JazzSmart Music Workshops
JazzSmart provide quality instrumental workshops for Saxophone, Flute, Clarinet, Big Band, Jazz, Pop and Contemporary Music , bringing well known highly experienced musicians and educators for fun filled courses throughout the year. Although our focus is on quality we also try and keep the price as affordable as possible to encourage budding musicians to join in and improve their playing and overall musicianship. JazzSmart courses are exceptional value for money, and include workshops on Jazz, Classical and Pop repertoire.
JazzSmart’s music workshops have been running since 2008 and have repeatedly scored top marks by our course attendees, and we are constantly looking at ways to making the JazzSmart experience even better. Whether you’re a beginner, intermediate, advanced player or teacher, JazzSmart can offer something for you.
Founder of JazzSmart, James is a leading saxophonist and educator in the South of England. His original and ongoing idea is to bring together other passionate musicians along with world class educators to form a synergy of great music in a workshop setting.
Due to the overwhelming success of early workshops, Andrew joined James to further grow and administrate JazzSmart. After completing a music degree, followed by an Mmus from The University of Southampton, and with a background in IT, Andrew works with James to ensure JazzSmart continues to maintain a focus on high quality workshops.
Continuing on from our success in previous years, we will endeavour in 2022 using leading musicians and educators to bring you the best music workshops we can.
For 2022 we have added some extras to the already packed workshops. For certain workshops we welcome sponsors either virtually or attending the event where you can try their products.
When possible we have David Griffiths (Griff) in residence who will be giving free spot checks, and running a book in system to have your instrument tweaked, regulated and serviced while you learn! (please note: Griff will discuss with you your requirements and relevant charges for any undertaken work).
Past Course Leaders have included:
- Mike Hall
- Pete Long
- Dan Mar-Molinero
- Derek Nash
- James Rae
- James Rawlinson
- Bob Reynolds
- Andy Scott
- James Stead
- Kryzstof Urbanski
- Simon Willescroft
JazzSmart Workshops look forward to seeing you soon!