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Great Guitarists - Jazz & Blues 06 Jun 2018

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We have a line-up of Great Guitarists - both jazz and blues.

The guitar is one of the most popular and diverse musical instruments in the world. It's permeated through dozens of genres of music, lending itself to help create some of the most moving and emotional pieces of music in history. 

Celebrating the seminal figure of Django Reinhardt  – our Hot Club Gypsy Swing concert features Moses Rosenberg and Tim Kliphuis. Rose Room and Havana Swing are Hot Club fans too. Then we have Ben Macdonald and Joe Williamson celebrate guitar legend Wes Montgomery. There’s also two very special duo collaborations Haftor Medboe is joined by pianist Jacob Karlzon, Martin Taylor is joined by singer Curtis Stigers and Brian Kellock plays with David Blenkhorn. We also have the Graeme Stephen Trio bring us right up to date.

Then we have blues guitarists from Chicago John Primer, from Tennessee Amythyst Kiah and from St Louis Doug MacLeod. Also for The Blues Gala we have ex-Whitesnake guitar hero, Bernie Marsden; ex-Blues ‘n’ Trouble lead guitarist, Sandy Tweeddale. We’re also introducing Marquise Knox and Jerron “Blind Boy” Paxton to the festival.

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