9th / 10th October 2021 – NEW for 2021, a saxophone workshop with Naomi Sullivan, head of saxophone at the excellent Royal Birmingham Conservatoire. We welcome Naomi Sullivan to JazzSmart in 2021, for what promises to be a fantastic weekend of learning all about the saxophone.
21st / 22nd August 2021 – Two day pop / jazz saxophone & rhythm and blues workshop. This is a fantastic opportunity for saxophone players to work with one of the UK’s top saxophonists, and leader of the award-winning Sax Appeal and featured member of the Jools Holland Rhythm and Blues Orchestra. Collaborations include Eric Clapton & Amy Winehouse.
29th August 2021 – This Introduction to Jazz and Improvisation Day will be ideal for those with little or no experience playing jazz or improvising. Carefully chosen music and music theory combined with playing will increase your confidence. Relaxed, supportive environment.
We had a great time at the Forest Arts Centre, New Milton on Monday December 16th when we played for our end of year concert. The band really rose to the occasion and performed brilliantly!
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20th / 21st November 2021 – Pentatonic Improvisation Workshop with Dan Mar-Molinero. Ever listened to any improvised music? In any genre? Chances are that the good old pentatonic scale will be at the heart of it. From funk to rock, jazz to dance music, find out what makes these 5 note combos so irresistible.
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.
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.
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.