A series of four hour-long focus sessions for guitar players and music lovers looking at the different ways that Hendrix revolutionised how the guitar is played.
Join one of our upcoming Hendrix talks focusing on how Jimi Hendrix used the guitar and changed the way we think about music
Guitarist, and expert of Jimi Hendrix’s sound, Nigel Jones presents this series of interactive talks each with a theme related to an event in Hendrix’s life.
Saturday 27 April 11am-12pm
Nigel will shine a light on some of the innovative recording techniques that Hendrix pioneered and how he used overdubbing to build a much bigger guitar sound.
Saturday 25 May 11am-12pm
From the Delta
Hendrix was a lifelong student of the blues and his music often took blues to its limits. Jimi’s reverence of the blues is shown by the records in collection his collection – from classics by Robert Johnson and Leadbelly, to deeper cuts by the likes of Blind Blake and Washboard Sam. In this talk Nigel will look into these early Blues pioneers and how they shaped Jimi’s guitar style.
Saturday 22 June 11am-12pm
Jimi at Monterey
In June 1967 – the Summer of Love – Jimi Hendrix played one of the most iconic performances of the sixties, if not ever. Having “torn Europe to pieces” after arriving in London in 1966, this was Hendrix’s comeback to his native USA, where he arrived a relative unknown. By the time Hendrix left the stage at Monterey “he had graduated from rumor to legend”. Nigel will use his Fender Strat and some of the same effects pedals Hendrix used to demonstrate how Jimi created the unique guitar sounds that blew the audience away at Monterey.
Saturday 27 July 11am-12pm
Giants of Rock
Jimi Hendrix, Jeff Beck, Eric Clapton & Jimmy Page. These 4 giants made the term rock, and all of them played a part in developing what we now call rock music. This walk will look at how they did it and how they were all connected.
Saturday 24 August 11am-12pm
Star Spangled Banner
This summer marks the 50th anniversary of arguably the most famous music festival of all time – Woodstock. To help mark the occasion Nigel Jones will be taking a closer look at the defining moment of Jimi Hendrix’s headline set at Woodstock – his transformation of Star Spangled Banner – and how he used his guitar to create this defining musical moment of the 1960s.
When: 25th May 2019 at 11:00
22nd Jun 2019 at 11:00
27th Jul 2019 at 11:00
24th Aug 2019 at 11:00