Queens Royal Concert Suite, Wirral
International Guitar Festival, Wirral, Merseyside,
England Nov 8, 2014
Having seen our member Esmond Selwyn in other
lineups with rhythm sections, this solo concert in
England was a revelation to me. His solo concert at
this festival was superb and his solo jazz guitar
technique is right out of the Joe Pass/George Van
Eps era. Start ing wi th a medley of “Autumn
Leaves/Darn That Dream/April in Paris”, he moved
on to a fast tempo on “Just One of Those Things”
on which his picking was accurate at fast speed. On
“Moonlight in Vermont” he switched to his thumb a
la Wes and got a warm sound. This was followed by
“Misty/Emily/Body and Soul”, Nuages”, “Try a Little
Tenderness”, “Over the Rainbow”, “The Sunny Side
of the Street” on which he changed to fingerstyle
and also a few key changes. “Cheek To Cheek”
also fingerstyle had shades of Van Eps in his
performance. “Corcovado”, “St Louis BLues” (both
in fingerstyle) and “Moonlight Becomes You”
rounded out his set. This is one of the best live solo
jazz guitar I have seen for some time. Funnily
enough our new JGSWA member Robin Nolan
appeared at the same festival a day before on Nov
6. Esmond has been chosen to represent the jazz
side of things since the Festival’s inception in 1987.
Two years ago he was made an Ambassador for all
his work in association with this annual event.
Please check out Esmond's solo gig at
The Wirral International Guitar Festival,
November 2014. Go to the MEDIA page to see the videos
A new training video has been uploaded to the Instruction page HERE,
"Nigel's Workout" by Esmond Selwyn
A study in small form chordal precision and velocity dedicated to masterclass student and Jazz Guitar Ace, Nigel Price.
Esmond will be performing a solo gig at The Wirral International Guitar Festival on Saturday November 8 in The Recital Room at the Queens Hotel, Marine Parade, Wallasey at 7.30-9.30.pm
Esmond has been chosen to represent the jazz side of things since the Festival’s inception in 1987. Two years ago he was made an Ambassador for all his work in association with this annual event.
See www.bestguitarfest.com for more details
Esmond Selwyn and Clive Morton Live at The Bear at the Marlborough Jazz Festival. A demonstration of the great and fantastic guitars made by Concept Symetry - this is the Concept Symetry Esmond Selwyn Flatline Signature Model.
Esmond Selwyn's great quartet at Azuzas at The Marlborough Jazz Festival 2014. Featuring Ben Waghorn on saxes, John-Paul Gard on Hammond Organ and Coach York on drums.
Esmond Rocks On For His Kids....!
Calling all Rock ‘ n Rollers!
Lovers of rock should check out the "Hendrix" film Esmond made for his kids!
This clearly shows how the technique and flexibility of jazz will expand and enhance other styles.