by MythofRock

Shred On presents another great guitar masterclass for all guitarists and guitar sound lovers! This time Jim Politis is going to introduce you to his guitar techniques in a seminar that will be hosted in Prova Studios (Athens), on April 22 (17:00, ticket price 10 euros, send an email to shredoncon@yahoo.gr to get your ticket now). 

Guitar Masterclass Content:
//Meet and greet
// Q&A
// Picking techniques from gypsy jazz to fusion Improvisation
// Harmony tips Sense of groove Playing with band.

Jim Politis is the founder and lead guitarist of the Ethnic/Gypsy Jazz band The Ghost Notes. Coming from a music background that combines many different music genres (metal, jazz, rock, blues, funk) he presents a modern approach in Gypsy Jazz Music.

He has shared the stage with Stochelo Rosenberg of The Rosenberg Trio,on The Ghost Notes’ first concert of their 3rd European Tour, in Athens, Greece,
and collaborated with jazz pianist George Kontrafouris on The Ghost Notes’ second Album, ”Secrets Of A Memory’’.

He has appeared live in mumerous venues and festivals, including The Royal Albert Hall (UK), Djangofollies Festival (Belgium), 4 times in Djangofest Festival (Greece), Brussels Jazz Marathon (Belgium), JekerJazz Festival (Netherlands), and has had 5 European tours with The Ghost Notes, as well as a solo tour in Malaysia and Singapore.

He currently lives in Athens, where he teaches music, and he performs live with The Ghost Notes all over Europe.

Jim Politis uses RM Acouctics Pre Amps,Sigletos custom made guitars and is an Ambassador of Scheltler Group.

– Founding Member and Guitarist of the bands:

THE GHOST NOTES (2012 – Present)
Music Style: Gypsy Jazz
Album: Jazzy-Key (2013)
Album: Secrets Of A Memory (2015)
Album : Dance of Colours (2017)

First European Tour – May 2013
(Athens, Florence, Bologna, Prague, Berlin, Brussels, Maastricht, London, Cardiff)

Second European Tour – May 2014
(Athens, Florence, Bologna, Zagreb, Budapest, Prague, Brussels, Maastricht, London, Cardiff,
Brighton, Newcastle-Under-Lyme, Llantrisant, Liverpool)

Third European Tour – February/March 2015
(Athens, Florence, Zagreb, Munich, Brussels, London, Birmingham, Cardiff, Liverpool)

Performance at Djangofollies Festival (Belgium) – January 2016

(information at: HYPERLINK “http://theghostnotes.weebly.com/events”http://theghostnotes.weebly.com/events )

Website: HYPERLINK “http://www.theghostnotes.com/”www.theghostnotes.weebly.com

”Cherokee” – Jim Politis’ The Ghost Notes feat. Stochelo Rosenberg, live in Gazarte, Athens, GR (2015):
HYPERLINK “https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mmDO9…”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mmDO9

”Donna Lee” – The Ghost Notes live video performance in Acapela, Cardiff:
HYPERLINK “https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q_PSP…”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q_PSP

”Classical Adventure” – Included in Upcoming Album ”Secrets Of A Memory” Video:
HYPERLINK “https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M_sWw…”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M_sWw

RAFFERTY RULES (1996-2012),
Music Style: Metal
Albums: Rafferty Rules 1, Grandma’s Words, Dare To Be Different,
Outburst, Name Your God, Dispossessed

TONE36 (2007 – 2010)
Music Style: Progressive Rock
Album: Saying Is One Thing, Doing Is Another

PRAXIS (2005 – 2008)
Music Style: Jazz Fusion
Album: Introduction

PERSONA NON GRATA (1999 – 2001)
Music Style: Funk Rock
Album: Persona Non Grata

VICIOUS CIRCLE (1998 – 2000)
Music Style: Progressive Rock
Album: Vicious Circle

– Founder and Organiser of the yearly GUITAR JAM FESTIVAL for 4 consecutive successful
years in Volos, Greece (2008 – 2011)

– Session guitarist on Die Without’s European tour (2011)

– Teacher in the HYPERLINK “http://www.kodv.gr/odio.htm” n _blankConservatory of Arts in Volos (2008 – 2009)
Tought: Music Theory (Advanced level), Improvisation, Ear Training for people with dyslexia

– Founder, Owner, and Sound Engineer of:
Attitude Studios (2006 – 2008)
BPM Studios (2008 – present)

– Private lessons since 2002

– Numerous Collaborations & Projects with Musicians and Bands as a Recording Artist, Producer,
Sound Engineer, Composer, Orchestrator.




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