Jazz Foundations Course Autumn 2011

  • Thursday | 10.11.11
  • 7.00pm
  • Band on the Wall, Manchester
  • Full: £110<...

Week 6 of a 9 week course

A new name and a new slant on this long running Jazz course from Band on the Wall. Play classic standards and explore less well known modern Jazz repertoire with this well established and committed group. All under the direction of local saxophone legend Munch Manship.

The Jazz Foundations course (previously the Jazz Improvisation Group) complements the all new Wednesday JAZZ IMPROVISATION course at the Band on the Wall. Jazz Foundations offers a chance to blow through and rehearse new arrangements of great compositions by a diverse mixture of jazz icons from Charles Mingus and Ornette Coleman to Tom Harrell and Duke Ellington. Munch’s specially devised charts offer solo opportunities for the group. Sessions take place in a friendly and supportive atmosphere in the Education Rooms above the Main Venue. New members welcome, all ages*, especially low brass and and a bass player! Some reading skills are necessary for horn players and keyboards.  

A nine week course of rehearsals with a gig on the main stage at Band on the Wall to finish.

Venue: Education Room 1

Days: Thursdays

Times: 7-9pm

Dates: October 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th November 3rd, 10th 17th, 24th December 1st

Performance: Sunday 4th December at 7.30pm

* Under 16s welcome if accompanied by a responsible adult.