SAXOPHONE WORKSHOP AND MASTERCLASS WITH DEREK NASH AND DAVE NEWTON
Friday 27th April 2018: 3.30pm – 5.30pm
Session cost is £25.00.
An amazing opportunity to take part in this 2 hour Jazz Workshop and Masterclass for saxophonists of all levels with the brilliant Derek Nash, accompanied by Dave Newton on piano.
Derek is a leading UK saxophonist, leader of the award-winning SAX APPEAL, co-leader of funk/groove band PROTECT THE BEAT and featured member of the JOOLS HOLLAND RHYTHM & BLUES ORCHESTRA).
Dave is winner of 13 British Jazz awards for best pianist.
Basic music will be provided although this will just be the building block upon which you will start to explore the wonderful world of jazz improvisation.
Derek and Dave will demonstrate all the concepts that Derek will talk about. Melodic lines, understanding chords, rhythm and space will all be discussed.
They will explain the structure of the composition to be soloed over and the rules and etiquette of jazz playing.
You are invited to bring your saxophone but there will be no pressure to play.
To be receptive, it is important that you are relaxed and comfortable.
At some stage, you might be invited to participate but the choice will always be ours.
Come with an open mind and a sense of adventure!
Payment secures your place.