JAZZ & GUITAR TALK ‘Music, Travel and Improvisation’ at TY HELYG LOUNGE with Maciek Pysz Solo, Friday 9th Aug, 1:00pm–1.55pm (advance £6, standard £8)
LINEUP: Maciek Pysz Solo (guitar) demo and talk
Maciek Pysz jazz musician, guitarist and composer. He is known for his clear lyrical phrasing, virtuosity and his imaginative, cinematic compositions inspired by people, places and experiences. Here, Maciek will give us a fascinating insight into life on the road as a touring musician, with his reflections on travel and jazz across Europe, improvising, teaching and composing. He will discuss major influences, guitars, recording projects, and much more. This is a prelude to Maciek’s specially curated concert on Sat at 12 noon – not to be missed.
Born in Rybnik Poland, now based in Paris and London he tours and collaborates with musicians across Europe, where he appears regularly at top jazz spots. These collaborations and also ‘country’ and cultural experiences have led to many compositions and in particular, his acclaimed albums: A Journey / Coming Home / Insight / Discoveries. These and his childhood and youth in learning to love and play music and in particular the acoustic jazz guitar, provide much rich material to talk about his life as a travelling musician.
Maciek mainly plays acoustic and flamenco/classical guitars with various models of Godin guitar. While his favourite guitar is a Godin Grand Concert SA, he also plays a Tanglewood steel string acoustic guitar. He mostly plays with a plectrum and has his own picking style, he uses a lot of rhythm variations in his playing, and sometimes uses a fingerstyle, often switching from one to the other in one song. His style is soft, clean, melodic and highly emotional. An acclaimed performer, we are delighted to welcome Maciek to feature at this year’s Brecon Jazz Festival, where he gives this Friday special talk and performs on Saturday lunchtime with a Trio.
Included event for holders of a Jazz Weekend Tickets Passes (but must pre-booked as spaces are limited at this venue). Use our Ticket Link to pre-book – no booking fees.
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