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Jazz and Saxophone, Big Band and Specialised Workshops

John's workshops include: 

 

An online Jazz and Saxophone Workshop every Wednesday afternoon, 2pm - 3.30pm

An in person Jazz and Saxophone Workshop every Thursday evening, 7.30pm - 9.30pm

An in person Big Band Workshop fortnightly on a Saturday afternoon, 1.30pm - 3pm

An online Big Band Workshop every Sunday evening 7pm - 8.30pm

An in person Beginners Jazz Workshop (more information coming soon)

The aim of these workshops is to provide a creative and relaxed atmosphere for musicians of all levels, to learn theory aspects of music, develop saxophone technique and gain practical knowledge of performing.

The workshops will explore saxophone and musicianship skills that will enhance the individual and group performer.  This includes music theory, methods of practise, sight-reading, improvisation, aural work, and specific concepts to increase your knowledge on the saxophone.

The music used will range from Hard Bop, Modern to Contemporary Jazz and Popular music, and will be arranged to a high level.

The teaching of these workshops focuses on the 4 P's Principle. Posture, Pulse, Phonology, and Personality within the music, devised by Paul Harris.  The method of teaching will follow a style called simultaneous learning.  The ingredients of pieces are extracted and worked through by connecting areas of learning as aural, visual, rhythm and improvisation.  These are then placed back into context, allowing the individual a deep understanding of the piece and its musical principles.


We are a relaxed, friendly, welcoming group of musicians and we are always looking for more members to join our Jazz family!

Please email  jazzworkshop@johnseeleyjazz.co.uk or call 07492666612 for more information.​

Jazz and Saxophone Workshops

 

Online Jazz and Saxophone Workshop Dates:

 

Wednesday 6th, 13th, 20th December 2023

Wednesday 3rd, 10th, 17th. 24th, 31st January 2024

Wednesday 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th February 2024

Wednesday 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th March 2024

Wednesday 10th, 17th, 24th April 2024

Wednesday 1st, 8th, 15th, 29th May 2024

Wednesday 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th June 2024

Wednesday 3rd. 10th, 17th, 24th, 31st July 2024

Wednesday 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th August 2024

Wednesday 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th September 2024

Wednesday 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th October 2024

Wednesday 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th November 2024

Wednesday 4th, 11th, 18th December 2024

 

2pm - 3.30pm

£7

All ability levels and instruments are welcome, there is no need to book, just come along and join in.

 

In person Jazz and Saxophone Workshop Dates: 

 

Thursday 7th, 14th, 21st December 2023 - Quiz Night

Thursday 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th January 2024 

Thursday 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th February 2024 

Thursday 7th, 14th, 21st March 2024

Thursday 28th March 2024 - change of venue to Highlands Methodist Church, Sutherland Boulevard, Leigh-on-Sea, SS9 3PT

Thursday 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th April 2024

Thursday 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th May 2024

Thursday 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th June 2024

Thursday 4th, 11, 18th, 25th July 2024

Thursday 1st, 8th, 15th. 22nd, 29th August 2024

Thursday 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th September 2024

Thursday 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th, 31st October 2024

Thursday 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th November 2024

Thursday 5th, 12th, 19th December 2024

7.30pm - 9.30pm

£7

All ability levels and instruments are welcome, there is no need to book, just come along and join in.

 

Venue: 

The Fisherman's Chapel

New Road

Leigh-on-Sea

Essex 

SS9 2EA

In person Beginners Jazz Workshop Dates:

 

Designed for students with basic knowledge of their instrument (grade 1 - 3) and those who are new to Jazz music.

New dates for 2024 to be announced

 

7.30pm - 9pm

£10

Venue: 

The Fisherman's Chapel

New Road

Leigh-on-Sea

Essex 

SS9 2EA

 

For more information and future dates please email jazzworkshop@johnseeleyjazz.co.uk

 

Big Band Workshops

Play along to modern Big Band scores either in person or online.

 

Please email jazzworkshop@johnseeleyjazz.co.uk or call 07492666612 for more information.

 

In Person Big Band Workshop Dates:

 

Saturday 9th December 2023

Saturday 20th January 2024

Saturday 3rd, 17th February 2024

Saturday 2nd, 16th, 30th March 2024

Saturday 13th, 27th April 2024

Saturday 11th, 25th May 2024

Saturday 8th, 22nd June 2024

Saturday 6th, 20th July 2024

Saturday 3rd, 17th, 31st August 2024

Saturday 14th, 28th September 2024 

Saturday 12th, 26th October 2024 

Saturday 9th. 23rd November 2024

Saturday 7th, 21st December 2024

 

1.30pm - 3pm

£7

All ability levels and instruments are welcome, there is no need to book, just come along and join in.

 

Venue:

Hadleigh Old Fire Station - HOFS

20 High Street

Hadleigh

Benfleet

Essex

SS7 2PB

 

Online Big Band Workshop Dates:

Sunday 3rd, 10th, 17th December 2023

Sunday 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th January 2024

Sunday 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th February 2024

Sunday 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th March 2024

Sunday 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th April 2024

Sunday 5th, 12th, 19th May 2024

Sunday 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th June 2024

Sunday 7th, 21st, 28th July 2024

Sunday 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th August 2024

Sunday 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th September 2024

Sunday 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th October 2024

Sunday 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th November 2024

Sunday 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd December 2024

 

7pm - 8.30pm

£7

All ability levels and instruments are welcome, there is no need to book, just come along and join in.

Saxophone Workshop

A workshop practising all the things you need to do, but don't want to do!

Designed for players with a working knowledge of the saxophone and able to read music.  

 

To book your place please email info@johnseeleyjazz.co.uk

Saturday 10th February 2024

1.30pm - 3pm

£10

Venue:

Hadleigh Old Fire Station - HOFS

20 High Street

Hadleigh

Benfleet

Essex

SS7 2PB

Sunday Special Jazz Workshop with Steve Waterman

This workshop is for intermediate players with only 20 places available, please email jazzworkshop@johnseeleyjazz.co.uk for more information and to book your place.

 

Sunday 30th July 2023 

10:15am - 12:30pm

£10

Venue:

Hadleigh Old Fire Station - HOFS

20 High Street

Hadleigh

Benfleet

Essex

SS7 2PB

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