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Dave Murrell

Since returning to the UK in 1984 Dave has taught over 1,000 individual students of jazz and blues guitar and many more in workshop and master class situations. Dave has been guitar tutor for the past 15 years at Chichester College, where he also teaches improvisation and practical studies. Since being appointed Musical Director of theYamaha Jazz Connexion in 1980 he has continued to be in demand as a clinician at various guitar clubs, weekend courses and, as a teacher of improvisation, at educational establishments both at home and abroad.

Dave Murrell began his career in the early 1970s playing mainly in London and was featured regularly at the blues haunts of the day; Les Cousins, The Troubador, The Marquee etc. He recorded for Transatlantic Records and performed at the major folk and blues festivals and clubs of the folk/baroque scene, alongside Bert Jansch, Davey Graham, Fairport Convention and many others associated with that genre.

Moving to Canada in 1974 Dave spent 10 years gigging in Canada and the USA during which time he settled in Toronto where he became in demand in the busy club and session scene.  He has performed worldwide, alongside a host of diverse artists including; Mick Abrahams, Long John Baldry, Jim Carrey (then a singing impressionist!), Roberta Flack, Liam Gerner, Ronnie Hawkins, BB King, Jim Mullen, Anne Odell, Ronnie Prophet, Ray Parker, Ken Tobias and Bobby Wellins. As jazz guitar tutor at the Millwheel Music Arts Foundation (Toronto), Dave presented a series of master classes featuring some guest clinicians of giant status, including Lenny Breau, Barney Kessel and Joe Pass.

During the 1990s Dave worked extensively on the London music scene as a session musician and composer of film music for, among others, Thames Television and the BBC. He continues to be active, gigging regularly with his jazz trio and with fellow bluesman Graham Neill.


Jonathan Hepbir

Jonny is a professional musician and lecturer. He has
studied and performed with gypsy players from Holland, France, Romania and Germany for more than 10 years. Including high-profile appearances alongside such masters as Bireli Lagrene and Stochelo Rosenberg. Jonny is now regarded as one of the most authentic exponents of the style in the UK.






Dan Sheppard

As bassist for Ultraswing, Dan has played the jazz club and festival circuit for the past thirteen years. He is sought after as a session-player and sideman in a variety of jazz styles as is evident from the diverse list of eminent musicians with whom he has worked, including; Bobby Durham, John Etheridge, George Johnson and the Brighton Jazz Allstars. Living in Brighton, Dan is in demand as an inspiring teacher of double bass and bass guitar.

Dan Sheppard

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