Workshops

If you’re a musician, or a student, or just interested in how jazz works, you’re very welcome to come to our Wednesday workshops before our main gig at the Pavilion.

Tutored by the UK’s top jazz musicians, the workshops are open to both students and more experienced players (reasonable technical competence on your instrument is required), as well as spectators, and are an ideal opportunity to learn and  develop jazz improvisational skills from some of the most experienced and highly regarded players in the country.

The sessions start at 5.30pm. until 7pm, at the Guildford and Godalming Rugby Club and costs just £12 (£8 for students).

Previous tutors have included:

GARETH LOCKRANE (Director, Junior Jazz Course, Royal Academy)
MALCOLM EDMONSTONE (Royal Academy, Guildhall, Trinity)
MARK LOCKHEART (Trinity, Royal Academy, National Youth Jazz Collective)
STEVE WATERMAN (Trinity, Royal Northern and Royal Welsh)
MORNINGTON LOCKETT ( Royal College, Trinity, Leeds, Royal Northern)
DAVE O’HIGGINS (LCCM, Goldsmiths. Birmingham)
plus MARTIN SHAW , ALAN BARNES, IAIN BALLAMY, SIMON ALLEN…..

Next workshop: to be confirmed!

WORKSHOP DETAILS

Workshops are held on Wednesdays from 5.30pm to 7pm

The workshop is open to both horn and rhythm section players. Some experience of improvisation is recommended and participants up to an advanced level are also welcome. Observers are most welcome also.

Booking fee £12 (students £8). To book a place please email info@guildfordjazz.org.uk

The masterclass will be followed by the tutor’s gig at the Pavilion, starting at 8pm, to which workshop participants are warmly invited (click here for more details about the gigs)

Tickets for the workshop and gig combined are £22 (£15 students), and there’s a supper available after the workshop for £8.