Sid Jacobs on Guitar

Event Details

Event date: 
03 April 2014
Event time: 
Venue Address: 
101A, 1A Dyne Road, London NW6 7XG

We are very lucky that this top US guitarist and tutor has offered to donate some of his time to visit us, whilst in the UK, so don't miss your chance to learn from him.

This class is ideal for guitarists interested in finding out about improvising techniques particularly in Jazz and it will deal with simple contrapuntal devices musicians can use to improvise and enhance their solo guitar playing. 


Sid's fascination with guitar at the age of seven, which he developed throughout his youth living in Miami. When his family moved to Nevada, Sid obtained a position as guitar instructor at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. This made him, at eighteen, the youngest faculty member in the school's music department.

After moving to Los Angeles he developed the curriculum for the Advanced Bebop and Jazz Guitar course at the Dick Grove School and the Jazz Guitar class at the Musicians Institute (MI and GIT), where he continues to teach.

In 1991, his CD It's Not Goodnight was released. It is a straight-ahead blowing session featuring his original compositions. In 1998 Sid was the first North American jazz guitarist invited to perform in Argentina's "Guitars of the World" festival. In May of 2001 he was invited to perform at the Ankara Music Festival in Turkey.

2007 saw the release of his CD Open Strings, a collection of pieces for solo guitar including his acclaimed arrangements of Bill Evans and Thelonious Monk tunes.

Some of the great jazz artists with whom Sid has performed include Harold Land, Eddie Harris, Buddy Montgomery, Joe Diorio, Brad Mehldau, Larry Goldings and Javon Jackson.

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