School Of Rock in Hull! Former Stone Roses guitarist to mentor and jam with college students

Aziz Ibrahim has travelled the world - now will be helping mentor and jam with students from Hull College
Aziz Ibrahim has travelled the world - now will be helping mentor and jam with students from Hull College -Credit:Hull College

Legendary guitarist Aziz Ibrahim, known for his performances with iconic bands and artists, is set to mentor a select group of talented students at Hull College in an exclusive event.

Aziz, whose extraordinary guitar virtuosity has seen him grace stages worldwide as part of acts like The Stone Roses and Simply Red, as well as supporting the likes of Paul Weller and Hot Chocolate, will be sharing his thirty-plus years of industry experience with the students.

Having replaced John Squire in The Stone Roses and worked extensively with frontman Ian Brown during his solo career, Aziz's distinctive guitar skills have earned him global acclaim. Now a key figure on the British alternative rock and roots music scenes, he will be working with Hull College students who share his passion for music and creativity, providing them with a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity on Thursday, April 25.

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Among those participating in this exclusive event are Music Performance and Production students Bailey Parr, Joshua Fletcher, William Hawksworth, Jack Christopher.

The group, which includes students from a range of disciplines such as Digital Media Production, Art & Design, Electrotechnical, Carpentry & Joinery and Health & Social Care, will have the unique opportunity to work directly with the talented 60-year-old musician. The ensemble boasts an eclectic mix of guitarists, vocalists, rappers, beatboxers, a saxophonist - and even a Michael Jackson tribute artist!

Aziz expressed his excitement about the event, saying: "I am honoured to have the opportunity to work with and mentor the talented students at Hull College. Music education is not only essential for technical skill development but also for fostering creativity and passion. I am excited to share my experiences and insights with the next generation of musicians, and I look forward to witnessing their growth and innovation."

Abi Smith, Executive Director of Learner Services at Hull College, also shared her enthusiasm about the upcoming event, stating: "We are delighted to be welcoming Aziz Ibrahim back to Hull College later this month. He put on a fantastic and thoroughly informative talk as part of our Student CPD Week in November last year, and we can't wait to see him again. His mentorship will undoubtedly inspire our students to reach new heights in their musical endeavours and personal development.

"Aziz's dedication to music education and his remarkable career in the industry make him an ideal role model for our students, and we are grateful for the opportunity for them to learn from such a distinguished and talented musician."

Aziz's dedication to community causes is evident in his work, which includes providing guitar lessons and mentoring sessions for prisoners in a re-integration programme, as well as offering Music Therapy for hospice patients. His commitment to giving back to society was recognised by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in 2005 at a Buckingham Palace ceremony, where he was honoured alongside Brian May, Jeff Beck, the Bee Gees, and many others for his contributions to Great Britain's economy, culture, and the music industry.

He also received the UK Jinnah award for outstanding achievement in music, presented to him at the Foreign & Commonwealth Office in 2011.

This exclusive event promises to be a transformative experience for Hull College students, offering them a unique chance to learn from one of the music industry's most respected figures.