We now offer TWO Thursday Jazz Foundations sessions.
Int / Adv 8.00-9.30pm
Under the direction of saxophone legend Munch Manship Band on the Wall’s long running and popular jazz group continues it’s exploration of the jazz repertoire for another ten sessions plus a full evening performance on Sunday 5th July 2015 at Band on the Wall.
Jazz Foundations offers a chance to blow through and rehearse new arrangements of great compositions in a mixture of jazz styles from Miles Davis and Ornette Coleman to Tom Harrell, Stan Kenton and Benny Carter. Our specially devised and arranged charts are adapted to suit any instrumentation and offer solo opportunities for all the group. Sessions take place in a friendly and supportive atmosphere in the Education Room above the Main Venue at Band on the Wall. New members welcome, all ages*, especially low brass players. Some reading skills are necessary for horn players and keyboards and would be useful (but not essential) for bass, guitar and drums.
Please note that we provide a drum kit, a keyboard and a vocal mic with small PA. Rhythm section players (bass, drums, keys) may be required to play alternate numbers if the group has more than one of each subscribed.
Beginners are players who have little or no experience of playing jazz styles or improvisation and want to build confidence and learn basic chart reading and ensemble skills.
Int / Adv players are those who have been playing jazz for more than two years, are confident readers and have reached a moderate standard of playing.
If you are unsure which class you should be in, sign up for one and we can switch where necessary.
This is a 9 week course of rehearsals plus a performance.
If you have any queries please email firstname.lastname@example.org
* Under 16s welcome if accompanied by a responsible adult.
Jazz Foundations at Band on the Wall led by saxophone legend Munch Manship. For intermediate to advanced horn and rhythm section players. Play specially arranged classic Jazz repertoire and work on solo ‘chops’ in a ten week programme of weekly sessions in the run up to this performance!