21st / 22nd August 2021 – Two day pop / jazz saxophone & rhythm and blues workshop. This is a fantastic opportunity for saxophone players to work with one of the UK’s top saxophonists, and leader of the award-winning Sax Appeal and featured member of the Jools Holland Rhythm and Blues Orchestra. Collaborations include Eric Clapton & Amy Winehouse.
12th / 13th February 2022 – JazzSmart hosts a two day saxophone weekend at the beautiful Hallé at St Michaels, Manchester, that is aimed equally at classical and jazz saxophonists. A great way to start the year, treat this course as a saxophonic MOT, setting you up musically for 2022. Age and experience aren’t the important factors here, everyone is welcome, you simply need to be passionate about music!
19th / 20th March 2022 – Two day Big Band experience with Frank Griffith. Don’t miss the chance to learn and play with this formidable musician, band leader and composer. As a renowned jazz saxophonist and clarinettist, Frank Griffith has been performing for over 40 years, primarily in New York and London. The course will emphasise a balance of ensemble playing and improvisation skills as well as nurturing a healthy cameraderie amongst the members.
9th / 10th April 2022 – NEW for 2022, a clarinet workshop with Emma Johnson, one of the UK’s biggest selling classical artists, and is one of the few clarinettists to have established a busy career as a solo performer which has taken her to major European, American and Asian venues as well as to Africa and Australasia.
7th / 8th May 2022 – Two day jazz improvisation workshop With Dave O’Higgins. This is an incredible opportunity for budding improvisors to work with one of the UK’s top saxophonists. Dave has a wide palette from Charlie Parker, Dexter Gordon, John Coltrane, Joe Henderson through to Stanley Turrentine and Michael Brecker.