Master Classes & Group Instruction
The Great Guitars
Thursdays, Feb 21 - May 23, 7-8:30pm • Joe Henderson Lab
PLEASE NOTE: Classes that take place on March 14 and April 11 will take place at the SF Conservatory of Music at 50 Oak Street, one block away from the SFJAZZ Center.
Non-Members: $30 per class; $420 full course
SFJAZZ Members: $25 per class; $350 full course
An exciting interactive class for aspiring jazz guitarists and guitar enthusiasts taught by award-winning performer Mimi Fox, “The Great Guitars” will cover the playing styles and music of jazz guitar greats including Wes Montgomery, Pat Martino, Joe Pass, Kenny Burrell and others. Note-for-note transcriptions of the artists’ solos will be analyzed in detail and students will be encouraged to play along with the original recordings. Through discreet listening, Fox will demonstrate phrasing, articulation and rhythmic styles of the masters and assist students in all aspects of playing these pieces. She will provide insights into other aspects of these great musicians’ music and life through her first-hand experiences performing with many of them. The class is open to all intermediate/advanced guitarists with a good foundation in jazz theory and guitar technique and also to interested aficionados wanting more insight into these great artists and their music. This 14-week class culminates with exciting performance featuring Fox and special guests Wil Blades (B3) and Akira Tana (drums) on Thursday, May 23rd in the Joe Henderson Lab.