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  Derby Jazz

  26th July 2018 10:00am

  Two day standard £80.00

  Box Office Closed


JULY 25th 26th(10am - 4pm both days) Matt Ratcliffe leads this two day summer school offering an extended version of our regular monthly sessions playing and learning to improvise on some carefully selected jazz classics. PLAYJAZZ is both for people who have some experience of playing jazz and those who have experience of playing music but not necessarily jazz. Most PLAYJAZZERS have previously played in village bands, orchestras, rock or swing bands where they've had no opportunity to improvise. PLAYJAZZ offers that opportunity in a structured supportive environment. Over the two days you'll gain experience of playing jazz and improvising  in various ways from the melodic swing of Duke Ellington to the extended harmonies of Charlie Parker and Thelonious Monk and the modal approaches of John Coltrane and Miles Davis.

Both days run 10am - 4pm and are based in the University of Derby's music rehearsal rooms on their Markeaton Street - Pybus Street site.

For more details you can email Matt at [email protected] or call him at 07872112843.

Once you've bought a place we'll send you an application form and Matt will send you some charts and video/audio clips the tunes you'll be playing.



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