The Changes

Thinking about studying jazz or putting your own band together?

Jazz North Presents: ‘Making the Changes’


Darlington Library, Crown Street, Darlington, DL1 1ND

In partnership with Durham County Youth Big Band, Jazz North presented 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, the participants took part in practical workshops and discussion groups that focus on the next steps for young musicians in jazz:

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.