Free Jazz Improvisation Workshop

We are proud to be offering the third free of charge Improvisation Workshop on 27th March 2013 with Sam Bullard.

This series of free of charge jazz and improvisation workshops is a partnership project between Alton College and Hampshire Music Services and is led by leading jazz educators. It is tailored for young musicians who want to get a feel for the music.

These workshops will be a great opportunity for young musicians to learn and play jazz with professional musicians.

The workshops will be focusing on creative music making in groups with the emphasis on playing rather than sight-reading.

Students will learn how to learn and play jazz tunes by ear; be encouraged to explore improvisation; and learn how to perform together in a jazz ensemble.

These skills will not only help young musicians to develop, but also give a better understanding of their current music courses (such as GCSE Music and BTEC Level 2 in Music Performance).

Taking these workshops will give young musicians an insight into the Specialist Jazz Course at Alton College and it’s acclaimed ensemble the Alton College Jazz Collective. Many of the former students have gone on to study music, some to Music Conservatoire Jazz courses such as the Guildhall School of Music and Trinity College of Music, others at Universities. The collective performs regularly in term time and will be performing specially for the young musicians who take part in the workshops.

This session will run from 5.00-6.15pm in the Ormond Room, Michael Gray Building, Alton College.

Please come along with your instrument or voice!

Follow this link to the Alton College online store to book your place now.

27 March, 2013 - 17:00 - 18:15