Play Jazz! with Stan Sulzmann & Nikki Iles

Saturday 1 April 2017, 2-6pm at Sage Gateshead

sulzmann-ilesWe are delighted that saxophonist Stan Sulzmann and pianist Nikki Iles, who are appearing at Gateshead International Jazz Festival, have agreed to be guest tutors at this Play Jazz! Workshop, working with Jazz.Coop tutor and guitarist Bradley Johnston. Participants will have the opportunity to see Stan and Nikki giving a short concourse performance on the BBC Radio 3 Jazz Lineup Stage at 2pm; the workshop itself will start at 2.30pm.

For those who like to do a bit of preparation, this workshop will include Summer Night (Harold Arlen) and Mark Time (Kenny Wheeler).

The Play Jazz! workshops are intended to 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’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. You don’t have to read music but you should have a basic understanding of scales and chords. Minimum age 16.

The 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