Rehearsals take place at New Forest Arts Centre, New Milton. The band is open to ages 12 to 80+ with a minimum sight-reading ability of grade 5 standard. Come and join the fun, run by experienced band leader and saxophonist James Rawlinson.
15th / 16th February 2020 – JazzSmart hosts a two day saxophone weekend, 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 2020.
28th / 29th March 2020 – Dar Mar-Molinero returns for a spectacular POP Big Band Workshop. Saxophonist, composer and educator, Dan has been recognised nationally for his work in jazz and commercial music.
23rd / 24th May 2020 – Jazz Improvisation Workshop, open to various instruments, ages and ability! There is the opportunity to have beginner, intermediate and advanced sessions using the qualified tutors available. Lead by Dan Mar-Molinero.
22nd / 23rd August 2020 – Two day pop / jazz saxophone & rhythm and blues workshop. This is a fantastic opportunity for sax players to work with one of the UK’s top saxophonists, leader of the award-winning Sax Appeal and featured member of the Jools Holland Rhythm and Blues Orchestra.
20th / 21st July 2019 – James Rae, one of Europe’s most published writers of educational wind music is with us for a two day Woodwind workshop. This will be a fantastic weekend for any woodwind player wishing to improve their musicianship.
25th / 26th May 2019 – Dar Mar-Molinero returns for a spectacular Big Band Workshop – Basie to Ellington and Beyond. Saxophonist, composer and educator, Dan has been recognised nationally for his work in jazz and commercial music.
We are excited to be supporting the New Milton Music Festival 2019, who have added Jazz to their list of classes. Performance date is the 23rd March 2019. Enter as a soloist, duet or trio and as a Jazz Ensemble. Book your place now!
4th April 2019 – Bob Reynolds is an American jazz tenor saxophonist and Grammy Award-winning member of the band Snarky Puppy. Widely known for his work with both Snarky and John Mayer. Don’t miss out.