Chichester Jazz Academy


In association with the University of Chichester and their excellent Jazz Bmus and Jazz BA programmes, we are providing jazz and improvisation day workshops every month during semester time. If you are new to improvising or want to expand your knowledge further please contact us. Bookings can be made via our booking page.

These workshops will focus on the fundamentals of jazz and improvisation using famous jazz standards as a vehicle for learning. We will explore various techniques to help you get the most out of your instrument. Playing first, theory later is the ethos at Chichester Jazz School. We walk you through standards and show you how to interpret the tune in your own way, by relating melody, chords, bass lines and storytelling to help you achieve confident improvisations every time. Run by accomplished jazz musicians (piano and saxophone) we can also provide expert advice for your personal instrumental progression. We welcome all abilities and musicians aged 16 and above.

These workshops are for instrumentalists wanting to improve their improvising. Although we welcome rhythm section players, this course will not focus on fundamentals of a rhythm section. The workshops will focus on developing solo style, improvisation, phrasing and use of rhythm.

The price for a one day workshop is £50 and run at The University Of Chichester Bishop Otter Campus.

Saturday 25th April 2020

Workshops run from 10.30am – 4pm.

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