Play Jazz! workshop: Yardbird Suite

Saturday 1 December 2018, 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, and is usually facilitated by a different tutor.

This time the tutor is saxophonist (and multi-instrumentalist) Stu Finden who is one our most popular and engaging workshop facilitators. The workshop will focus on playing and developing solo ideas using the tune Yardbird Suite, the bebop standard composed by saxophonist Charlie Parker in 1946. The “graceful, hip melody, became something of an anthem for beboppers” wrote Jack Chambers in Milestones.

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.

Suitable for all instrumentalists and improvising vocalists. Minimum age 16.

Each four-hour workshop costs £25 (or £22.50 for Jazz.Coop members). Ticket sales are handled by the Sage. 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