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Young Players Jazz Exploration

Six-Session Course: October-November 2021
  • - 2:00pm
  • £30
  • For ages 12-17
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Course dates: 
Sunday 10 October,
Sunday 17 October,
Sunday 24 October,
Sunday 31 October, 
Sunday 7 November,
Sunday 14 November

Session times:
12.30pm– 2.00pm

Create and play your own new music. Explore the world of improvisation and on-the-spot creativity. Try out ideas with other curious young musicians in a safe environment, where musical mistakes might lead to wonderful new musical discoveries. By developing your understanding of the roots of jazz, you’ll learn about the origins of this music, how jazz musicians improvise and how that feeds into lots of other music production and styles.

Come and explore the language of Jazz, from Sonny Rollins to Snarky Puppy, John Coltrane to Jacob Collier, Latin to Lofi Hip Hop.  

You’ll also learn a selection of well-known jazz tunes from memory, in preparation for a recording and production session on the final afternoon.  The course is open to players of keyboard, piano, guitar, bass, drum kit, brass, reed or woodwind.  You will need to be familiar with scales to around Grade 2 standard and we will explore their pentatonic versions.  If you haven’t done any formal grades but still play an instrument and understand different scales and chords, that’s also fine. Keyboard, piano, bass and guitar players will need to be able to understand basic chords and symbols (including major7, minor7 and 7).

If you’ve any questions about the course or whether it's right for you, contact for more information. 

Young People's Bursaries

We don’t want anyone to miss out because of their family circumstances, so we offer means-tested bursaries for those needing financial help to attend a course. Bursaries are available for the Summer Songwriting Workshsops (4-6 August) and Young Players Jazz Exploration (Oct/Nov). More information available here.

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