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Summer Jazz Workshop (instrumental or vocal) in the South of France : Coartjazz

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 well known tutors.

Dates: Check website for dates

Classes given by:
Piano : Pierre De Bethmann
Jazz vocal : Tina MAY (Great British vocalist)
Sax & Clarinet : Alex TERRIER
DoubleBass: Felipe CABRERA (Cuba)
Guitar : Federico CASAGRANDE (Italy)
Drums : Louis MOUTIN
Rhythm : Matthieu CHAZARENC

Masterclasses and rhythm classes in the morning, theory classes or individual lessons 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 sitehttp://www.coartjazz.fr or email me for further inquiry : jean-marie@coartjazz.fr

This workshops runs late August with a team of 5 well known artists. This summer school is for 9-10 students max,  intermediate or advanced musicians. Jam sessions every nights + concerts / Check our website http://www.coartjazz.fr – Mail :jean-marie@coartjazz.fr

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New York Jazz Masters in Poland/ Trzebnica – International Workshops is a unique educational program taking place in Poland aimed at students of jazz music from all across the world. It features the most notable jazz musicians and professors from some of the best music schools in the United States, including The Manhattan School of Music, Columbia College, and The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music.
Dave Douglas – trumpet http://www.davedouglas.com
Greg Osby – sax http://www.gregosby.com
Mark Soskin – Piano http://www.marksoskin.com
Rory Stuart – guitar http://www.rorystuart.com
Matt Penman – bass http://mattpenman.com/Site/Welcome.html
Greg Hutchinson – drummshttp://www.drummerworld.com/drummers/Greg_Hutchinson.html

All faculty members are prominent jazz musicians whose longlasting careers include international tours and numerous acclaimed recordings. Students will be able to get first-hand knowledge and feedback from these masters without having to travel across the ocean. The workshops take place in Trzebnica (near Wrocław in Lower Silesia, Poland). Transportation from Wrocław International Airport will be provided by the organizers. We hope to see you in August!



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A participant focused music course, centred primarily on jazz skills, that is open to musicians of all levels, abilities and ages.

Course runs for a week in July at

Kilgraston School, Bridge of Earn, Perthshire

Check website for exact dates.


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Grand Union Summer School

Oundle School, PeterboroughJoin the UK’s pioneering world music and jazz ensemble for a 3 day residency, open to young musicians aged 12 – 21.

Musicians will have the opportunity to:
• Work alongside leading professional musicians
• Learn about world music, first hand, from experts
• Discover new instruments and develop improvisation skills
• Meet and create with like-minded young musicians
• Take part in the final concert featuring music created in the workshops

Under the general direction of Tony Haynes, Grand Union’s founder composer/director, the course will be led by musicians who have worked together as Grand Union’s core team for many years, including:

Shanti Jayasinha (Sri Lanka/Scotland) – trumpet, cello
Claude Deppa (South Africa) – trumpet, African drums
Louise Elliott (Australia) – tenor saxophone, flute
Yousuf Ali Khan (Bangladesh) – tabla, dholak
Carlos Fuentes (Chile) – Latin-American percussion
Lilia Iontcheva (Bulgaria) – tuned percussion, congas
Ruijun Hu (China) – dizi, xiao (Chinese flutes)

TO APPLY: visit http://www.grandunionyouth.org.uk; email summerschool@grandunion.org.uk or call 0208 981 1551.

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Every year in July
Tutors: Paul Eshelby and Nick Care

A wonderful opportunity to enjoy and share your love for the sound of the Big Band in the company of the like-minded. We’ll cover a wide range of repertoire under the expert guidance of Paul Eshelby, trumpeter with the BBC Big Band, who has played with everyone from Ella Fitzgerald to Phil Collins via Shirley Bassey. There will be sectionals, and visiting tutors will also give some solo coaching. We’re looking for saxophone, trumpet, trombone, piano, guitar, bass and drum players of intermediate standard upwards, and we’ll be working alongside the Big Band Singing Summer School. We begin at 7 pm on the first day and finish after breakfast on the final day. And naturally, automatic right of entry to the annual A Night of Jazz concert on Thursday 24 July is included.

Every summer in July
Tutors: Anton Browne and Jenny Howe

If you’ve ever yearned to sing with the sound of a Big Band behind you, then here’s your chance. Working under the guidance of Anton Browne and Jenny Howe, two of the finest Big Band singers around, you’ll explore and develop vocal techniques relevant to the genre, study the art of stagecraft and presentation, discover how to make a well-known song your own, and learn about microphone technique and singing in harmony. We’d like you to prepare two standard songs from the repertoire and to bring along chord charts. We’ll provide songs and duets too. A portable CD player and some kind of recording machine will also prove useful. We begin at 7 pm on the first day and finish after breakfast on the final day. And of course you get free entry to the A Night of Jazz concert on Thursday 24 July, an occasion which always buzzes.

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The brand new LAKE DISTRICT JAZZ SUMMER SCHOOL at ST BEES, set by the sea in one of the most beautiful parts of England has Jazz Professors from The Guildhall, Trinity Laban, Leeds College of Music & Lisbon University.

The 7-day course costs just £450 (including lunches, workshops & nightly guided jam sessions+concerts from the pros) and accommodation starts at £50 for campers (single ensuite rooms available on site too) at the historic 400-year-old school of St Bees.

FOR DETAILS GOTO: http://www.LakeDistrictJazz.co.uk
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lakedistrictjazz?fref=ts

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The Jazz Summer School includes:

Singers’ Weekend
A unique large group workshop for singers from all backgrounds, working on jazz, gospel, African and world music. Led over two days by Scott Stroman, Lee Gibson, Gitika Partington, Lucky Moyo and guests, it culminates in a concert with a great band on the Sunday night. No music reading necessary—all learned and performed by ear!

One Week Jazz & Rock Course
The long-running course for instrumentalists and singers begins on the Sunday evening and finishes with a huge concert on the Friday evening. All ages and abilities, and all instruments and vocalists, are welcome. The course includes jazz & rock bands and combos, big bands, vocal groups, classes in harmony, rhythm, and improvisation, instrumental and vocal classes, rock and Latin workshops, computer music. In the evenings there are tutor concerts and “the Club” – it’s a busy and vibrant week. Classes and rehearsals run from 10am until 5:30pm daily, followed by Tutors’ concerts from 7-8pm and the Club from 8:15-10pm.

“Thoroughly enjoyable… it enabled me to learn many new skills and techniques.” Singers’ Weekend participant 2012

“I learnt a lot of valuable lessons from the week and was inspired by some incredible people.” One Week Jazz & Rock Course participant 2012

The Guildhall Jazz and Rock Summer School has something for everyone, at every age and level of experience, in a wide range of styles embracing jazz, rock, latin, funk, gospel, blues, studio music and more. It’s a fun, happy, encouraging and vibrant place to try something new or expand your skills. Auditions are not required.

For more information, visit http://www.gsmd.ac.uk/musicsummerschools or email jazz@gsmd.ac.uk

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