EFG LONDON JAZZ FEST & BOPFEST: PASQUALE GRASSO GUITAR MASTERCLASS

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  • Toulouse Lautrec Jazz Club

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  • Live Music, Festival and Classes
  • Tickets from £20.00
  • Jazz and Live Music
  • Over 12
  • Tue, 19th Nov 2019 @ 16:00 - 18:00
  • 16:00 - 18:00

EFG LONDON JAZZ FESTIVAL & BOPFEST

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PASQUALE GRASSO GUITAR MASTERCLASS




NYC’s Pasquale Grasso’s first UK Masterclass


"The best guitar player I’ve heard in maybe my entire life is floating around now, Pasquale Grasso. This guy is doing something so amazingly musical and so difficult… his model – which is an incredible model to have – is Bud Powell. He has somehow captured the essence of that language from piano onto guitar in a way that almost nobody has ever addressed. He’s the most significant new guy I’ve heard in many, many years. That’s exciting for me."
Pat Metheny

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On his first ever visit to the UK to perform and teach, Pasquale will lead a 2 hour interactive masterclass at BopFest, covering guitar technique, improvisation, solo playing, group playing, and much more.

Born in Italy and now based in New York City, the 30-year-old guitarist has developed an astounding technique and concept informed by piano and horn pioneers like Powell, Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie and the classical-guitar tradition.

Barry Harris, the world-renowned jazz educator and bebop piano master, became a significant influence when he first met an 8 year old Pasquale in 1998. Harris took Pasquale and his brother, Luigi, under his wing. Over the span of the next 5 years, the Grasso brothers became pillars of Harris’ international workshops and were quickly promoted from mere attendees to instructors for the other students. Pasquale was named Harris' guitar teaching assistant and for the last ten years he has conducted workshops in Italy, Switzerland, France, Spain, Holland, and Slovenia.

Based in New York City since 2012, Grasso has quickly made a name for himself in the city's vibrant jazz scene. Despite his young age, Grasso has performed with many leading musicians of the international jazz scene such as Barry Harris, Charles Davis, Freddie Redd, Frank Wess, Leroy Williams, Ray Drummond, Murray Wall, Steve Grossman, Tardo Hammer, Jimmy Wormworth, Luigi Grasso, Chris Byars, Bucky Pizzarelli, China Moses and Harry Allen.
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GENRES:  JAZZ GUITAR MASTERCLASS

TICKETS: £20 PER PERSON


SEATING IS UN-ALLOCATED AND IS SUBJECT TO 1ST COME, 1ST SERVED BASIS


RESTAURANT DINING AVAILABLE IN THE MAIN RESTAURANT PRIOR TO SHOW.

PLEASE ALL ALLOW 60-90 MINS WHEN DINING 

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16:00 - 18:00 £20.00

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Toulouse Lautrec Jazz Club, 140 Newington Butts, SE11 4RN


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Organiser

Toulouse Lautrec
Paying tribute to one of France's most flamboyant artists, Toulouse Lautrec is an intimate Brasserie & Wine Bar in Kennington, South London. Brimming with the bohemian charm of the Parisian jazz bars of a bygone era. The venue is rapidly becoming one of London's finest live music venue providing quality live music from Jazz to Soul Funk, from French Chansons to Latin Salsa.

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1) Tickets are non-refundable with 48 Hours of the event.
2) Attendees under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a responsible adult.
3) We operate a Check-21. If you are lucky enough to appear younger than 21 you may be asked for photographic ID.
4) Seating is available on a first come, first served basis only. Latecomers may be required to stand until seating becomes available.
5) Reserved seating is only available for ticket holders of 7 or more people. Please call the venue with your ticket details.

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