Le QuecumBar presents:


Le QuecumBar, London, GB

£ 50
Entry Requirements: 18+

Join the Legendary Dutch Gypsy Swing guitar Master Lollo Meier for a 5 hours intensive guitar masterclass. Lollo's family was connected to Django Reinhardt himself, and that's how Django's technique has been passed directly to Lollo through generations in its pure form. During the masterclass, Lollo will show you the foundations of Gypsy Jazz guitar playing, as well as some "secrets" that you won't find in books or on line guitar lessons. The Workshop will cover: - right hand technique (how to hold the pick, how to angle your wrist, etc..) - the authentic Gypsy Jazz rhythm also know as "La Pompe" - the right way of playing chords Gypsy Jazz Style - traditional Gypsy Jazz licks, and how to play them on which chords - exercises to implement into your practice routine, to gradually improve your playing day by day. The Whole masterclass will be recorded, and each attendant will be send the Whole recording via email, to make it easy to recap the content of lesson. The workshop is for you if you are a beginner, but also if you arean intermediate/advanced player looking to clarify any doubts you might have about technique and improvisation! Book your ticket now! Special Offer Workshop + concert £50 instead of £55 https://www.quecumbar.co.uk/events/3ef1b800-b28b-0135-c679-0ad66ba64095 "Learning to play the guitar with Lollo means that you can throw away any books you bought on this subject. His technique is amazing. When he plays rhythm it sounds like 12 string instead of 6. You hear a train leaving the station, a power that I have never heard before. Oh my God how does he do that? I fooled myself for a while thinking it must be his self-made plectrums I could lay my hands on but than I realised the painful truth, it's the motion, the motor, it's the right hand it's like walking through a forest and when you come home you realise that you can't remember seeing a single tree. Learning the chords is one thing but starting up the diesel-train is a different ballgame. Better watch his right hand rather than his left hand it holds the key! Lollo gave me his secret, he gave me Django"! - Lollo's student: Paul Prevoo -

The Legendary Dutch Gypsy Swing guitar Master, composer, bandleader and arranger, Lollo comes from an elite family of Gypsy players. His goal: to carry on the music of Django, with a style and technique thats traditional, melodious, lyrical, sensitive and joyful. His mellifluous compositions have a refreshing authentic Django flavour and are played with extraordinary talent, unique style and amazing suppleness that clearly reflects that he makes music he loves. His Quartet is sought after around the globe for private functions and renowned jazz festivals, famous for playing lesser known Django tunes and his own compositions. A man of style, grace and humour, Lollos pure melodious playing touches his audiences and makes Djangos music as fresh today as it was 80 years ago. As well as performing, he spends much of his time teaching sought-after master-classes, sharing his artistry and passing down Djangos legacy. A remarkable man, with a remarkable style of playing. Out of 15,000 world entries in the 2005 International Song Writing competition, Nashville USA, Lollo Meier became a finalist with Melody for Le QuecumBar, with honouree status and became part of the top 1.4% of entrants. Lollo Meier - Guitar Filippo Dall’Asta - Guitar Rares Morarescu - Violin Jonny Gee - Double Bass