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GuitarRama Jazzical

Groundbreaking Guitar Duo mixing jazz and classical and creating new sounds

Bandcamp

“It has edge, is incredibly virtuosically performed and at the same time exposes a very refined, chamber-musical interplay."
 These are the words from danish critic Ivan Rod (Gaffa DK) in his rewiev of GuitarRama Jazzical.
GuitarRama Jazzical is a groundbreaking meeting between two guitarists that normally move in seperate settings - the classical and the `rhythmical´.
Jazz guitarist Jens Christian Kwella has created a number of compositions for electric guitar and classical guitar and performs them together with the classical guitarist Thea Vesti Pedersen.
GuitarRama Jazzical released their first critically acclaimed album in May 2023.
The two guitarists are both members of the faculty at The Royal Academy Of Music in Aarhus/Aalborg (DK), and the compositions have been performed at many of successful concerts in Denmark.

 
As far as is known, a project like this has never been done before, and this is the first time that music have been composed and performed for this constellation.
The music is inspired by the entire history of the guitar from folk, classical to jazz to rock, and a variety of different playing techniques are in use.
The pieces contain both composed passages and improvised sections, where the two guitarists improvises from each their own musical background.
Listen to examples at the bottom of the page.
Both guitarists have  thrilled critics home and abroad for their album releases and concerts.

"A beautiful and complete meeting between jazz and classical music, where both improvisation, world music and chamber music dance cheek to cheek. The most fascinating thing is the sensitive and responsive interplay of the two eminent guitar masters, where much is created in the magic now."" Brian Petro, Jazz Special, Sept 23"

Present at Jazzahead!

Jens Christian Kwella

+45 40931067 - kwella@mail.tele.dk

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