Timetable
27-29 July 

  • Materclasses are organised by instrument. 

  • All workshops are open to everyone. 

  • Repertoire classes are grouped by experience level plus there are additional classes for singers and drummers

  • Listening sessions are presentations/lectures which don't involve any playing

  • Jazz Club features tutor performances and a jazz quiz at the end of the night. 

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Tue 09:00 (30min)

Buster Birch

Welcome Meeting

Welcome from Buster Birch

01

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Tue 09:45 (75min)

Nia Lynn

Vocal Masterclass 1

For all singers

02

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Tue 09:45 (75min)

Byron Wallen

Brass Masterclass 1

For all brass players

03

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Tue 09:45 (75min)

Geoff Simkins

Saxophone Masterclass 1

For all saxophone players

04

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Tue 09:45 (75min)

Dominic Ashworth

Guitar Masterclass 1

For all guitarists

05

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Tue 09:45 (75min)

Simon Purcell

Piano Masterclass 1

For all pianists

06

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Tue 09:45 (75min)

Simon Thorpe

Bass Masterclass 1

For all bass players

07

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Tue 09:45 (75min)

Dave Hassell

Drum Masterclass 1

For all drummers

08

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Tue 11:30 (60min)

Geoff Simkins

Listening Session 1

Lester Young: A Real Influencer

09

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Tue 14:00 (75min)

Malcolm E Smith

Workshop 1

Scat Singing for singers and instrumentalists

10

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Tue 14:00 (75min)

Simon Purcell

Workshop 2

The Gestalt of Jazz Practice: Practicing (and performing) with both brains: The ABABC, whole-brain approach

11

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Tue 14:00 (75min)

Liam Noble

Workshop 3

Introducing 4ths and 2nds to create more interesting lines.

12

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Tue 14:00 (75min)

Steve Lodder

Workshop 4

The fourth - 1959 and beyond. How the harmonic language, soloing vocabulary and compositional technique changed with the arrival of so-called modal jazz.

13

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Tue 14:00 (75min)

Julian Nicholas

Workshop 5

One Idea is Enough - How to start a solo and carry on using the same idea.

14

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Tue 16:00 (60min)

Malcolm E Smith

Repertoire Class 1: Just Squeeze Me

For all instruments - For less experienced players

15

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Tue 16:00 (60min)

Steve Lodder

Repertoire Class 2: Very Early (Bill Evans)

For all instruments - For intermediate players

16

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Tue 16:00 (60min)

Liam Noble

Repertoire Class 3: Maiden Voyage

For all instruments - For more experienced players

17

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Tue 16:00 (60min)

Dave Hassell

Repertoire Class 4: Brazilian

For drummers

18

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Tue 16:00 (60min)

Pete Churchill

Repertoire Class 5: Vocalese

For singers

19

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Tue 20:00

Hosted by Buster Birch

Jazz Club

Tutor performances and Jazz Quiz

20

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Wed 09:00 (30min)

Nia Lynn

Warm Ups

Gentle movement, stretching, yoga-type activities

21

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Wed 09:45 (75min)

Nia Lynn

Vocal Masterclass 2

For all singers

22

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Wed 09:45 (75min)

Malcolm E Smith

Brass Masterclass 2

For all brass players

23

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Wed 09:45 (75min)

Julian Nicholas

Saxophone Masterclass 2

For all saxophone players

24

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Wed 09:45 (75min)

Dominic Ashworth

Guitar Masterclass 2

For all guitarists

25

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Wed 09:45 (75min)

Steve Lodder

Piano Masterclass 2

For all pianists

26

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Wed 09:45 (75min)

Simon Thorpe

Bass Masterclass 2

For all bass players

27

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Wed 09:45 (75min)

Dave Hassell

Drum Masterclass 2

For all drummers

28

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Wed 11:30 (60min)

Malcolm E Smith

Listening Session 2

Duke Ellington: The Ellington Effect

29

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Wed 14:00 (75min)

Buster Birch

Workshop 6

Chord tone soloing on rhythm changes

30

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Wed 14:00 (75min)

Geoff Simkins

Workshop 7

How to practice with and without your instrument

31

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Wed 14:00 (75min)

Byron Wallen

Workshop 8

Internalising and learning repertoire. Knowing versus Remembering

32

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Wed 14:00 (75min)

Dave Hassell

Workshop 9

Hand Percussion (for everyone)

33

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Wed 14:00 (75min)

Malcolm E Smith

Workshop 10

From Scales to Jazz: How to generate melodic and harmonic ideas from scales

34

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Wed 16:00 (60min)

Julian Nicholas

Repertoire Class 6: Blue Bossa

For all instruments - For less experienced players

35

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Wed 16:00 (60min)

Geoff Simkins

Repertoire Class 7: Solar

For all instruments - For intermediate players

36

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Wed 16:00 (60min)

Byron Wallen

Repertoire Class 8: Woody N You

For all instruments - For more experienced players

37

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Wed 16:00 (60min)

Dave Hassell

Repertoire Class 9: Cuban

For drummers

38

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Wed 16:00 (60min)

Malcolm E Smith

Repertoire Class 10: Blue Moon

For singers

39

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Wed 20:00

hosted by Buster Birch

Jazz Club

Tutor performances and Jazz Quiz

40

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Thu 09:00 (30min)

Nia Lynn

Warm Ups

Gentle movement, stretching, yoga-type activities

41

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Thu 09:45 (75min)

Nia Lynn

Vocal Masterclass 3

For all singers

42

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Thu 09:45 (75min)

Nick Smart

Brass Masterclass 3

For all brass players

43

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Thu 09:45 (75min)

Steve Buckley

Saxophone Masterclass 3

For all saxophone players

44

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Thu 09:45 (75min)

Dominic Ashworth

Guitar Masterclass 3

For all guitarists

45

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Thu 09:45 (75min)

Liam Noble

Piano Masterclass 3

For all pianists

46

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Thu 09:45 (75min)

Simon Thorpe

Bass Masterclass 3

For all bass players

47

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Thu 09:45 (75min)

Dave Hassell

Drum Masterclass 3

For all drummers

48

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Thu 11:30 (60min)

Nick Smart

Listening Session 3

Kenny Wheeler - The evolution of an artist.

49

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Thu 14:00 (75min)

Simon Thorpe

Workshop 11

Pat Matheny: Sound and harmonic language

50

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Thu 14:00 (75min)

Dominic Ashworth

Workshop 12

Back Cycling to generate harmonic interest when improvising over static harmony.

51

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Thu 14:00 (75min)

Steve Buckley

Workshop 13

A personal approach to composition

52

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Thu 14:00 (75min)

Simon Purcell

Workshop 14

Going Out and Getting Back In - navigating the traps, slips and slides of outside playing.

53

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Thu 14:00 (75min)

Imogen Ryall

Workshop 15

Stagecraft and preparing for performance (from the perspective of singers but instrumentalists welcome)

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Thu 16:00 (60min)

Simon Purcell

Repertoire Class 11: So What/Impressions

For all instruments - For less experienced players

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Thu 16:00 (60min)

Steve Buckley

Repertoire Class 12: How High The Moon

For all instruments - For intermediate players

56

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Thu 16:00 (60min)

Buster Birch

Repertoire Class 13: Bernie's Tune

For all instruments - For more experienced players

57

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Thu 16:00 (60min)

Dave Hassell

Repertoire Class 14: African

For drummers

58

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Thu 16:00 (60min)

Imogen Ryall

Repertoire Class 15: Tuned In To You

For singers

59

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Thu 20:00

hosted by Buster Birch

Jazz Club

Tutor performances and Jazz Quiz

60