Jim Mullen and Tommy Ramon

London’s Two-Guitars Festival

Thursday March 10

Jim Mullen and Tommy Ramon

The opening concert in London’s Two-Guitars Festival features an established jazz great coupled with an emerging jazz star

 

Jim Mullen Jim Mullen is a National Treasure of this country’s music scene, and has been a relentless driving force and inspiration for many budding guitarist over his 5 decade career and  one of the most highly awarded Jazz guitarists. 

His long career embraces leading his own band, playing with other top musicians and accompanying a legion of great singers. He developed his own unique style, not dissimilar to the great American Wes Montgomery, of using his thumb across all 6-strings rather than the conventional plectrum

Tom Remon is a recent graduate of the Middlesex University jazz course. Tom has been a part of the Jazz Warriors development programme and has already played with some of the era’s most esteemed jazz musicians.  

Jim and Tom will play music from their “Duality” album- an unforeseen and happy side effect of lockdown, recorded in 2020. The album features the duality of the guitar itself, with its unique versatility as both a chordal or rhythm instrument and a melody or single line one. Jim and Tom switch fluently between both roles, often within the same piece. 

Tonight’s concert will feature wide ranging jazz repertoire standards, from Rogers and Hart to Joe Henderson and Dave Brubeck, alongside three Tom Remon originals.

 

“This is a really engaging meeting of established and emerging talents – London Jazz News

The language of these two musicians is modern and yet respectful of the tradition…Jim and Tom are engaging in a flowing and empathic conversation” – Jazz in Europe

 

Doors 6.45 pm

Music 8pm

Tickets £20

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