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Jazz Guitar Lessons in Gympie

  Jazz Guitar Lessons in Gympie jazz guitar | guitar lessons | gympie Looking for Jazz Guitar Lessons In Gympie? If jazz guitar is your passion, you’ve come to the right place; whatever the musical setting whether it’s solo guitar, trio, quartet or guitar ensemble we’ve got it covered! There’s more to playing jazz guitar than simply owning a jazz style guitar … The Art Of Jazz Rhythm Guitar The true art of rhythm guitar and properly-balanced chord progressions as exemplified by Herb Ellis, Freddy Green, Barry Galbraith and a small circle of jazz masters is a craft. Rhythm guitar and
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Australian Jazz Guitarist – Charlie Lees

Australian Jazz Guitarist Charlie Lees jazz guitar | guitar lessons | gympie Australian Jazz Guitarist Charlie Lees (Charles Anton Lees) was born in Mosman N.S.W in 1913. Prior to settling into music Charlie travelled the world with his parents. Eventually at the age of fifteen he settled in New Zealand, spent a few years in college eventually leaving to study music Charlie moved to Sydney, Australia in the early 1930’s after five frustrating months in Sydney his reputation began to spread. Everybody wanted him. Jim Davison and Frank Coughlan (the two biggest names in prewar Australian music) – and several
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Australian Jazz Guitarist – Bruce Clarke

jazz guitar | guitar lessons | gympie   Australian Jazz Guitarist Bruce Clarke Bruce Clarke born December 1st, 1925. In 1942 Bruce commenced music, theory and steel guitar lessons at the Melbourne Hawaiian Club. Teacher – Tui Hamilton, a Maori musician. In 1948 Bruce entered full-time professional music with two important jazz ensembles, one led by Don Banks, the other led by Splinter Reeves and Charlie Blott and particapated in the first Australian modern jazz recordings for the Jazzart label and ABC radio’s first modern jazz broadcasts. During the period 1950-54 he performed in jazz concerts or tours with Australian
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Australian Jazz Guitarist – George Golla

Australian Jazz Guitarist George Golla jazz guitar | guitar lessons | gympie The Australian Jazz Guitarist George Golla was born on the 10th May, 1935. George commenced studying guitar in 1955 after having played clarinet, saxophone, trumpet and double-bass. His professional life began in 1956 with the advent of television – he appeared on Bandstand for 28 years. Golla appeared regularly in Eric Jupp’s ” Magic of Music ” series for fourteen years. In 1957 he joined Don Burrows to form a trio with bassist, Ed Gaston. In 1973 the NSW Conservatorium employed him as a teacher in the newly
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Australian Jazz Guitarist – Don Andrews

Australian Jazz Guitarist Don Andrews jazz guitar | guitar lessons | gympie Australian Jazz guitarist Don Andrews was born on the 29th May, 1929. Following some early musical training on the violin he began studying the Guitar seriously at the age of 10 years. Don states that there were four people  responsible for his musical growth: Phillip Skinner, with whom he studied the guitar in his early days, Ralph Skinner, an American Arranger attached to a U.S Army Band stationed for a time in Sydney during the war, John Collins, guitarist with Nat Cole, and his wife Monica. Some of
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Australian Jazz Guitarist – Peter McCarthy

Australian Jazz Guitarist Peter McCarthy   jazz guitar | guitar lessons | gympie Australian Jazz guitarist Peter McCarthy was Australia’s first studio guitarist. When Peter took his guitar into the ABC Melbourne studios in 1928 he set the ball rolling for Australian studio guitarists. McCarthy opened the door for studio guitarists and in the years up to 1940 the first generation of “jazzy-type” guitarists rushed through and established themselves in the broadcast and dance band worlds. The Mike Hayes Guitar Studio, offers jazz guitar lessons covering all styles of jazz guitar playing. Looking for jazz guitar lessons in Gympie? Whatever
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Australian Jazz Guitarist – Rick Farbach

Australian Jazz Guitarist Rick Farbach jazz guitar | guitar lessons | gympie Australian Jazz Guitarist Rick Farbach has done it all! From respected musical director at TV Channels 0, 7 and  9 in Brisbane to backing national and international artists such as Shirley Bassey, Sammy Davis jnr., Stanley Black, Julie Anthony, Barry Crocker, John Farnham etc., to playing guitar with the Stan Kenton Orchestra. On TV shows he backed countless television stars, and performed on ABC Radio many times with his own groups, as well as with others (Robert Boughen Ensemble, Queensland Symphony Orchestra and more). From 1964 Rick was
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Australian musicians – Bunny Hodgins

Australian musicians – Bunny Hodgins jazz guitar | guitar lessons | gympie John Frederick (Bunny) Hodgins was born in Bundaberg in 1909 both his parents were school teachers. His father, Frederick Hodgins came from Ireland, his mother was born in Bundaberg. Always interested in music, Bunny taught himself the banjo, and this lead him into work with 4QG and 4BH (Brisbane). Bunny played with Billo Smith and his band for several years. Billo Smith came to Brisbane in 1925 from the Sydney Cavalier and he held the best jobs in Brisbane until 1957, first at the Trocadero and after the
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Australian Jazz Musician – Craig Scott

Australian Jazz Musician Craig Scott jazz guitar | guitar lessons | gympie Craig Scott’s outstanding musicianship, strong melodic ideas and beautiful upright bass sound has established Craig as one of Australia’s leading bassists for over 25 years. His ability to provide tasteful and sensitive accompaniment to any musical setting makes Craig a much “in demand” musician. Australian jazz musician Craig Scott first came to the attention of the Australian jazz loving public nationally via the popular ABC program “The Burrows Collection”, (a series presented by well-known jazz musician  Don Burrows), Craig appeared in the series with Don Burrows, James Morrison
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Australian Jazz Musicians Bob Barnard

Australian Jazz musician Bob Barnard jazz guitar | guitar lessons | gympie World renowned jazz trumpet legend, Bob Barnard is featured soloist on the new Pippa Hayes Album It Had To Be You. Jazz fans will be delighted to hear Bob playing with more fire, more spirit, than ever before; his solo work on “Lullaby of Birdland”, “Ain’t Misbehavin” and “Our Day Will Come” are as good as jazz gets! It Had To Be You from Seyah Records is available at Amazon mp3, CD Baby, CD Universe and wherever quality jazz recordings are sold. You can hear Bob Barnard stretching
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