Jazz Wise Magazine Sept 2013 – “A gem on the stage. Paul Richards beautifully updated the Laurindo Almeida nylon-string Brazilian guitar style”
Quality live music in a range of musical packages for corporate events, weddings, dinner parties, bars, clubs, pubs, restaurants, festivals and more in the UK and abroad. Different combinations of musicians can be tailored to suit the needs of the client. Here are some of the various options provided;
1. Solo Guitar
Playing Latin, Spanish, Bossa Nova, Samba, Classical and Jazz.
2. Jazz & Latin Duos
I work with about 7 different jazz singers and also have a huge pool of musicians playing all instruments, e.g clarinets, saxophones, double bass, flute, drums etc.. I can organise regular duos and change the guest musician each week to keep variety.
3. Bigger Bands – Trios/Quartets
Having such a wide network of professional musicians means I can change the band each time to keep the music fresh and interesting! I currently have my own trio, which is very popular and in high demand at international jazz festivals such as Love Supreme, Glynde and Rye Jazz Festival.
I teach all guitar styles, giving both private and group lessons. Also, I run Sussex Jazz Guitar School, a popular, monthly in-depth course covering all aspects of Jazz Guitar.
5. Session Work
Recording guitar parts on albums for various artists.