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Introductions / Any musicians in Colchester /NE Essex
« Last post by Adrian Birch on June 05, 2017, 04:29:37 PM »
Any musicians in Colchester /NE Essex form the Jazz School?

Get in contact!!


Adrian Birch
Introductions / Re: Hi from Gramps
« Last post by EASTER17 on April 29, 2017, 08:14:41 PM »
Hi gramps

I am at the Sunday session. Look forward to meeting you then. I am a very very beginner on double bass and am expecting to be way outclassed but am looking forward to seeing how it all works as I've never played with anyone before and the bass really needs company!

General Discussion / Re: Easter jazz weekend 29th 30th April
« Last post by BazzaPreece on April 28, 2017, 05:53:45 PM »
Hello Andrea and Ben,

I'm looking forward to meeting you both this weekend, and everyone else. This will be my first trip to the jazz school and my first outing playing jazz outside a practice room! So I will be trying my best to keep up......

I'm a bass player too Andrea, although I'll be bringing bass guitars with me for the weekend. I've only just started playing upright so will stick with an instrument I'm more familiar with this time through.  :)

And I keep hearing about the sandwiches Ben, they seem to play a big part.  ;D

See you both in the morning.


Introductions / Hi from Gramps
« Last post by Grampswithhorn on April 27, 2017, 02:37:57 PM »
I have been to a couple of Jazz School UK sessions and will be at this weekend's Beginners / Improvers course with my Bb trumpet.  Hopefully not the only one!  I now live in Norfolk having returned from Spain and have yet to find a group for like-minded folk so have joined a brass band in the meantime.  Saw another foodie pianist last Sunday at Ronnie Scotts - Jay Rayner.
General Discussion / Re: Easter jazz weekend 29th 30th April
« Last post by Ben on April 26, 2017, 07:39:33 PM »
hi Andrea,
I am ben a tenor sax player.
looking forward to meeting you. i'll be doing only the saterday this easter.

middle aged late comer to the sax picked it up to annoy family 4 to 5 years ago. still with them so all good.

i am with you...looking for other jazz people to play with who as keen as me but willing to put up with my beginer jazz stripes. lots of practice alone minimal exposure to other people..

have done the summer beginers last year. learnt loads and had great fun....also good sandwiches.

just standing by a double bass makes you look cool so should be a good day.

c u at the weekend

General Discussion / Easter jazz weekend 29th 30th April
« Last post by EASTER17 on April 18, 2017, 10:45:06 PM »
Hi everyone

I have just signed up for the jazz beginners course on 30th April and am wondering if anyone else on the course is also in the purple room? I have only just started learning the double bass (though I have played the piano for many years - classical not jazz) and am finding it a bit lonely playing on my own (hard to get motivated) so am looking forward to just playing with some other people for the first time, though looking at some of these very erudite posts I am somewhat alarmed as my skills really are very basic!!!

Anyone else out there also going and if so, what do you play and what level are you? What are you hoping to get out of the day? Looking forward to meeting people and making music :-)

General Discussion / Re: jazz radio programme
« Last post by Nick Weldon on March 17, 2017, 10:20:09 PM »
Nice one, Andrew, great mix of music - and lots of information about the tracks, too...I like it!
General Discussion / jazz radio programme
« Last post by Andrew on February 20, 2017, 08:05:10 AM »
Hi all

i mentioned to a few people yesterday, I make a weekly radio programme / podcast called In the Moment for Sheffield Live 93.2FM. It is a community radio station, and you can hear the podcasts here:

Please do take a listen if you get chance, it focuses on new releases in improvised music - mostly jazz but sometimes other things. This week featuring Eric Alexander's new album 2nd Impression, and songs by Catherine Russell, plus a few tunes for Philip Glass's 80th birthday.

Any thoughts / repertoire suggestions more than welcome :) Do let me know....

best wishes


Introductions / Hi from Howard
« Last post by hojomuso on February 10, 2017, 11:13:05 AM »
I'm Howard, I play bass and flugelhorn. I've been to Jazz School a few times, having met most of the tutors at various summer schools over the years.  Iíve played with a few small scratch bands, house bands for open mike nights, Cuban band, etc. Most of the time I play classical bass but like to ring the changes. I live in Kent, so if youíre in that area drop me a line.
Announcements, Events & News / Re: Jazz players in Ampthill Area
« Last post by Chris Mottram-Wooster on February 07, 2017, 04:19:22 PM »
Hi Jonathan,  I cant commit completely to a new band but should you need a dep bass player for either a rehearsal or gig I would be happy to help out. I am in Milton Keynes so not too far away.   contact me on 07804140606
Chris   aka Bassdiva
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