt (1910-1953). Despite suffering dreadful injuries after a fire at the age of 18, this Belgium born guitarist went on to develop a unique way of playing that is revered and copied all over the world.
Although the music Django played had it's origins in early jazz, the guitar techniques he used can be applied to all types of guitar playing where a plectrum is used.
This workshop will focus on the two main principles of Django-style, rhythm accompaniment and melody/solo playing. No theory or reading is necessary as the 'folk' tradition of this style is very much aural.
The emphasis will be on playing and having fun through learning.
There will be lots of cool tips and tricks to take away and apply to your playing even if you've had no experience of this style before.
Workshop Requirements – An acoustic guitar & plectrum.
Workshop is from 2-4pm but attendees are asked to arrive at 1.15pm for a 1.30pm start for tea/coffee and introduction chat.
About Jonny In the UK, Jonny is one of the long-standing, professional players on the British Gypsy jazz scene. His background has seen years of experience playing amongst some of the top Django-style guitarists in the world including Bireli Lagrene, Lulu Reinhardt, Stochelo Rosenberg, Paulus Schafer, Feigeli Prisor and jazz guitarists Mundel Lowe, Martin Taylor and John Etheridge amongst others.
In 2004, GUITAR magazine referred to Jonny as '..the English virtuoso' .
Over the last 25 years Jonny has played throughout the UK and abroad, including private performances for Sir Paul McCartney, Sir Terence Conran, Paul Merton and Kool & The Gang.
Here I am demonstrating some of the techniques used in Gypsy Jazz.
Wedding Clients - I can offer package deals if you're considering either solo, duo or trio options as background music earlier in the day for the reception and my full band, Quartet and Quintet for dancing in the evening.
To discuss your requirements and to check availability & for quotes,
please email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07712 332 967.
To read testimonials from some of our clients from over the years, please click HERE.