Workshops

If you’re a musician, or a student, or just interested in how jazz works, you’re very welcome to come to our Wednesday workshops before our main gig at the Pavilion.

Tutored by the UK’s top jazz musicians, the workshops are open to both students and more experienced players (reasonable technical competence on your instrument is required), as well as spectators, and are an ideal opportunity to learn and  develop jazz improvisational skills from some of the most experienced and highly regarded players in the country.

The sessions start at 5.30pm. until 7pm, at the Guildford and Godalming Rugby Club and the booking fee is £10 for participants.

Previous tutors have included:

GARETH LOCKRANE (Director, Junior Jazz Course, Royal Academy)
MALCOLM EDMONSTONE (Royal Academy, Guildhall, Trinity)
MARK LOCKHEART (Trinity, Royal Academy, National Youth Jazz Collective)
STEVE WATERMAN (Trinity, Royal Northern and Royal Welsh)
MORNINGTON LOCKETT ( Royal College, Trinity, Leeds, Royal Northern)
DAVE O’HIGGINS (LCCM, Goldsmiths. Birmingham)
plus MARTIN SHAW , ALAN BARNES, IAIN BALLAMY, SIMON ALLEN…..

Wednesday March 14th DAVE LEWIS

 

Dave LewisA consummate, passionate performer who is well respected in the fields of Jazz/Dance/Soul & Rock, Dave Lewis has toured and recorded throughout the States, Europe and Japan, and has made numerous TV, Radio and Video appearances.

Since living in the UK he’s worked with John Martyn, Bryan Ferry, Tommy Chase, John Mayall, Lamont Dozier and Eric Clapton amongst many others.

Dave’s playing is soulful and funky with a natural affinity to the Jazz/ R&B greats – such as Dexter Gordon, King Curtis & Joe Henderson. He is known for his distinctive tenor sound and individual approach.

An Honours Grad from Berklee College of Music who’s a well known in demand player on the London jazz scene.

Dave currently leads his band seven piece ‘1UP’ as well as playing & recording with the Blockheads, and teaches at the London Centre of Contemporary Music and Jazz School UK.

WORKSHOP DETAILS 

Wednesday 14th March 5.30pm to 7pm

The workshop is open to all instrumentalists and observers also very welcome.

Booking fee £12 (students £8)

The masterclass will be followed by the gig with Dave’s Quartet at the Pavilion, starting at 8pm, to which workshop participants are warmly invited (click here for more details about the gig)

Tickets for the workshop and gig combined are £22 (£15 students)

Please email: info@guildford.org.uk for more information, or to book a place on the workshop as a participant or observer.

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