Jazz Improvisation Workshop with Mike Hall

Two day jazz improvisation workshop – 15th / 16th June 2019.

University of Chichester, College Lane, Chichester PO19 6PE.

Jazz Improvisation Workshop with Mike Hall

In partnership with the University of Chichester, Mike’s second JazzSmart workshop for 2019 will be at the University of Chichester in West Sussex. Fantastic facilities in the recently renovated music block, this workshop is for you if you want to improve your jazz playing regardless of level! Price: £135 for two days.

This course is open to beginner, intermediate and advanced improvisers. No matter your current level we here at JazzSmart are convinced that Mike’s structured and well thought out approach to improvising will allow you to break free from your constraints to improvise more freely than before. Perfect for people who would like to improvise but haven’t had the courage before to do so. Mike will have you on the road to improvising and enjoying jazz as a participant rather than a spectator.




A note from Nick Reynolds, M.Phil, SFHEA, Head of Jazz at the University of Chichester; “We are very pleased to welcome Mike Hall (head of Jazz Studies at the RNCM in Manchester) to the University of Chichester music department who will be conducting an exciting and stimulating workshop for jazz musicians of all levels. This will also be a fantastic opportunity for some of our jazz BMus students at the University of Chichester who will be helping as part of the rhythm section.“.

For our Chichester workshop, we can offer single bed accommodation with en-suite bathroom at an additional cost. The University have accommodation available for either £60 for the Friday night, or £120 for two nights (Friday and Saturday night). It will be on the main campus with parking included. Please contact us if you have further questions about this, and it can be booked via ticketsource.

We have now set it up for you to be able to book easier than ever before. Book via ticketsource fast and secure. Alternatively if you have any questions on the suitability of this course for you we will be happy to help. Contact at info@jazzsmart.com or by calling 07708 091675 and we will be happy to discuss your needs further.


As an approximate guideline; be able to play around Grade 3 standard. Please note, this does not mean you need Grade 3 qualification, it means your current playing level should be of this standard or better. Mike also has an alternative guideline of being able to play your major scales up to 4 sharps and flats.
You will need to bring your own instrument and instrument stand.
Participants of 16 and over are welcome. Please note: Participants under 18 will need to provide parent/ guardian contact details.
Not provided, we recommend bringing a packed lunch.
Price for this two day workshop is only £135.
Times for the workshop are as follows:

Arrive: 9.30am onwards
Session one: 10am - 11.15am
Morning break: 11.15am - 11.45am
Session two: 11.45am - 1pm
Lunch: 1pm - 2pm
Session three: 2pm - 3pm
Afternoon break: 3pm - 3.30pm
Session four: 3.30pm - 4.30pm