Pop Big Band 2014

Pop Big Band – 2 Day Workshop (October 27th & 28th 2014 with final gig on the Tuesday evening) *** £80 ***

We are pleased to welcome James Rawlinson and James Stead to host an exciting JazzSmart Workshop in October this year. James Stead (Swing Unlimited Big Band, The Dual) will be bringing along his arrangements of modern pop standards (Pharrell Williams, Daft Punk, Earth Wind & Fire etc.) James Rawlinson (The Regular Joes, Red Fez Orchestra, JRQ) will also be on hand concentrating on the brass section. We will be working over the two days to produce a set to be performed on the Tuesday night in a local gig, open to the public.

This 2 day Pop Big Band workshop is for all ages (minimum Grade 4 standard playing ability). Vocalists, Saxophone, Trumpet, Trombone, Keyboard, Guitar, Bass, and Drums. The course will concentrate on improving your reading, arrangement, improvisation and band leading skills, giving you the ability to go away and form your own band.

Pop Big Band - The Dual - James Stead (Vocals & Guitar)
James Stead with Adam Tuffrey (The Dual)

Monday Registration from 9:00am

Workshops run daily 10:00am-4:30pm Monday & Tuesday.

If you have questions about the workshop including course content in relation to your current playing ability just ask and we’ll be happy to discuss it further with you.

Telephone (07708) 091675 or info@jazzsmart.com to book or for more details.

The course is being held on Monday 27th & Tuesday 28th October 2014 at the Coda School of Music, Christchurch, Dorset, with an final gig on the Tuesday Night (location TBA). The cost for the course is only £80.

If you are planning to come and live out of the area, we can recommend great accommodation nearby. More information about James Rawlinson can be found at www.jamesrawlinson.org

Getting to Coda School of Music