Applicants for this course
should have a good working knowledge of their instrument/voice
and any ensemble experience is also useful. The course
is not suitable for pre-Grade 3 level musicians.
The Cambridge jazz course has been running twice a year
since 1995 and is the most established course of its kind
in the area. Based at St Faith's School, the venue offers
modern facilities and easy access to the city centre what
with its central location. Cambridge has some fantastic
historic buildings to discover not least within the world-famous
university. The city also boasts a large number of parkland
areas, some great places to eat and drink and year-round
artistic events. The course is aimed at both beginner
improvisers and those who have some Jazz experience already.
All chromatic instruments are welcome! Participants will
gain experience in improvisation, learning music by ear,
ensemble playing, on-the-spot arranging, Jazz harmony,
performance skills and much more. Guest tutors will be
invited as required. Groups of approx 10-15 musicians.
The course runs from 10-4 on each day ending with a performance.
Cambridge accommodation - please call the tourist office on (01223) 322640.
"I thought the course was brilliant and want to do it again."
- Oliver Fleck - Clarinet