Jazz Foundations Course Summer 2012

  • 10.05.12 - 03.05.12
  • 7.00pm
  • Band on the Wall, Manchester
  • Full: £110<...

Week 4 of a 10 week course

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 stage in the legendary venue on Sunday July 1st.

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, Benny Carter and a bit of Chuck Mangione thrown in. Munch’s 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 Rooms above the Main Venue. New members welcome, all ages*, especially low brass, drums and and a bass player! Some reading skills are necessary for horn players and keyboards and would be useful (but not essential) for bass, guitar and drums.

A ten week course of rehearsals with a gig at Band on the Wall on Sunday 1st July to finish.

Venue: Education Room 1

Days: Thursdays

Times: 7-9pm

Dates: April 19th, 26th. May 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th, 31st. June 7th, 14th, 21st.

Performance: Sunday 1st July at 7.30pm

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