All free events are on Saturday 22nd August
Jazz Workshop 4pm to 6 pm
Adrian and Ben combine their teaching and playing abilities to lead a really entertaining workshop in Ilkley again, it is open to all musicians of all ages (young children to be accompanied by an adult), and abilities (even beginners will enjoy this one). The theme of the workshop is rhythm and change.
Photo from last years workshop
Song writing workshop 2pm till 4pm
As well as being a master saxophone player and jazz arranger Duncan Lamont is a Grammy nominated song writer, for his work in TV and film music. This event does not require a knowledge of jazz theory as it is relevant to all genres, however some musical knowledge will be beneficial. Duncan is also known for writing ‘The young persons guide to the jazz orchestra’ which has been used widely in Jazz education.
Photo taken this year at Wakefield Jazz
Jazz Jam 10pm into the early hours!
The jam will be hosted by Jazz Singer and Jazz Festival Artistic Director, Beverley Beirne. This is your chance to play, with professional musicians, in public or just come an enjoy the relaxed atmosphere of our jam session at the Grove. Those intending on playing should have charts/lead sheets for piano, bass and drums in the correct key, if you require guidance don’t hesitate to contact us. Again this is open to all levels and ages.
The Jazz workshop, Song writing master class and the Jam session are free events but have limited places so please book in advanced by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org