The JazzSmart Big Band will be hosting a concert at The Forest Arts Centre on Monday 16th December 2019 beginning at 8.15pm. The group rehearses on Mondays through term time and this will be the culmination of this years work.
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 – In association with The Manchester College Jazz Department, JazzSmart hosts a two day saxophone workshop, that is aimed equally at classical and jazz saxophonists, led by Andy Scott.
22nd / 23rd August 2020 – Derek Nash will be running a two day pop / jazz saxophone and rhythm and blues workshop, with sessions on improvisation and chart reading. 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.
17th / 18th October 2020 – NEW for 2020, a saxophone workshop with Rob Buckland, head of saxophone at the prestigious Royal Northern College of Music (RNCM). We welcome Rob Buckland to JazzSmart in 2020, for what promises to be a fantastic weekend of learning all about the saxophone. Take your saxophone playing to the next level!