Free of Charge Jazz Workshop with the Southern Jazz Centre

Alton College is proud to offer these free of charge Improvisation Workshops on 20th November and 11th December 2013with Sam Bullard.
We are thrilled that we are able to continue providing free of charge jazz and improvisation workshops run by leading jazz educators 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 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 students to develop as musicians but also give a better understanding of 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 at specialist music colleges and universities, such as the Guildhall School of Music and Trinity College of Music. 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! Keyboards, amplifiers and drum kits are provided.

After each session the Alton College Jazz Collective are playing at the Market Hotel in Alton. Please come along and support them.

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

20 November, 2013 - 17:00 - 18:15