Author: Andrew Blee

Emma Johnson

Emma Johnson Classical Clarinet Workshop

9th / 10th April 2022 – 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. Spend 2 days working on your clarinet ensemble and solo playing with Emma.

Dan Mar-Molinero

POP Big Band with Dan Mar-Molinero

19th / 20th November 2022 – POP Big Band with Dan Mar-Molinero. Dan is a saxophonist, composer and educator and has been recognised nationally for his work in jazz and commercial music both as an educator and practitioner. Alongside composing and performing, he is head of Jazz & Popular Music at the University of Southampton, a tutor for the NYJC and runs the pioneering youth jazz organisation, SYJO.

Andy Scott Manchester Saxophone Weekend

18th / 19th February 2023 – JazzSmart hosts a two day saxophone weekend with Andy Scott at the beautiful Hallé at St Michaels, Manchester, that is aimed equally at classical and jazz saxophonists. The spirit of the weekend is one of intense learning, swapping ideas, lots of saxophone playing of course, and teamwork. A great way to start the year, treat this course as a saxophonic MOT, setting you up musically for 2023.

Working with JazzSmart is always a fantastic experience. The courses have a fabulous feel to them, they are open and inclusive whilst still allowing musicians of all standards to improve. The JazzSmart team are great to work with too, everything is ready to go and they make the sessions really easy – they’re also really nice people to work with! A brilliant organisation to work with” – Dan Mar-Molinero, Saxophonist/Composer and Head of Jazz & Pop at The University of Southampton