Andy Scott Manchester Saxophone Weekend

Andy Scott Manchester Saxophone Weekend, 15th and 16th February 2020

Hallé at St Michaels, 36-38 George Leigh Street, Ancoats, Manchester, M4 5DG

On 15th and 16th February 2020 – JazzSmart hosts a two day saxophone weekend, that is aimed equally at classical and jazz saxophonists, led by Andy Scott, assisted by James Rawlinson & Andrew Blee.

Building & developing ideas from the previous three years in Manchester, Andy Scott will use his vast experience of planning and directing saxophone workshops to strike a balance between using written material, using our ears, and embracing a musically open-minded philosophy.

2020 sees Andy touring with the Apollo Saxophone Quartet & the Super Big Tramp Band, launching three new CDs of his music in collaboration with US Grammy-winner Tim McAllister, Portugese saxophone virtuoso João Pedro Silva and Supertramp sax star John Helliwell. In addition Andy is writing new ensemble music that will be premiered at this weekends JazzSmart Workshop in Manchester, and is delighted that Selmer Paris Saxophones, Vandoren UK , D’Addario Woodwinds & Astute Music are sponsoring this event.

“Developing the February Saxophone Weekend in Manchester in conjunction with Andrew Blee & James Rawlinson at JazzSmart is a pleasure! The venue is only a few minutes walk from Piccadilly Station, with good cafes and restaurants nearby. A great way to start the year, maybe treat this course as a saxophonic MOT, setting you up musically for 2020!” Andy Scott

Andy Scott Saxophone Weekend
Halle at St Michaels

The event is sponsored by Selmer Paris, Yanagisawa Saxophones, Vandoren Paris, D’Addario, and Légère Reeds.

The weekend is set in the beautiful setting of the Hallé at St Michaels, a fantastic venue to spend time playing music.

The cost for the two days including tea, coffee and cold refreshments is £130. Questions? Then send them to us via our contact form and we’ll be happy to help!

Participant requirements:
As an approximate guideline; be able to play around Grade 4 standard. Please note, this does not mean you need Grade 4 qualification, it means your current playing level should be of this standard or better.
You will need to bring your own instrument and instrument stand. Please also bring a music stand.
Participants of all ages are welcome. Please note: Participants under 18 will need to provide parent/ guardian contact details.
Not provided, we recommend bringing a packed lunch. Hot/cold refreshments available for the breaks.
The cost of this workshop for two days is only £130.
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
Selmer Paris
Yanagisawa Saxophones
Legere Reeds