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A week playing jazz by the sea - in a beautiful setting next to the Lake District - with some of Europe's finest jazz musicians and most friendly teachers.

This course is designed as a fun and approachable way to improve your jazz skills.

Whether you are studying music (at school, university or music college), an enthusiastic amateur, or even a professional looking to broaden your improvisation skills, then this course is aimed at you.

Our team of positive, friendly and highly skilled tutors includes several Jazz Professors from various music colleges and well-known jazz soloists.

We will help build your confidence and knowledge in a supportive musical environment: we all love jazz!

Each day will start with a group warm up, before breaking into smaller groups with individual tutors.

There will be a short concert after dinner from the pros, followed by an open student jam session which will be led/guided by one of the tutors each night until the last evening when there will be a students concert.

During the daytime sessions your tutors will be happy to work on any area of jazz that you wish to learn about or explore in more depth – so don’t be afraid to ask!  You will be free to join different tutor groups that best fit your needs.

 A huge range of jazz styles are played by the various tutors including:

Mainstream jazz (standards) Jazz-funk (1970s)
Blues Smooth jazz (1980s)
Swing, lindy-hop, jive Contemporary jazz (ongoing!)
Trad jazz Brazilian bossa nova & samba
Parisian Hot Club/Gypsy Jazz (1940s) Cuban salsa
Bebop (1950s) World music / fusion
Modern jazz (1960s) Free impro + poetry impro

See http://lakedistrictjazz.co.uk/ for full details

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