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General Discussion / Re: Notation tools for lead sheets
« Last post by Andy Faulkner on September 15, 2017, 03:11:58 PM »
I have now bought Notion - but have yet to discover much in there that I couldn't do with Musescore at least for making leadsheets
Announcements, Events & News / Players wanted for world music big band, London
« Last post by Theresa Reynolds on September 11, 2017, 08:53:32 AM »
Band led by trombonist Annie Whitehead. It's an eclectic lineup (we currently include a bass clarinet and an accordion) so all offers considered, though we particularly need trumpets.

Repertoire includes Herbie Hancock, Jonas Gwangwa, Don Drummond, Gordon Goodwin, Fela Kuti, Charles Mingus, Horace Silver - so not your standard big band swing repertoire. 

It's a teaching band so you'll have a chance to work on your soloing. And we get to play the odd gig at the Vortex!!

Rehearsals Monday nights 7.30 to 9.30, close to King's Cross Station in central London.

If you're interested, get in touch:
Introductions / Hi from BrianC
« Last post by BrianC on July 20, 2017, 06:43:51 AM »
Having stood at Tubby Hayes feet at Bosham Jazz club as a school kid and messed about with various instruments over the years finally got around to learning the sax properly during the last two or three years. Now playing in a big band and just about keeping up and in a concert orchestra which plays all kinds of stuff. Live and play in Cambridge.

Looking forward to the summer B & I weekend and meeting other jazzers.
Tunes / Re: Desafinado
« Last post by Twitchell on July 19, 2017, 09:59:27 AM »
This is a good one David, thanks!
Introductions / From John
« Last post by JohnnyLikesJazz on July 13, 2017, 10:09:57 AM »
Hi everyone! As a newbie here a few words re myself...

Into Blues and Jazz, but appreciating all kinds of music. I attend the occasional workshop, my most recent one being the theory shed on Blues Pathways. I play mostly guitar (12 string and 6, elec & acoustic) but also dabble in Mandolin, Uke, hand percussion - I also sing (baritone) but on this point not everyone agrees! I write lyrics/poems quite a few, but can't compose tunes to go with, so any help in this area plus general jamming would be appreciated (I am based in Northampton). Other passions: Porkpie hats, wine, cooking.

Thanks for reading! 
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

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