Mary Josephine ready for action!

Harry-basses Mary Josephine front left
My beloved instrument (Mary Josephine), a copy of a Panormo/Maggini double bass made by my best mate and luthier Harry Jansen, has been back to the workshop in Amsterdam and is now ready for the upcoming festival season. Harry is well known for building world class basses, many of them owned by famous ba...
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Night of the violin, NRC review

Last Friday, 27th January 2023 I had the honour of playing a short concert with Tim Kliphuis and Mozes Rosenberg in the wonderful sounding Tivoli Vredenburg concert hall. After our concert we had a 'jam session' with all the participating violinists including Roby Lakatos and Frankie Gavin. Rahul Gandolahage has written a review in the NRC newspape...
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New Progressive Rock Band The One

Dutch drummer and multi instrumentalist Timothy van der Holst has just released his first Prog Rock Album. Tim wrote the music and recorded most instruments on the album but has asked me to play bass guitar in his new international band, an honour I'm glad to fulfil. Check our first single and video below. Read more about the making of th...
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Improvised Misdemeanours

​It's strange how new collaborations often dissolve into thin air before they've had a chance to get going! I came across this rough video we made a couple of years ago and it made me think about the potential and artistic symbiosis we had going, see what you think and perhaps even let us know. Musicians:  Gronograph, beats & samples. ...
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Paulus Schäfer Djangofollie concerts in Belgium

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Edu Ninck Blok - John Engels Quartet

from left to right, Nick McGuire - John Engels - Edu Ninck Blok - Gé Bijvoet

Last November I did a gig with the Edu Ninck Blok - John Engels band in Rotterdam. A first for me............ 

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It's back to the Brouwers!

Jazz trio, jazz music, raw jazz and more.. ​Hiya, it's that time of the year again and we are back at the Kaapse Brouwers, this time with the one and only Stan Mitrovic on saxophone and anything else he might bring along on the day! We're also so lucky to have, once again the great Andreas Suntrop on guitar and yours truly on double bass....
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Fun at the Brouwers

​Jazz Trio McGuire played at the Kaapse Brouwers in Rotterdam (NL) Sunday 11th November 2018. Our thanks to Koos Wiltenburg for booking us, cheers Koos? Andreas Suntrop on guitar, Wim Lammen on clarinet, alto sax and baritone sax and yours truly Nick McGuire on a double bass with very sensitive gut strings that needed continuous tuni...
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Jazz Trio bij Kaapse Brouwers

​Jazz Trio Nick McGuire will be pushing the boundaries of swing jazz on Sunday 11th November at the Kaapse Brouwers in Rotterdam. Wim Lammen on alto sax, baritone sax and clarinet, Andreas Suntrop on guitar and Nick McGuire on double bass. This is the jazztrio that never fails to entertain, always striving for musical interaction and melo...
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Nieuw Trio, Duo en Kwartet video's opgenomen

Axel, Stan & Nick Jazz Trio at work!
​Op maandag 22 oktober 2018 zijn we de studio ingegaan en hebben nieuwe audio en video's opgenomen. Met gewaardeerde collega's Andreas Suntrop op gitaar, Wim Lammen op klarinet, alto en bariton sax en Stanislav Mitrovic op klarinet, sopraan en tenor sax hebben we veel plezier gehad in de studio van Marc Burger op de Noordendijk in Dordrecht. Soms z...
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The Perdido project

​Working with bass students on useful fingering for major and minor chords, using the middle and last eight bars of the song Perdido, composed by Juan Tizol and recorded by the Duke Ellington orchestra in 1942. It's great to see my music students work on a 75 year old composition with so much enthusiasm. For more information about this project...
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More inspirational jazz from Holland & Bejerano

​Here they are again, this time playing a great tune called Segment which was written by Charlie Parker. If only all human beings could show the same respect these two musicians show for each other........... Below is the original tune played by the composer, Charlie Parker 

Sublieme jazz duo interactie

​Dit is in mijn mening een prachtig voorbeeld van twee muzikanten die naar elkaar luisteren, elkaar ruimte geven en samen werken om mooie muziek te maken, inspirerend!

Maak Kennis met Jazz Trio McGuire in Wijchen

​Net als vorige jaar is Jazz Trio McGuire te zien tijdens de jarlijks Jazz & Wine feest in Wijchen.  Wil je de leukste jazz trio in Nederland aan het werk zien? kom dan naar Wijchen en maak vooral een praatje, we zien je graag! Elk laatste weekend van augustus staat het centrum van Wijchen weer op z'n kop met Jazz & Wine! ​Time ​​3rd S...
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Messengers Revisited

​De nieuwe formatie Messengers Revisited brengt met haar set 'The Art Of Blakey' een ode aan de hard bop sound van Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers. Blakey is met Kenny Clarke en Max Roach de uitvinder van de bebop-drumstijl. Blakey was echter niet alleen een drummer, hij stond ook te boek als een groot bandleider. Eind jaren '40 en begin jaren '...
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