What we're about

The London Jazz Guitar Society was started to create a community of jazz guitarists living in the London area.

The aim is to:

- publicise gigs, events and workshops in and around London with jazz guitar as the main focus.
- provide opportunities for getting together to play and share knowledge / experience.

Players of all levels are welcome.

Upcoming events (3)

Workshop with Gilad Hekselman

Upstairs at Ronnie Scott’s


The LJGS is pleased to present a workshop with one of the most popular and influential guitarists on the New York and international jazz scene today, Gilad Hekselman. Gilad will be in London to perform at Ronnie Scott’s on Sunday 12 May and has agreed to share his experience and knowledge with our group in a workshop that afternoon The cost for the clinic is £20 payable in advance. Please reserve your place my RSVPing at meetup.com/londonjazzguitarsociety The page will ask for payment via PayPal when you RSVP. We are able to offer a student rate of £15. If you wish to claim the student rate, please email [masked] to make arrangements. Please note that Gilad’s evening performance is not included with entry to this event. For gig tickets, you will need to book directly with Ronnie Scott’s here: https://www.ronniescotts.co.uk/performances/view/5152-gilad-hekselman-trio-and-zuperoctave Enquires about the workshop should be directed to the London Jazz Guitar Society via our Facebook or Meetup pages. Gilad Hekselman has been developing a reputation as one of the most promising guitarists in New York since his arrival in 2004. He has shared the stage with some of the greatest artists in the New York City jazz scene including Chris Potter, Eric Harland, Mark Turner, Anat Cohen, Ari Hoenig, Esperanza Spalding, Christian McBride, Jeff Ballard, Ben Wendel, Gretchen Parlato, Avishai Cohen, Jeff 'Tain' Watts, Tigran Hamasyan, Aaron Parks, Becca Stevens, John Scofield, Terri Lyne Carrington, Danilo Perez & Peter Bernstein among many others. Gilad has played all major jazz clubs in New York City including the Blue Note, The Jazz Standard, Dizzy's Club and Smalls. He is constantly touring world-wide and has played most of the major jazz festivals. Ask For Chaos, Gilad's most recent album, was released in September 2018 and features both his current working bands: The first is ZuperOctave (feat. Aaron Parks on piano and keys and Kush Abadey on drums, which whom he appears at Ronnie Scott’s on 12 May). This bass-less band is exploring electronics with the goal of still keeping the music organic and flexible. The other is the gHex Trio (feat. Rick Rosato on bass & Jonathan Pinson on drums), continuing the classic guitar trio sound that Gilad has become known for, but also bringing something fresh to the music.

Full day workshop with Sheryl Bailey

The Warrington Hotel


11:30am: Introductions followed by tuition for all students. 1pm: lunch 2pm: Afternoon tuition session. 5pm: break 6.30pm: Performance by Sheryl followed by all students with rhythm section. 9pm: Finish

Workshop with Brad Shepik

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Details to follow shortly.

Past events (271)

Jonathan Kreisberg and Nelson Veras at The Spice of Life

Spice Of Life Pub, Tel: 020 7437 7013

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