Feeling the Blues – Play Jazz! workshop
Saturday 5 November 2016, 2-6pm at Sage Gateshead
On the first Saturday of each month (except January and August) we run four-hour workshops in association with Sage Gateshead. Each one is different. The theme this time is Feeling the Blues, facilitated by Steve Glendinning, one of our most popular tutors (and an exceptional guitarist). From ragtime to bebop, the blues has always been a fundamental ingredient in the jazz repertoire. This workshop will explore the many styles of blues, fast and slow, 4/4, 3/4, 12/8, bright and dark.
These workshops appeal to a wide range of musicians including those who
- play other styles of music but are new to jazz
- play written music but want to learn to improvise
- have not played for a while and want to refresh their skills
- want to meet and play with other jazz musicians.
You will work in a small group led by an experienced jazz musician. You’ll learn a bit of theory but mostly it will be practical – lots of listening and playing. You’ll have the opportunity to improvise and interact with other musicians in an informal supportive situation.
Suitable for all instruments and improvising vocalists. Minimum age 16.
Each four-hour workshop costs £20 (or £18 for Jazz.Coop members). Ticket sales are handled by the Sage and there’s a £1.50 booking fee for online and telephone sales (but not if you pay cash at the ticket office).
You can book online here
or by phoning the Sage ticket office 0191 443 4661
or by visiting the Sage in person
If you’ve got any questions please email firstname.lastname@example.org