"Must be the benchmark for all Jazz courses - sixteen years experience shows!""
The course is an excellent hands on introduction to Cuban music. The teaching team of Sierra McGuinness and Sierra Maestra is excellent. It was wonderful to be able to go out in the evenings and hear top class bands playing what we were aspiring to, and to enjoy the convivial company of course participants and organisers.
Alan is one of Britain’s most renowned and well-loved saxophonists. He has played in bands with a wide range of jazz styles including The Pasadena Roof Orchestra, Humphrey Littleton, The Charlie Watts Tentet and the Pizza Express Modern Jazz Sextet. He has toured the USA and Europe with the Bryan Ferry Band and appeared on sessions with Selina Jones, Bjork and Van Morrison. He co-leads his own bands with Dave Newton and Bruce Adams.
Alan is a fellow of Leeds College of Music where he was Artist in Residence in 2004. He is an experienced teacher, having taught on the Leeds & Middlesex Jazz Courses and on different summer schools.
Find out more about Alan Barnes at http://www.alan-barnes.co.uk