Wednesday 28 January 2015

Jazz for Young People in Manchester

New Jazz Workshop is a series of sessions for young musicians aged between 8 and 18 at The Claremont Centre in Manchester. The course runs each Saturday from 11am until 2pm and although this course is now part-way through, newcomers are welcomed at the remaining sessions. The course is led by Helena Summerfield and Kathy Dyson and focuses on learning by ear, group transcription, improvisation and instrumental technique. The course will conclude with a performance at the final session on February 7th. Full information on New Jazz Workshop.

Manchester Youth Jazz Foundation at Band on The Wall have two more Sunday sessions in the coming weeks (15th February and 15th March). These sessions run from 12 until 4pm with a jam session taking place between 3pm and 4pm. Tutors include Kathy Dyson, Helen Pillinger, Helena Summerfield and Les Chisnall. After these sessions end, there will also be a 4 day course running over easter (13th-16th April). Full details of these sessions will be added to the Band on the Wall website.

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