In Session With: Howard Alden

Bristol International Jazz & Blues Festival

Chord melody/solo playing with one of the world’s great jazz guitar virtuosos.

New York guitar genius Howard Alden is a constant in any “top guitarist” list and will demonstrate why in this specialist masterclass focusing on chord melody and solo playing. One of the hardest techniques to master will become much more achievable as Howard provides hints and tips galore to help you improve your solo guitar playing. Included will be a Q&A session with the editor of Guitarist magazine, Jamie Dickson, who will get to the bottom of Aldens’ phenomenal fretboard wizardry.

Suitable for all levels and abilities.

Bristol International Jazz and Blues Festival

Workshop tickets include a complimentary ticket to concerts in the main auditorium or 50% off Lantern concerts.

This workshop is part of the Bristol International Jazz and Blues Festival, which takes place 7-9 March 2014 at Colston Hall.  For full listings please click here

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