Dear friends of the guitar,
I’m saddened to say that we have to cancel our monthly music gathering scheduled for this Thursday, Dec. 9th, because we don’t have enough players available. It was just a perfect storm of scheduling issues, largely (and not surprisingly) due to the holidays.
We will reconvene on the second Thursday next month, January 13th at 6pm at Paschal Winery. We will also hold elections for the members of the Board of Directors at next month’s meeting, so stay tuned for information on that.
Do you love the Classical Guitar or want to know more about it? Then the Jefferson Classical Guitar Society is for you! The Jefferson Classical Guitar Society is a public, non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the classical guitar in all its forms throughout the State of Jefferson, covering much of northern California and southern Oregon.
The society is here to introduce people to the classical guitar as well as to indulge those who already enjoy it. This includes arranging performances and educational programs by visiting and local artists. The society is based on an appreciation of the classical guitar, its technique and repertoire. We are also interested in related instruments, such as the lute and the vihuela, as well as other kinds of music that people like to hear or play on the classical guitar, such as flamenco, jazz, Latin, and ragtime.
The society started in September 2001, and became active very quickly. On March 2, 2002, the society sponsored its first master class taught by James Kline followed on March 3rd by its first concert, given by James Kline and David Rogers. Since then, the society has been very busy sponsoring concerts and masterclasses by artists such as Dusan Bogdanovic, Brad Richter, Michael Partington, Martha Masters, Jason Vieaux, James Edwards, Philip Hii, Ana Vidovic, Mark Taylor, Marc Teicholz, Denis Azabagic, Paul Galbraith, José Luis Merlín, Adam del Monte, David Russell, Johannes Möller, Zoran Dukić and Pedro Cortés.
This is a very exciting time to be involved in the classical guitar, since we are in the middle of a renaissance of the instrument. There are many wonderful artists who play the classical guitar in a variety of styles, and we intend to give the community as many chances as possible to hear this beautiful, intimate instrument!
We meet monthly to discuss guitar-related issues and events, as well as to play. People of all levels and abilities are welcome to attend — to play, or just to listen. For more information, navigate to the Meetings Page, or call 541-261-3811 or send e-mail to email@example.com.
The JCGS Website is open to all visitors. Please feel free to peruse these pages to learn more about the JCGS and our membership. There are numerous little nooks and crannies to explore. Just like the JCGS itself, this website is in a continual state of evolution so come back to visit frequently.