Julian Joseph Jazz Academy – Duke Ellington Autumn Half Term Course
MONDAY 23 OCTOBER – THURSDAY 26 OCTOBER 2023
Artistic Director: Julian Joseph
Course led by: Alex Thomas-French
In partnership with World Heart Beat Music Academy and Trinity Laban, come and join us for a special four-day big band course exploring the music of one of America’s greatest composers – Duke Ellington.
The course will cover:
- Playing from direct, professional transcriptions taken from the original recordings;
- Gaining experience playing as part of a large jazz ensemble;
- Building confidence in reading and interpreting big band charts;
- Meeting like-minded driven young jazz musicians;
- Performing in a new, state of the art music venue;
- Jam sessions at the end of each day (for students looking to audition for a conservatoire this year the jams will also be an opportunity to play and run through audition repertoire);
- Guest tutors will include Malcolm Earle-Smith and Pete Long.
The four days will culminate with a performance at World Heart Beat Embassy Gardens at 7pm on the last day, Thursday 26th October.
The first three days of the course will take place at 58 Kimber Road, SW18 4PP (1pm – 7pm for all horns and bass players, and 3.45pm – 7pm for all drummers, vocalists, pianists and guitarists)
Places will not be reserved until payment has been made.
APPLY NOW WHILE PLACES STILL REMAIN!
In partnership with World Heart Beat Music Academy and Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music & Dance