Advanced Improvisors


This pathway is for more experienced students and offers a progression from our regular offer  and similar jazz courses. It is open to all instrumentalists and singers.

Dates: 16 - 23 August 2020

Tutors:  Liane Carroll, Simon Purcell, Julian Siegel, James Maddren

Course Aims:

To deepen and develop your understanding of contemporary approaches to playing jazz and improvisational skills.

Learning Areas:
•    contemporary approaches to jazz improvisation
•    repertoire - non-standard song forms
•    contemporary approaches to melody, harmony and rhythm
•    interactive rhythm section
•    devising effective approaches to practising jazz improvisation

Typical Activities:
•    small and larger group workshops
•    active listening and reflection workshop
•    specialist instrument tutorials
•    directed practice time
•    daily workshop performance
•    evening club
•    final concert to the public
•    student-led rehearsals