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Today Monday June 17

Afternoon

Jazz

Jazz in the Afternoon - Cullercoats Crescent Club, 1 Hudleston, Cullercoats NE30 4QS. Tel: 0191 253 0242. 1:00pm. Free.

Evening

Tenement Jazz Band - Prohibition Bar, Pink Lane, Newcastle NE1 5DW. 8:30pm (doors). Free (donations).

To the best of our knowledge, details of the above events are correct but may be subject to alteration.

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Book now for weekend workshop 1-2 August at the Globe, Newcastle upon Tyne

Here's a good opportunity for anyone who plays a bit of jazz and wants to get better ... a whole weekend of listening and playing in the company of others who want to learn and improve jazz skills.
The weekend workshop has been developed following the success of our monthly Play Jazz! afternoon workshops held at Sage Gateshead. The weekend format will give participants the time and space to learn more and develop further. There’s also a great gig on the Saturday night and the opportunity to jam with professional musicians.
The tutors are James Birkett and Judith Thompson, two superb musicians and highly respected jazz educators.
The workshop is suitable for all instruments and a range of abilities. Vocalists are welcome. Minimum age 16.
For much of the weekend the participants will be divided into two groups – beginner/intermediate and intermediate/advanced. You’ll be able to improvise and interact with other musicians in an informal supportive situation.
PROGRAMME OUTLINE
Saturday 1 August
9.30am        Registration and introductions
10am           Session 1: The Nuts and Bolts of Jazz
This session will cover the essential elements of jazz and aims to up your skills and knowledge. It’s available at two levels: Beginner/Intermediate and Intermediate/Advanced.
1pm             Lunch
2pm             Session 2: The Art of Making Jazz – Band Call
This session will cover the art and artistry of playing jazz with other people using well-known standards as a starting point. There will be two groups based on an equal split of instruments/participants to give two well-balanced bands.
5-7.30pm      Evening meal
Go out to eat locally with your band members. A list of nearby eateries will be available.
7.30-11pm   Gig and jam session
Performance by Williams – Tanton Quartet and a supportive and instructive jam session. A great opportunity to listen to and play with regular gigging musicians.
Sunday 2 August
9.30am         Welcome back
10am            Session 3: More Nuts and Bolts
This session will continue to present the essential elements of jazz and build your skills and knowledge. Again it’s available at two levels: Beginner/Intermediate and Intermediate/Advanced.
1pm              Lunch
2pm              Session 4: Taking Control – Band Call
Continuing from yesterday’s Band Call session, participants will arrange tunes ready for performance. There will be opportunities to write new music. The emphasis will be on the band members giving the band direction and focus with tutor guidance and input when necessary.
4.30pm        Performance
A performance by each band to the other
5pm             Thank you and goodbye
PRICES
The weekend workshop costs £82. This includes all tuition and free admission to the Jazz.Coop gig on Saturday evening featuring the Williams – Tanton Quartet.
There is an additional optional charge of £16 for the provision of two buffet lunches and tea/coffee breaks.
Overnight accommodation is not included.
To book
Places are limited so please book now.
For more information and bookings please email learning@jazz.coop and tell us what instrument you will be bringing.
We’ll email you with details of how to pay.


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