Orbit Big Summer Workshop
UPDATED: THIS WORKSHOP IS NOW A ONE DAY EVENT.
Following on from the success of last summer’s workshop More Music will again be running The Orbit Big Summer Workshop at their Hothouse premises in Morecambe. This year the Jazz Summer School will again be open to all musicians (aged 12 and up) and will take place on Thursday 22 August from 10.00 until 4.00. This will include a supervised lunch break for younger musicians (all musicians will need to provide their own lunch).
The musicians will put on a concert for family and friends in the upstairs venue at the Hot House featuring the material they will prepare during the Summer School.
There will be a mixture of small group and large group sessions and Jam Sessions – which proved to be very popular last year. The main points of focus for the Workshop will be:
- Improvisation & Listening – developing soloing knowledge and skills, playing behind and reacting to a soloist, playing off the rhythm section.
- Band Skills – who are the rhythm section, who are the front line, working together
- Presentation – preparing for a concert, developing new repertoire, utilising old repertoire
The Big Summer Workshop will be run by 3 experienced members of the More Music team who have all worked extensively with the long running Orbit Jazz Workshop and are experienced players in their own right.
- Dave Shooter – bass
- Matthew Robinson – woodwinds
- Ben McCabe – drums
The Big Summer Workshop will cost £15 for under 18’s and £25 for adults.
To book please call More Music on 01524 831997 or complete the booking form and return to More Music, 13-17 Devonshire Road, Morecambe LA3 1QT or email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
No previous jazz experience is necessary, just the desire to have a go, but please let us know your previous playing experience on the booking form as it will help us to prepare more effectively. We will be fine tuning the programme to meet the needs of the participants.
Please call Dave Shooter (07941 010279) with any enquiries.