Four days of tuition, workshops and performance with some of the UK's leading jazz tutors

April 8th - April 12th, 2018

Open to all instruments the four and a half day course includes: Instrument tuition, band workshops, tutors Q and A sessions, vocal and percussion warmups and a welcome pack including all of your music (available to download in advance). We also have a range of lectures which have previously covered: building confidence, advanced harmony, extended chords and directing a band, along with tuition form some of the finest tutors in the country.

Previous tutors Include:

Vocals: Lilly Dior, Georgina Jackson.

Trumpet: Mark Armstrong, Steve Waterman.

Sax: Derek Nash, Vasilis Xenopoulos, Zak Barret.

Guitar: Nigel Price, Tony Sandeman.

Piano: Jason Rebello, Dan Banks.

Bass: Phil Scragg, Dave Chamberlain, Jonti Fisher.

Drum Kit:  Marc Cecil, Winston Clifford.

Essex Easter Jazz is the perfect opportunity to develop your Jazz playing.

Open to all instruments the four and a half day course includes: Instrument tuition, band workshops, tutors Q and A sessions, vocal and percussion warmups and a welcome pack including all of your music (available to download in advance).

We also have a range of lectures which have previously covered: building confidence, advanced harmony, extended chords and directing a band, along with tuition form some of the finest tutors in the country.

 

Instrument Alto Saxophones Tenor Saxophones Trumpet Guitar Bass
Available Places 0 1 1 5 3
Instrument Drums Percussion Vocals Piano
Available Places 0 3 5 4

The course is hosted in the music department of Brentwood School (just off the M25, J28) and open to all those 16 and above, of at least a grade five standard. Under 16's can join by arrangement (please contacting one of the course directors).

 The course is charged at £275 per place, for the four and a half days , making it one of the most competitively priced jazz courses in the country (less than £7 per hour).  Places will be strictly limited to seven per tutor, to ensure instruments are not duplicated in the band sessions and that instrumental tuition is not over subscribed.

Following last year we expect a large take up so you are advised to book early and sign up to the blog for ongoing news approaching the course.

Course Directors:

  • Marc Cecil (marc@essexeasterjazz.com)
  • Tony Sandeman (tony@essexeasterjazz.com)

Course Bursar:

  • Marc Cecil

Previous attendees say…

“I really enjoyed the lecture with the tutors as it was nice to see it all come together and to see them play. The instrumental tuition was a great chance to discuss/play and question”

Alison Hendry (Piano)

“The most enjoyable part for me was learning about structure and arrangements as well as the instrumental session”

Neil Sullivan (Percussion)

“The band workshops helped to build my confidence”

David (Sax)

“I loved being able to play all day and learn more theory quickly”

Andy Russell, (Sax)