Friday 25 September 2015

BlueJam Arts team up with NYJC

BlueJam Arts in Cumbria are teaming up with the National Youth Jazz Collective for their first collaborative weekend starting tomorrow. As part of the project, they are running a CPD event for music educators interested in developing their jazz education skills.

Led by Issie Barratt, this music educators CPD initiative aims to improve the provision and accessibility of jazz education for young people across the country. There are four sessions, the first on September 26th and then subsequent sessions on 14th November, 23rd January and 27th February.

Sessions will cover -

  • Comping on guitar and piano
  • Diatonic harmony jazz standards
  • Grooves and feels
  • Support in choosing appropriate repertoire with a list of 100 graded tunes each linked to a spotify folder. 
Plus much more. It costs £100 to attend all four session and concessionary rates are available. Those who wish to attend only one of two of the sessions should get in touch with BlueJam to discuss costs.

This event is part of a larger collaboration with NYJC which will see 4 intensive weekend workshops taking place in Cumbria for young jazz musicians.

Full information on these events is available on the BlueJam Arts website and their facebook page also contains up to date info. 

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