eBook

Lee's new eBook '100 Examples for the Modern Intermediate Guitarist' is now available.

'...this book represent a collection of resources which I have amassed throughout this time and in my most formative musical training years. These examples are designed to be used as a guide for guitar players in most popular music styles who are principally interested in furthering their own improvisation and harmony skills...'

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Jazz guitarist Lee Jones has recorded 5 albums with former WEA producer Simon Tittley since 2007. His debut album 'Swish' was reviewed by Dave Gelly of The Observer and featured NYJO and Ronnie Scott's house drummer, the late Chris Dagley.

Lee's second album 'Songs From The 13th Hour' was given a 3 Star review by Jazzwise Magazine and was also reviewed in the London Evening Standard by the late Jack Massarik. Musicians contributing to the album included American jazz guitar legend Larry Coryell and saxophonist Jean Toussaint.

Lee's third album 'After The Pier' was reviewed by Keith Ames of Musician Magazine. It featured former Maceo Parker sideman, trombonist Dennis Rollins and Scottish violinist Rab Handleigh.

His 2018 album, 'St Owens Sessions' is a solo guitar release of new arrangements of classic jazz repertoire alongside several improvisations. The latest release, 'Night Train' is an avant-garde inspired recording exploring alternative timbres and sounds.

Biography

Lee Jones is a British jazz-rock guitarist and composer, combining influences from modern jazz, fusion, blues, avant-garde and rock styles. Lee has regularly performed throughout the UK and worked alongside Larry Coryell, Martin Taylor and Dennis Rollins.

Since graduating from the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire Jazz Course in 2007, he has released five solo albums with former WEA producer Simon Tittley and in 2019 completed a PhD in music composition at the University of Salford, Manchester, entitled 'Exploration of Unorthodox Tunings and Muscle Memory Practice for the Electric Guitar'.

Lee has released a series of solo jazz guitar videos and is a long-standing user of Ibanez semi-solid archtop guitars. Lee is currently developing his profile in Japan and Australia as a solo jazz guitarist and music researcher. Lee has several new recorded releases scheduled for release in the near future.

Live dates

UNTIL END OF 2020 - RECORDING NEW SOLO CD / UK TOURING

2021 - EXTENDED JAPAN & AUSTRALIA TOUR TBC

St Owens Sessions

Over 2 X 3 hour sessions in early 2018 Lee Jones recorded and videoed 11 jazz standards and 4 improvised pieces at Planet Zog Studios at St Owens Cross, Herefordshire. Most of what you will see and hear below were first takes !

The original idea was to simply post these as YouTube clips, but upon further listening Lee Jones and producer Simon Tittley realised the tracks had the potential to be featured on a live album.

Thus the 'St Owens Sessions' album was born...

Gear

2 x 1979 Ibanez Artist 2630 guitars strung with D'addario ECG-23 chrome flatwounds (10-48)

1 x 2003 Gibson ES-335 Dot re-issue in red strung with either D'addario EXL110, NYXL or half-rounds

1 x Ibanez JSM110 strung with any of the strings listed above

1 x Ovation CS257

1 x Yamaha FG-150

1 x Fender Blues Junior

2 x Fender Blues Deluxes

1 x Fender Twin

Very occasional use of pedals including Ibanez TS9 Tube Screamer, Boss RV-5 digital reverb, Boss TR-2 tremolo, Jim Dunlop 535Q wah-wah and a Behringer Ultra DI-20 box

Music

News

2020 promises to be an exciting year for guitarist Lee Jones as he concentrates on developing his own unique profile as an international jazz guitarist.

NEW eBOOK OUT NOW!

Lee's new eBook '100 Examples for the Modern Intermediate Guitarist' is now available.
Click on eBook link above for further info...

EXTENDED JAPAN & AUSTRALIA TOUR 2021

Lee is scheduled to perform an extended 2021 Japan & Australia 25 date tour following this year's postponement.
Further details to follow...

NEW SOLO GUITAR ALBUM

Lee will be recording a new solo guitar CD, 'A New Standard' in 2020 along with a further series of solo jazz guitar videos.
Stay tuned for further release info...

Teaching

Lee is available for private guitar lessons to intermediate and advanced students.

Due to the Coronavirus Epidemic personal lessons are obviously currently unavailable. Lee has had to switch to 100% online teaching until further notice. Lesson are available via SKYPE and ZOOM.

Areas covered include :

Improvisational resources

Performing in a variety of styles

Fundamental technique

Sight-reading

Preparation of repertoire for upcoming assessment or performance

Composition/arranging advice

Please contact info@leejones-guitarist.com for further information.

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