eBook

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

'...this book represents 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 6 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 and 2020 albums, 'St Owens Sessions' and 'A New Standard' are solo guitar arrangements of classic jazz repertoire. 'Night Train', from 2019, is an avant-garde inspired recording, exploring alternative timbres and sounds. Lee is scheduled to release 'Night Train Part II' in 2021.

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 six 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'. His research articles can be read further here.

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 a second eBook and a new album, 'Night Train Part II', scheduled for release in 2021.

Live dates

20/05/2021 - PRIVATE EVENT, NR. BROMYARD

02/07/2021 - Mach Festival, Machynlleth
w/ Tom Hill's 70s JFM 9.00PM

16/07/2021 - Taste Collective, Solihull,
Birmingham Jazz Festival 6.00PM

18/07/2021 - Slug & Lettuce, Sutton Coldfield,
Birmingham Jazz Festival 6.00PM

07/08/2021 - KIDDERMINSTER, w/ TOM HILL'S 70s JFM

08/08/2021 - Botanical Gardens, Birmingham 2.00PM

21/08/2021 - PRIVATE EVENT, CHELTENHAM

01/09/2021 - BUDE JAZZ FESTIVAL w/ IAN BATEMAN'S JAZZ CRUSADERS

11/09/2021 - PRIVATE EVENT, WARWICKSHIRE

1/11/2021 - Peggy's Skylight,
Nottingham w/ Way Out Wes 8.30PM

2022 - AUSTRALIA & JAPAN TOUR

PLEASE CHECK LIVE DATES PDF FOR FURTHER LIVE DATES

A New Standard

In Summer 2020, Lee Jones recorded and videoed his latest recording project, 'A New Standard' using Planet Zog Mobile facilities in West Sussex.

All of what you will see and hear below were live takes !

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 Yamaha C40 II

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

Lee also has a signature pick which is popular in Japan 😄

For further information : https://bridge-co.com/pick/news/leejones

Music

News

2021 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 revised eBook '100 Examples for the Modern Intermediate Guitarist' is now available.
Click on eBook link above for further info...

EXTENDED JAPAN & AUSTRALIA TOUR 2021/22

Lee is scheduled to perform an extended 2021/22 Japan & Australia 25 date tour following this year's postponement.
Further details to follow...

NEW SOLO GUITAR ALBUM

Lee's new album 'A New Standard' is out now along with new solo videos !
Watch videos via links above...

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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