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Special Events

Although all performances and events are special, here are my highlights.

Events in 2024

John Seeley's Jazz and Saxophone Group

are performing at Priory Park Bandstand

Sunday 22nd September 2024

3pm to 4.30pm

 

Please come along and support the group

Priory Park Bandstand

Victoria Avenue, Southend-on-Sea, Essex, SS2 6NB

 

Previous Events in 2023

John Seeley's Jazz and Saxophone Group

Southend Jazz Festival: Wednesday 4th October 2023

A big thank you to Darren for allowing my group to perform again, what a fantastic night!  Everyone played extremely well and I am very grateful for all your hard work and commitment during the past few months.  Thank you to the audience of very supportive friends and family members, I received some great comments and feedback which is lovely to hear.  Lets hope we can return again next year.  

John Seeley's Jazz and Saxophone Group

Priory Park Bandstand: Sunday 27th August 2023

Super proud of all my students who performed on the bandstand, especially those who have joined the group during the past few months.  Unfortunately, the weather wasn't too kind to us but we continued undeterred, and we were very thankful to the audience for staying until the very end.

Previous Events in 2022

Wow, what a phenomenal night!  I am so proud of everyone and how well you all played.  I couldn't have asked for anymore.  All of your hard work and practice at every workshop has been worthwhile, it was a wonderful evening for me and my Jazz family at a lovely venue.  A huge thank you to Darren and his team for giving us this opportunity to perform at the Southend Jazz Festival, I hope we can return again very soon.

 

John Seeley's Jazz and Saxophone Group

Chalkwell Park Rooms, Southend Jazz Festival: 

Thursday 29th September 2022

 

A big thank you to everybody who performed and supported my group at Castle Park bandstand, the group played extremely well, the audience thoroughly enjoyed the afternoon and we received lots of positive feedback.

 

John Seeley's Jazz and Saxophone Group 

Castle Park Bandstand: Sunday 31st July 2022

 

 

John Seeley's Jazz and Saxophone Group 

Priory Park Bandstand: Sunday 19th June 2022

A massive thank you to all of my group members for a wonderful afternoon on the bandstand, it was our first live performance since December 2019 and it was fantastic to be back!  I would also like to thank all the friends and family members for their support, the clapping and cheering was hugely encouraging. 

Previous Events in 2020 and 2021


Due to the pandemic, unfortunately all of my face to face workshops and live performances were cancelled, but thanks to my wonderful, supportive students I was able to continue my workshops online, and I created tutorial videos to support my students with their continued learning. I would like to thank all those who participated and I was pleased to return to face to face teaching in the Autumn of 2021.  

Previous Events in 2019

John Seeley's Jazz and Saxophone Group

Christmas Concert: 5th December 2019

I would like to say a huge thank you to all the members of my group for a fantastic evening. Everyone played brilliantly and it was a great evening.  Thank you to all those who have supported my group this year, I look forward to seeing you all at our next performance in 2020.

Jazz Workshop Sunday, Maldon:

24th November 2019

Thank you to all those who participated in my Jazz Workshop in Maldon, it was a thoroughly enjoyable afternoon.  Many thanks to Terry for organising the workshop.

John Seeley's Jazz and Saxophone Group

Priory Park Bandstand: 10th August 2019 

Thank you to all those who performed on the Bandstand yesterday, it was super windy but everyone played extremely well and I am very proud of you all.  A huge thank you to all the friends and family members for your constant and continued support.

John Seeley's Jazz and Saxophone Group

Summer Concert: 27th June 2019

A massive thank you to everyone who supported my Summer Concert, it was great to see some new and familiar faces in the audience.  Huge congratulations to all of my students, especially those who were performing for the first time with the group, you all played extremely well and I want to thank you all for your commitment over the past six months.

Jazz Ensemble Workshop,

Ipswich Jazz Festival: 22nd June 2019

A huge thank you to Neil Bateman for asking me to teach for the third time at the Ipswich Jazz Festival.  A special thank you to my students who attended the workshop, their constant and continued support is greatly appreciated and it was good to meet some new students too.

John Seeley's Jazz and Saxophone Group

Castle Park Bandstand: 5th May 2019

Thank you to everyone who performed and watched the group at Castle Park Bandstand in Colchester.  The weather was cold and windy, but the group played great considering fingers were so numb.  It was a good afternoon followed by a lovely meal in the evening.  A few photos of the performance are below.

Previous Events in 2018

John Seeley's Jazz and Saxophone Group

Christmas Concert: 6th December 2018

What a fantastic evening!  I am so proud of all my students who performed in my Christmas Concert.  We had the largest audience to date, they were so appreciative of all the hard work and commitment of each player and I appreciated that the audience showed their support for every solo performance along with the group numbers.

Thank you for your support in 2018, I look forward to seeing you all at future performances throughout 2019.

I wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Special Jazz Workshop, Maldon:

25th November 2018

Thank you to all those who participated in my Jazz Workshop in Maldon, it was fantastic to see so many old and new faces and it was a thoroughly enjoyable afternoon.  Special thanks to Terry for organising the workshop and for Nikki for taking the photos below.

John Seeley's Jazz and Saxophone Group

Priory Park Bandstand: 21st July 2018

A massive thank you to all the friends and family members who came down to Priory Park to support the group at the bandstand this year.  It was an enjoyable afternoon in the sun, with a few of the group performing in their first ever concert!  Below are a few photos from Martin Kennedy, and one from Glen England.

Jazz Ensemble Workshop,

Ipswich Jazz Festival: 23rd June 2018

I had a thoroughly enjoyable morning teaching a Jazz Ensemble Workshop at the Ipswich Jazz Festival on Saturday.  A huge thank you to Neil Bateman for asking me to teach there again, and a special thanks to all those who participated, it was great to meet so many new students.

John Seeley's Jazz and Saxophone Group

Summer Concert: 21st June 2018

Thank you to all those who performed at the Summer Concert, everyone played so well and it was a fantastic evening.  A huge thank you to everyone who supported the evening, it is so enjoyable to play to such an appreciative audience.

John Seeley's Jazz and Saxophone Group

Castle Park Bandstand: 13th May 2018 

A huge thank you to everyone who performed on the bandstand at Castle Park in Colchester, everyone played so well, it was an extremely enjoyable afternoon.  Here are a few photos of the performance and our traditional dinner afterwards.

Previous Events in 2017

John Seeley’s Jazz and Saxophone Group

Christmas Concert: 7th December 2017

Thank you to all those who performed at the Christmas Concert, it was a fantastic night and our last performance in 2017.  A special thank you to everyone who supported the evening, it is lovely to see both familiar and new faces, I hope you all enjoyed the evening and look forward to seeing you all next year.

John Seeley's Jazz and Saxophone Group

Priory Park Bandstand: 23rd September 2017

Huge congratulations to all those who performed at the Priory Park Bandstand, it was a thoroughly enjoyable afternoon and wonderful to perform in front of a large supportive audience.

John Seeley's Jazz and Saxophone Group

Castle Park Bandstand: 9th September 2017

A massive thank you to all those who performed at the Castle Park Bandstand, what a fantastic afternoon, such an appreciative audience and the sun even shone!

Jazz Workshop, Maldon Festival:

25th June 2017

Thank you to all who participated in my Jazz Workshop as part of the Maldon Festival. It was a thoroughly enjoyable afternoon and really good to see some familiar and new faces.  Special thank you to Colin Baldy for the opportunity and his support on the day.

Please find photos of the afternoon below.

Jazz Ensemble Playing Workshop,

Ipswich Jazz Festival: 24th June 2017

A special thank you to Neil Bateman for the opportunity to teach a Jazz Ensemble Playing Workshop as part of the Ipswich Jazz Festival.  It was a fantastic afternoon, the venue was amazing and the music sounded so good, members of the public came in the church to listen to us!

Please find photos of the afternoon and a link for a short video below.

You Ain't Gonna Know Me

https://youtu.be/irvsXkhDGLc

John Seeley's Jazz and Saxophone Group

Summer Concert: 22nd June 2017

A massive thank you to everyone who performed at the John Seeley's Jazz and Saxophone Group's Summer Concert.

The group played extremely well, and it was a really enjoyable evening. I received some great feedback from the audience and everyone said how much they enjoyed it.

Please find photos by Matt Cope, and then links to two pieces from the evening below.

Events in 2016