Play Jazz Weekend 2019

TUTORS: Iain Ballamy – sax, Jim Bennett – trumpet, Jim Blomfield – piano, Riaan Vosloo – double bass

Saturday 25th – Sunday 26th May 2019 (bank holiday weekend)

Prices – £134 (£98 full time students), Bass players and drummers £79

Early bird £124

Improvise, groove and perform!

Structured workshops in small groups led by experienced pro jazz musicians
and teachers

Players of all experience and age welcome. Tuition to stretch all abilities

For further information and enrolment go to or contact Wiltshire Music Centre on
Tel:01225 860100

Rapport Falmouth Jazz Workshop (Summer School)

Rapport Falmouth Jazz Workshop, Falmouth University Amata, Penryn Campus, Cornwall

Monday 6th August – Friday 10th August

Rapport Falmouth Jazz Workshop is a five day course for instrumentalists and vocalists seeking to develop their jazz playing skill and experience with a first-class team of tutors. The course is open to people from a wide range of backgrounds and experience – from beginner to advanced – and offers the opportunity to learn and explore new and varied techniques as well as discovering new repertoire.

The five day course offers a comprehensive range of learning and playing opportunities, from instrumental tuition through to small and large ensemble group sessions covering: rhythm, harmony, improvisation, comping, soloing, rehearsal, performance, and the vital ingredients of confidence and fun!

The course is equipped to host members with wide range of interests, backgrounds, and needs including; residential or course only; easy access; mixed age from 14 years old, with full time pastoral care provision for under 18’s; fantastically well-equipped purpose built practice, rehearsal and performance music studios; special evening sessions at a nearby local venue; all set with a spacious green campus, and just round the corner from the beautiful south-west Cornwall coast.

Great price: £399 course only. £199 under 18 students. Bursary places available.

For more info contact or go to website:


Mehr Clef

Based at Chichester University, United Kingdom, Mehr Clef is a Nor For Profit Jazz Organization, offering Summer Schools, Professional Development Courses, Masterclasses, Workshops, Tuition and Live Jazz Events to showcase students.

Everyone involved in the organization is an experienced musician/performer and teacher and has, first and foremost, students’ and musicians’ interests at heart.

Courses and workshops are tailored to cater for all ages and ability levels, from beginners to professionals, and offer excellent performance and networking opportunities.

Our tutors are among the very best in the UK and most of them are professors for Jazz at Britain’s finest and most desirable Music Colleges and Conservatoires:

Malcolm Edmonstone – Head of Jazz, Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London
Martin France – Jazz Professor at Royal Academy of Music, London
Lee Gibson – Senior Jazz Professor at Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London
Mark Hodgson – Jazz Professor at Birmingham Conservatoire, Birmingham
Stan Sulzmann – Jazz Professor at Royal Academy of Music, London
Steve Waterman – Jazz Professor at Trinity Laban Conservatoire, London

Stichting Vocal and Pop Jazz – Netherlands

To all who love to sing: why not join the Vocal Pop & Jazz Days 2018

The VPJD are a week of singing vocal pop and jazz, held every other year in Kontakt der Kontinenten in Soesterberg, the Netherlands.
Edition 2018 will start on Sunday morning August 12th, 2018 with arrival at 9.30 and ends Saturday August 18th after breakfast.

We offer three great conductors: our ‘Dutch heroes’ Tijs Krammer (NL) and Merel Martens (NL), and our guest conductor Kerry Marsh (USA), who will give his very first European workshop with us!

Participants sing both in the big choir and in one of the three subchoirs of about 30 singers. Every choir works with all three conductors.
Extra ambitious singers can audition for our selection choir, in which 12 singers study extra songs and spend extra time with our guest conductor. This does mean they do not have time to also sing in the big choir.

In addition to rehearsals, we have workshops and labs at different levels, where we go deeper into several aspects of singing and conducting.

The official part of the week ends with a public presentation on Friday afternoon, followed by a private celebration in the evening. The program ends after breakfast on Saturday August 18th.

We hope to once again host 90 participants coming from over ten countries. Usually, between half and two-thirds of all participants have participated before. So there are always old friends to meet and new friends to make!
Come and join us?

More information and enrolment: see

Summer Jazz Workshop (instrumental or vocal) in the South of France near Nice : Coaraze

Summer Jazz Workshop (instrumental or vocal) in the South of France near Nice : Coaraze

Coartjazz summer jazz workshop runs every August for 5 days in a wonderful perched village in the South of France near Nice (Int. Airport) with great tutors/artists

Masterclasses and improvisation class in the morning, small ensembles ateliers in the afternoons, followed by jam sessions and a tutor concert the last night

You are an average or advanced musician you can register online on our site or email me for further inquiry :

To register :

Jazz Certificates and Diplomas – St Andrews University, Scotland (Part-time, weekends)

Jazz certificates and diplomas

In 1994 the University of St Andrews established the Scottish Certificate in Jazz and followed this in 1995 with the Advanced Diploma. In response to numerous enquiries from former students, the Graduate Diploma in Jazz was launched in 2009. The certificate and diplomas are aimed at professional, semi-professional and aspiring musicians. The courses run throughout the academic year and consist of study days, contact days and a final study weekend in St Andrews, combined with distance learning.

The courses are held in the Music Centre based at Younger Hall, North St, St Andrews. This large building houses a concert hall seating up to 1,000 people and is the main concert venue in St Andrews. It hosts performances by professional and amateur musicians, including regular visits by the University’s Orchestra in Residence the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, a series of chamber music concerts by internationally renowned artists, weekly Wednesday lunchtime concerts, jazz nights and much more.

The University of St Andrews offers three part-time courses in jazz:

Scottish Certificate in Jazz

The aim of the Scottish Certificate in Jazz is to provide a grounding in jazz performance skills for jazz musicians who wish to expand their academic understanding, and also for musicians with no jazz experience who are eager to develop their work in this style, either for performance or teaching.

Advanced Diploma in Jazz

The aim of the Advanced Diploma in Jazz is to increase the knowledge and extend the skills of jazz musicians.

Graduate Diploma in Jazz

The aim is to provide a professional training in jazz performance skills with supporting theoretical studies.

Fees and funding

Go to website for up to date fees.

Course fees are non-refundable. If after the first study day you decide that you do not wish to continue with the course, you must notify the course coordinator in writing within seven days.

The St Andrews jazz courses are approved for funding by the Student Awards Agency for Scotland (SAAS). The SAAS part-time fee grant is available for students who are ordinarily resident in Scotland and have an individual income of £25,000 or less. For more information please see the SAAS part-time fee grant page.

Vocal workshops NYC

Marianne Solivan is a jazz vocalist and educator and director of the MS Jazz Vocal workshop in NYC. She teaches 8 week workshops that delve deeply into the art of singing jazz and working with a band. Every week singers get to work with some of NYC’s finest jazz musicians and hone their skills and musical terminology so that they can effectively arrange and direct their material. We also work on swing well and singing in other jazz grooves, counting off, giving cues, creating arrangements, phrasing, having good time and learning more about how to improvise.
This summer we had out first Summer Concert Series featuring singers from the workshop. In addition, every 8 week class ends with a performance at ta NYC Jazz club. Past clubs include Zeb’s, Smalls, Don’t Tell Mama’s and Mezzrow.

Two new 8 week workshops beginning in September.
This Fall there will be two workshops on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings at Michiko Studios. These are great classes where you get to work with a trio every week and work on arrangements, phrasing, band leadership and directing your vision for your song all while working with some of the best musicians in town. Stage 1, on Tuesday Nights is for students that are looking to work on terminology, cues, grooves and phrasing.
Stage 2, Wednesday nights will be for students that feel comfortable with musical terminology and cues and are ready to work on expanding their vision of their songs. We will work on broader arrangements, duo work, medleys and much more. For this class the instrumentation will vary and include guitarists.

You can find more info at
or on my site at on the Workshops page