Jason McGregor

Jason McGregor

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With thousands of performance hours already clocked up around the world Jason is one of Australia’s finest young musicians and is the current National Fingerstyle guitar champion.

Biography

With thousands of performance hours already clocked up around the world Jason is one of Australia’s finest young musicians and is the current National Fingerstyle guitar champion.

Born on the Atherton tablelands in North Queensland, Australia, Jason first picked up the guitar towards the end of his high school years at the invite of his youth group leader and was soon playing in church. Jason soon discovered the playing of Tommy Emmanuel and made the decision to be a professional guitar player. In the coming months, Jason joined his first band playing country and rock before moving on to blues, jazz, big band and folk groups.

After reaching a tuition plateau, Jason made the move to Brisbane to pursue further studies at QUT in Brisbane. In the four years since, Jason has studied under jazz guitar virtuoso James Sherlock as well as Golden guitar winner Michael Fix.

About this time, Jason began performing solo pieces at gigs during the set breaks and then moved onto performing at concerts along with other young musicians in Brisbane. After having success in his solo performances, Jason set about becoming a top fingerstyle guitarist and won the fingerstyle guitar award at the Frankston international guitar festival. This lead to a sponsorship from master guitar luthier Michael Palm and performance opportunities at several Australian guitar festivals culminating in an Eastern Coast tour of Queensland performing at churches and schools as well as holding fingerstyle guitar workshops in regional music stores.

At present, Jason is embarking on his second album and preparing to tour internationally

Discography

Album - Pilgrim 2005
Album - Without Words 2006

Set List

Typical Set List comprising a 45min to 1hr 15min Solo Performance:

LJ
Pink Panther
East Star
Windy and Warm
Hungarian Dance No.5
Classical Gas
Murgon
Pilgrim
Monsoon
Wade in the Water
3x5
River of Love
Blue Moon
Kiss from a Rose
Dance of the Flea
Cannonball Rag
Imagine
I'll See you in my Dreams
Jiffy Jam
Emire
Josie
Wichita Lineman
Abi