NEWS

 

2020-21 season

Well, that's a relief! At last we have some sort of timetable for our 'LIVE IN PERSON' jazz sessions. Zoom has been great for our 121 lessons and theory sessions, but we really need to get playing again! Almost feels like Xmas - and to celebrate we're offering 12 Jazz Days from May to September (as the song goes).

It'll all be well-known standards chosen from our list of 'learners', just to get us all back into the swing of things, and we've streamed them so you'll be playing at a good level for your experience. Our levels 1-2 correspond to Beginners/Improvers, and levels 3-4 to Intermediate/Advanced - more details of the levels on our ensembles page.

You can find the long list of learner tunes, as well as a Spotify playlist for this season's choice, on our tunes page.

You can find the days and dates on the workshops page, as well as the link to the registration form.

The tunes we have chosen for each day are:

LEVELS 1-2 LEVELS 3-4
All Of Me Blue Bossa Makin' Whoopee Alone Together Blue Daniel Milestones
Lady Bird Bags Groove Lover Man Nardis Yardbird Suite Chelsea Bridge
Beautiful Love Blue Seven The Gentle Rain In Your Own Sweet Way Wave Stompin' At The Savoy
Freddie Freeloader Cantaloupe Island Bluesette Straight No Chaser My Foolish Heart Black Narcissus
N/A LITTLE BIG BAND (CHARTS)
N/A LITTLE BIG BAND (CHARTS)
In a Mellotone 'S Wonderful Whisper Not One Note Samba Get Out Of Town I Fall In Love Too Easily
Corcovado Tenor Madness I Thought About You Blues For Alice Four Polka Dots And Moonbeams
Oh Lady be Good Good Bait Some Day My Prince Will Come Alice In Wonderland Mr PC Star Eyes
Honeysuckle Rose Killer Joe How Insensitive The Boy Next Door Cherokee Joy Spring
N/A JSAA* Caravan Moanin' I'm Old Fashioned
N/A JSAA* Up Jumped Spring Cheek To Cheek Witchcraft

*JSAA = Jazz Singers & Accompanists - a course for singers, rhythm section and frontline.

2021-22 season

We're so much looking forward to getting back to the great repertoire we'd planned for this blighted season! We've transposed the current season's intended programme of regular ensembles and workshops to the equivalent dates to the upcoming season, and added in some new online offerings.

Find out about different programmes here

Ensemble repertoire is here.

The workshop diary is here.

Prices are here.

WHAT NOW?

You can register interest in our ensembles, workshops and online courses using this form. You will be asked to give an indication of your playing standard - please read through the guide to playing levels and season repertoire on the ensembles page for help with this.

Please browse the site using the MENU links to find out more about us. You'll find all sorts of useful information there! If you have any questions, email us here. Thanks for reading! Oh, and here's that live action from a workshop day at the Shoefactory (Levels 3-4). Enjoy!