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Jerry Wigens Jerry Wigens

I was inspired to start playing in the late 60s/early 70s by British progressive bands such as Soft Machine and avant American jazzers and jazz rockers like Coltrane, Miles Davis and Chicago. Guitar has always been my main instrument but I have been involved in the London improvisation scene for fifteen years or so as a clarinetist in addition to playing guitar and mandolin. I worked my way through various bands in the 70s, 80s and 90s and now enjoy a varied and diverse range of musical activities from the free-jazz explorations of the band Glowering Figs to various stable combinations of improvisers, notably a trio with violinist Sylvia Hallett and flautist/vocalist Thomas Kumlehn, Esha Jotwe Teka. I also have a strong interest in composition and the possibilities of writing for freely improvising musicians using loosely structured forms which encourage performer freedom in a collaborative context.


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Primary Instrument

Guitar

Location

London

Willing to teach

Beginner to advanced

Credentials/Background

B.Mus (Hons), M.Mus in Contempoarary Music Studies, PhD in Composition Taught B.Mus Indeterminacy and Improvisation and Improvisation course units at Goldsmiths College, University of London between 2008 and 2016. Various individual instrumental tuition on guitar, clarinet and mandolin; also music theory. Available for teaching evenings/weekends. £30/hour

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