We are hugely indebted to everyone who helps to support and promote local jazz. Below is some information on jazz courses and workshops which we are proud to endorse from personal experience, and links to other jazz clubs and gigs in the area.
Belair Instrumental and Vocal courses
July/August, France. Run by Tristan Mailliot, with other tutors including Gareth Lockrane, Alan Barnes, Brigitte Beraha, Barry Green, Jeremy Brown, Oly Hayhurst, these highly popular courses are held in a Chateau in the Loire – early booking highly recommended. More details www.loiremusic.com.
Jazz School UK
Monthly workshops and weekend/summer courses at the magnificent Shoe Factory in Rushden, Northants, run by Nick Weldon with other guest tutors. More details at www.jazzschool.co.uk
Monthly Jazz Jam – twice monthly on the 2nd Sunday of the month at The Merry Harriers in Hambledon near Godalming
Ben’s Records in Guildford – a friendly welcome and large range of second hand jazz CDs!
Fleet Jazz Club www.fleetjazz.org.uk
Watermill Jazz Club, Dorking www.watermilljazz.co.uk
Bracknell Jazz www.bracknelljazz.co.uk
Portsmouth Jazz Club www.portsmouthjazz.com
Jazz clubs in the South East: www.jazz-clubs-worlwide.com