“For me, technique is the ability to recreate the sound and music I have in my head. And this is all. Personally I'm not interested in measuring my technique like an Olympic event! Obviously I'm happy if someone has fun and focuses on speed on the guitar because it's a good thing, as well as cultivating any other hobby ... but as far as I'm concerned, I'm more interested in music ... "
Guthrie Govan, an English guitarist, is best known for his work with the bands Asia, The Aristocrats, GPS and The Fellowship. He recorded his 2006 debut solo album, Erotic Cakes.
Equipped with an excellent technique, sophisticated and full of good taste, the perfect fusion of jazz, progressive rock and blues. He is part of the new wave of shredders and is taken as a point of reference by music schools, academies and colleges. He has collaborated with the British magazine Guitar Techniques and is the winner of the "Guitarist of the Year" award established by Guitarist Magazine.
Master class date: 27 January 2017
Location: La Casa del Jazz
Who: open to all instruments
Costs: € 20.00 for Saint Louis students - € 25.00 for external students