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 the booking fee is £10 for participants.

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)

Wednesday January 9th TIM WHITEHEADF

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Tim Whitehead is renowned throughout the UK, Europe and the USA as a remarkably fluent and muscular performer and composer. In the 70s he toured with Ian Carr\’s Nucleus and Graham Collier Music, winning the Young Jazz Musician of the Year Award. In the 80s he was a member of the groundbreaking Loose Tubes. In the 90s he made several acclaimed albums, winning The Andrew Milne and BBC Album of the Year awards. In 2009 he was the first ever musician to be made Artist in Residence at Tate Britain, recording the brilliant J. M. W. Turner album “Colour Beginnings”.

Tim has 30 years experience in performance, recording, composing and teaching in jazz, and has entries in several publications including The Who’s Who Of Music, The Rough Guide To Jazz and the Penguin Guide to Jazz.

He has taught privately and in Music Colleges and University Music Faculties in UK and abroad ,and students he has privately tutored have gained entry to The Royal Academy of Music and Guildhall in London, Birmingham Conservatoire, Leeds College of Music, Liverpool Institute of The Performing Arts, Berklee College of Music and The New University New York in USA.  He has developed his own approach to individual tuition, workshops and masterclasses, and for the last 3 years has been developing an approach to improvisation under the title “What’s Your Story?” ,also for future publication.

 “Those of us who have caught him live … have been left in blinking disbelief.  It’s not just his mastery of the tenor saxophone, phenominal though it is, but the absolute conviction of his playing that is so impressive.”     Dave Gelly (The Observer/ BBC )



Wednesday January 9th 5.30pm to 7pm

The workshop is open to all instrumentalists and observers also very welcome.

Booking fee £15 (students £8)

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

Tickets for the workshop and gig combined are £25 (£15 students)

This workshop is fully booked – please email: to be notified of future workshops either as a participant or observer.