Nick McGuire (1960) started his musical career at the age of six as a chorister in the Cookham church choir. Singing in English cathedrals and recording Bach’s St Mathew’s Passion at such an early age sewed the seeds of music for years to come. At the age of eleven he joined the Marlow brass band on trumpet and played bass guitar in school bands and theatre productions. At sixteen he studied trumpet, piano, composition and arranging at the Guards Depot in Pirbright where he first encountered the double bass. Relocating to the Netherlands in 1980 he went on to study double bass at the Rotterdam Conservatory where he was taught by and invited to perform with Joe Pass, Clark Terry, Bob Brookmeyer, Lee Konitz, and the phenomenal Belgian pianist Kris Goessens. Performing and composing with electric and acoustic bass, vocals, trumpet, guitar, loops and electronics Nick McGuire collaborates with poets, painters and all those interested in creating original sounds and sights under the motto: 'there's more to music than meets the eye'
The Jazz Jargonites are something else! a jazz band that pulls a crowd, pushes and pulls the boundaries of jazz music in search of its limits, a band that loves to interact and entertain.
The Jargonites are based in the Netherlands and are; Andreas Suntrop who plays guitar and was born abroad. Stanislav Mitrovic who plays tenor sax, soprano sax, clarinet and cajon and was imported from afar. Wim Lammen who plays the alto sax, baritone sax, clarinet and the only Dutch-born national. Nick McGuire who plays double bass, comes from Blighty and was born long before the Brexit.
They play jazz music at all venues and events so give them a ring on 0031(0)6 23 87 30 96 (Nick's number)