Monday, June 15, 2015

Jack Wilkins Presents The History of Jazz Guitar

Here's a unique opportunity to study the "History of the Jazz Guitar" from master guitarist Jack Wilkins, one of my all-time favorite guitarists. I treasure his solo albums for CTI, as well as the sessions with Buddy Rich, Bob Brookmeyer, Charles Mingus, Jim Hall, Hubert Laws, Chet Baker, Michael Brecker, Gene Bertoncini, Astrud Gilberto, Morgana King, Lionel Hampton and Ray Charles.

For years this class was given only at Manhattan School of Music. Jack will now be giving an 8-week course (two hours a week) of the most influential guitarists of the 20th century. Classes will be no more than eight participants. The class will cover such giants of jazz guitar such as Lonnie Johnson, Eddie Lang, George Van Eps, Charlie Christian, Django Reinhardt, Billy Bauer, Barney Kessel, Tal Farlow, Jimmy Raney, Chuck Wayne, Johnny Smith, Joe Pass, Billy Bean, George Barnes, Rene Thomas, Wes Montgomery, Hank Garland, Howard Roberts, Grant Green, George Benson and many others.

Recordings, transcriptions, demonstrations, and videos will show how these players were able to execute such amazing phrases and chordal work on the guitar. There will be an occasional surprise guest as well. The class will be held in the evening. Wednesday evening from 6pm till 8pm. The class will take place at 609 Columbus Ave. apt# 10F at West 90th street (New York, NY.) To enroll, please contact Jack through

Private lessons with Jack are also available. Please call (212) 873-2181 for further details. Dates of the class will be starting in September, 2015.
Cost of the class will be $500 for the entire 8 weeks. That would be $250 for 4 in advance and $250 after the 4th class. Students will be given $100 discount.
CD's and videos will be available gratis.

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