Picture of trumpet player Laura Jurd with Simon Read Octet at Northern Line showcase at mjf 2014

Laura Jurd with Simon Read Octet at Jazz North’s Northern Line showcase at mjf 2014

Thinking about studying jazz or putting your own band together?

Jazz North Presents: ‘Making the Changes’

Sunday 21st June 12pm – 4pm

Darlington Library, Crown Street, Darlington, DL1 1ND

In partnership with Durham County Youth Big Band, Jazz North presents an afternoon of masterclasses and discussions on studying jazz, learning repertoire and playing in a small group. Led by three professional jazz musicians and recent jazz graduates, participants will take part in practical workshops and discussion groups that focus on the next steps for young musicians in jazz:

  • Practising Jazz & Learning Tunes
Leading a Small Group
  • How to Get Gigs

  • Q+A on Studying Jazz & Being a Professional Musician
  • Resources and support on the audition process, what to expect and what to practise

Who is it for?
The session is aimed at young musicians who have had some experience in jazz through school ensembles, workshops or youth jazz orchestras.

Preparation – download charts
The practical workshops will centre around two tunes which are available for download in concert, Bb and Eb.

example chart
C charts

Bb charts

Eb charts

Participants are advised to look over the tunes beforehand and if possible to memorise the head and chord progression.

Please bring instruments and a packed lunch.

How to book a place
Places are limited so sign-up below.

For further information please email kim@nulljazznorth.org

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