The Power of Acoustic Guitar

In News by admin

Music is powerful, it is a universal language that crosses all type of barriers. Every culture celebrates life with music. One of the best ways to express yourself is to make your own music. There is something so empowering about picking up a guitar and getting off a few chords whether alone or with band mates. Purchasing your first guitar …

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Tips for Blending Percussion with Jazz Guitar

In Lessons by Marc

Percussion instruments and jazz are no strangers to one another. Musicians have been adding percussion elements – beyond drum set – to jazz for decades now. This might pose the question of how a percussionist should approach doing this. There are many things to consider here: rhythmic feel, dynamics, orchestration/instrumentation, etc. Keep in mind that for the purposes of this …

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Guitar Tango

In New Zealand Tours, Video by admin

Hank Marvin and his Gypsy Jazz Ensemble played a fantastic rendition of the old Shadows tune Guitar Tango at their final concert in New Zealand 2015. This was performed at the beautiful Maidment Theater at the Auckland University. Steve Hilliar, along with Nunzio Mondia (manager of the group) organized this tour of New Zealand and numerous photos with some video …

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Hank Marvin’s New Album

In Audio, News by admin

We’re excited to announce Hank’s latest album ‘Without A Word’ it has been released on CD, Vinyl and digital. Featuring 14 new recordings, including some well known tunes. This was recorded and produced in his own studio in Perth Western Australia. The track list as follows: 1. Don’t Get Around Much Anymore 2. Michelle 3. Alfie 4. Theme From ‘Poirot’ …

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Best Blog Award 2017

In News, Uncategorized by admin

We are grateful to receive our first honour for 2017. The Best Jazz blogs from thousands of top Jazz blogs indexed by Google using search and social metrics.   Top 50 Jazz Blogs & Websites For Jazz Musicians, Teachers & Students These blogs are ranked based on following criteria Google reputation and Google search ranking Influence and popularity on Facebook, twitter …

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Maidment Theatre Auckland

In New Zealand Tours, News by admin

November 20th 2016 was the 12 month anniversary of the Hank Marvin Gypsy Jazz concert at the Maidment Theatre in Auckland New Zealand. Since that time it is very sad to report this wonderful theatre has now closed. More than likely it will be a permanent closure due to the fact it would require a major upgrade to bring it …

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Another year passes

In Uncategorized by admin

Here we are in 2016 and the updates have been few and far between due to other activities. However here is another photo of the wonderful Brisbane Jazz Club where our tour was completed in November last year. The Jazz festival was wonderful and the fact there were so many talented people there performing made it very special. Our concert …

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Hank Marvin Plays the OZ Manouche Festival in Brisbane

In Australian Tours by admin

On Saturday November 28th 2015 Hank Marvin Gypsy Jazz Quartet played at the wonderful Brisbane Jazz Club. The OZ Manouche is an annual event that runs for four days, consisting of concerts, Workshops, Masterclasses, filmscreenings, together with merchandising stalls, food and licensed bar. Non stop jamming, and this festival is very similar to others held around the world at various …

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Hank Marvin Gypsy Jazz play Wollongong

In Australian Tours by admin

It goes without saying that Hank Marvin demands great audience wherever he chooses to play. As the lead guitarist of the famous “Shadows” group formed back in the 1960’s roaring to success on the UK charts and still to this very day having the most number one hits for the longest period of time other than Elvis Presley and The …

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Hank Marvin Plays “The Basement” Sydney

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After two great concerts at the Memo Club in Melbourne the group moved on to Sydney where they set up for the concert in the Basement Club. Opening its first doors in downtown Sydney on May 10th 1972, a midst an era of pub rock and cover venues, The Basement rapidly emerged as a benchmark club for contemporary music – …

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