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Blues Masterclass: Paddy Milner (p), Marcus Bonfanti (g) Pat Levett (d) – Presented by MusicGurus

An unmissable chance to learn authentic blues from three of the most sought-after musicians on the UK’s blues scene.

Pianist and vocalist Paddy Milner, guitarist and vocalist Marcus Bonfanti, and drummer & harmonica player Pat Levett have worked with legends like Jack Bruce, Ginger Baker, Ronnie Wood and Bernard Purdie. Between international tours they are noted educators who all have courses on the online education site MusicGurus.

Over this three hour masterclass Paddy, Marcus and Pat will teach you how to play authentic blues in an ensemble, covering the secrets and subtleties of boogie woogie, New Orleans-style, slow blues and more.

Participants will get a chance to jam with the professionals, and receive pointers on their playing. All instrumentalists and vocalists are welcome. A guest amp and mic will be provided, and Paddy and Pat will allow selected participants to sit in on piano and drums.

The masterclass will begin and end with a 20 minute set from Paddy, Marcus and Pat, to get all attendees inspired to learn during and after the day’s session.

Tickets can be obtained from EventBrite

Paddy Milner is one of the world’s top blues pianists. He is currently keyboard player of choice for the legendary Tom Jones, following several years with the late great Jack Bruce. He is a noted soloist and bandleader in his own right, having twice won Best Keyboard Player at the British Blues Awards.

“I love it…there’s a guy who can really play the piano” Dave Brubeck on Paddy Milner

Marcus Bonfanti is a guitarist and singer, he fronts Ten Years After and the Ronnie Scott’s Blues Explosion. He has worked with Ginger Baker, Van Morrison, and Ronnie Wood. His solo albums have been named among Classic Rock magazine’s ‘Albums of the Year’.

Pat Levett is one of the UK’s most in demand drummers. He has performed and recorded with The James Taylor Quartet, Tim Minchin, and Bernard Purdie. As well as drums, Pat plays chromatic harmonica and is a featured soloist on two albums by Will Grove-White. His own project ‘The Coalminers’, is dedicated to playing New Orleans funk and soul.

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