Huddersfield Jazz Guitar Festival

Huddersfield Jazz Guitar Festival

Sponsors for 2019

We are hugely grateful to all our sponsors for 2019 who are helping to make this one of the best festivals we have run.
Please find out more about them and support them where you can.

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GuitarBytes
Ever wanted to know more about a particular guitar playing method, playing technique or style? With GuitarBytes online video lessons it’s never been so easy.

GuitarBytes have some great resources for you to learn from including:

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University Of Huddersfield
The Department of Music & Drama at the University of Huddersfield is home to a vibrant, diverse, and international community of researchers and practitioners. It is one of the largest such university departments in the UK, and comprises two subject areas – Drama, Theatre & Performance, and Music & Music Technology. Our specialist areas include contemporary music, popular music and jazz, technology and programming, historical and cultural studies, composition, improvisation, performance practices, psychophysical performance, technical theatre, performance magic, performance and disability, multimedia in performance, and processes of devising. Our staff are recognised as leading figures in their fields, as evidenced by major commissions, performances, recordings, publications and international prizes. In 2015 we were awarded the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for ‘world-leading work to promote, produce and present contemporary music to an international audience’ and in 2019 we were ranked in the top 25 for performing arts in the world according to the QS 500 rankings. From mainstream UK universities, only the universities of Oxford and Cambridge ranked higher.

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Buldog Pickups
Bulldog Pickups
Bulldog Pickups are the finest sounding replacement pickups available today. Made by guitarist Hayden Minett who used to work for Bare Knuckle pickups and who also currently makes amplification for Matamp. Hayden is no stranger to obtaining a great tone.

“I want you and your guitar to sound as good as it possibly can, so I’ve been obsessive about finding all the best ingredients that go into great sounding pickups. It goes further than that – I personally wind, assemble and test each pickup to guarantee consistent quality.

I’ve spent over 25 years chasing my sound. I’m not quite there yet but I know a great tone when I hear it – as I’m sure you do. We all know how difficult it can be finding your voice, I’m here to make that job easier. Bulldog is built around helping you get the tone you’ve been searching for – if I fail I’ll give you your money back!”

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Newtone Strings

Based in the heart of Derbyshire, on the edge of the Peak District.

We hand make guitar strings, priding ourselves on the attention to detail we put into our work. This means that every single string made by our small team of skilled craftsmen, is made with care and assessed before being packed and sent out. It also allows for us to cater for your individual needs.

At Newtone Strings, we put an optimum amount of time and effort into each string to help benefit our customers, catering for a wide selection of instruments and specific styles of playing.

All aspects of each string can be customised.

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Pageant Pewter

Established in 1997, our family business continues to grow as we remain true to our guiding principle of producing “… quality that everyone can afford!” We’re proud to say that all of our products are handcrafted by us here in the UK using the finest grade of lead free, English pewter.

We produce a wide range of hand-crafted pewter gifts in a wide range of styles covering all genres. We especially have a great collection of music themed gifts which will be available on the Saturday at Small Seeds for purchase with part of proceeds going to the Huddersfield Jazz Guitar Society – so please buy something on the day to take away as a momento of a great day.

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Band website from only £240


Visutech Design Ltd designed and built this festival website as well as numerous other related websites. They provide small and medium-sized businesses with visual design and communication services through the web, print and multimedia in order to enable them to engage with their clients and prospective customers.

Visutech Design can provide many design services including:

  • Branding and logo design
  • Print design and press-ready artwork
  • Website design and build
  • Social media and email campaigns
  • Exhibition stand design
  • Animated presentations

SPECIAL OFFER! ★ Get a new musician or band site for only £240. Offer ends 27/6/2019 ★

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Do you want to become a sponsor? Want to know what’s in it for you? If you are interested in becoming a sponsor simply contact us today!

PARTNERS & SPONSORS

University Of Huddersfield
Bulldog Pickups
Pageant Pewter
GuitarBytes
Newtone Strings
Visutech Design Limited
Small Seeds
Rat and Ratchet