50 years ago, on the 15th June 1968 the great Wes Montgomery died. Universally acknowledged as one of the greatest guitarists in the history of jazz, Wes Montgomery virtually defined modern jazz guitar during the 1950s and ’60s. His unique idiomatic conception to the instrument and the power of his soloing influenced generations of players who followed him.
Two of the UK’s top players pay homage to the great man. Adrian Ingram has long been acknowledged as a leading authority on Wes Montgomery. His book on the life of Wes is still a best seller and he has written many magazine articles as well as a video on Stefan Grossman popular guitar workshops series on Wes’s guitar style.
Adrian’s band Cookbook open the evening playing music influenced by Wes.
Jim Mullen is the headline act of the evening. Jim, like Wes plays with his thumb to produce a warm, soulful sound. Jim found fame playing with Brian Augers’ Oblivion Express, The Average White Band and Morrisey-Mullen before become one of the UK’s most celebrated jazz guitarists and we are very excited to have him at this years festival.
This is likely to be very popular – so book now to avoid disappointment!
Time: 8pm – late
Cost: £14 (students £11; HJGS Members £10)