TUTOR BAND

 

Jazz is a message passed on from player to player - that's why Horace Silver and Art Blakey called their group the Jazz Messengers. Having had the good fortune to play with some great jazz players (among others Sonny Stitt, Johnny Griffin, Milt Jackson, Jimmy Witherspoon, Dewey Redman, Charles McPherson, Bobby Watson, Sheila Jordan) I still hold in my own playing the imprint of sound, time and feeling that I received from them; I know well the value of sharing music with stronger players. So this is our plan - take some players with the jazz message powerfully within them, and invite you to come and spend a day playing with them. Little may be said, but many questions answered.

We are running 4 of these Course Days this season, so if you are a rhythm section or front line player and would like to experience at close hand the energy and wisdom of these great players - sign up now!

Trevor Tomkins

DRUM LEGEND

TREVOR TOMKINS

Dave O'Higgins

DAVE O'HIGGINS

“Dazzling post-bop tenorist with a magnificent range and a dramatic turn of phrase.”

(THE GUARDIAN)

Jean Toussaint

International sax maestro

Jean Toussaint

formerly of Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers

Dave Lewis

the soul of hard bop

DAVE LEWIS

 

 

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MEETINGS 2016-17

(Saturdays)

 

OCT0BER 15

TREVOR TOMKINS

 

DECEMBER 10

DAVE O'HIGGINS

 

FEBRUARY 18

JEAN TOUSSAINT

 

APRIL 22

DAVE LEWIS

 

 

 

FAQ

Q Where do the sessions take place?

A The venue is the Shoefactory at Rushden, a beautiful Victorian building (with a grand piano in all three playing spaces), which is also the home of Jazz School UK founders Nick Weldon and Andra Sparks. More details, maps and links can be found on our About Us page. TUTOR BAND sessions run 10.30am-4.30pm. The cost of each day is £70 (20% member and U18 discounts available).

Q How do I sign up?

A Please use this booking form to register your interest in any particular days and to let us know how you would like to pay. We will get back to you confirming availability and giving payment details. Once we have confirmed you can also pay online using the link opposite.

CONTACT

NICK WELDON

Jazz School UK, The Shoefactory, 23b Fitzwilliam Street, Rushden, Northants NN10 9YW

home: 01933 313969

mobile: 07971 409596

You can also contact us by email.

 

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