World-renowned guitarists to hold master class guitar sessions in Malta

World-renowned guitarists to hold master class guitar sessions in Malta  by Luciano Borg

World-renowned guitarists Jimi Savage and Luigi Tessarollo will be holding guitar master class sessions at the Euro Institute of Music and Arts, Hamrun.

Mr Savage has played with many celebrity guitarists like Steve Vai, Joe Satriani and Yngwie Malmsteen among others. He was awarded the RGT Guitar Tutor of the Year in 2005 and was a leading contributor to Total Guitar magazine. Mr Savage has travelled throughout the world, performing in gigs, master class seminars, workshops and master sessions as a musician/ guitarist and performing at many guitar shows.<

Mr Tessarolo is a prominent figure in the Italian jazz scene, guitarist and composer from Turin. He has performed in the US (New York and Boston), in Europe (Festival International de Liege, Gouvy Festival, Comblain La Tour – Belgium, Grenoble Jazz Festival, Switzerland National Radio, Italian RAI, Ajaccio Jazz) and in the most important Italian Jazz Festivals (Umbria Jazz, JVC Festival, Jazz &amp; Image in Rome, Festival Internazionale di Cagliari, Verona Jazz Festival, EuroJazzFestival d’Ivrea, Jazz In’It in Vignola, Clusone Jazz, Bordighera Jazz &amp; Blues, etc.

He has also collaborated, often in permanent projects, with some of the most prominent Italian jazz musicians and with numerous foreign artistes including Lee Konitz, Slide Hampton, George Garzone, Barry Harrys, Larry Schnider, Bob Gullotti, Hal Stein, Bob Porcelli, Douglas Yates and Matt Wilson.

Euro Institute director Mark Galea said that the sessions would give local guitarists an incredible opportunity to learn from such experienced guitarists. The master classes will cater for both professionals and beginners. “Being able to watch and listen to technique explanations from such first-class musicians is an opportunity that no guitar lover should miss”, he said.

Last February, Mr Savage performed in Malta with Mr Galea to a packed audience at St James Cavalier, Valletta. During the two-and-a-half session, Mr Savage and Mr Galea entranced those present with a jamming session that included numbers by Jimi Hendrix, Herbie Hancock, Miles Davis, and Stevie Wonder among others.

For more information regarding the guitar sessions call the Euro Institute of Music and Arts on telephone number 2122-6555.

Summer Master Classes

Beginners Group:

Lesson 1: 29 June – 10am to 11am – Pentatonic Ideas – Jimi Savage

Lesson 2: 29 June – 11am to Noon – Funk and Latin – Luigi Tessarollo

Lesson 3: 30 June – 10am to 11.30am – Changing Keys – Jimi Savage


Intermediate Group:

Lesson 1: 29 June: 10am to 11am – Analysing Jazz Standard – Luigi Tessarollo

Lesson 2: 29 June – 11am to 12pm – Modal Arpeggios – Jimi Savage

Lesson 3: 30 June – 10am to 11.30am – II-V-I progressions and soloing – Luigi Tessarollo