About the weekend

The Play Jazz Weekend is an exciting weekend consisting of structured workshops in small groups led by experienced professional jazz musicians and teachers. You will learn how to work on improvisation and apply it to creative arrangements of tunes, leading to a performance on Sunday for friends and family. The weekend takes place in the Wiltshire Music Centre and makes full use of the fantastic facilities there.


Schedule

Saturday

The day starts at 9.30am with registration and coffee

Morning: Work with tutors in small bands

Afternoon: More time with bands followed by a choice of options, for example: masterclasses and sessions on improvisation

The day will end with an open jam session 5:15pm – 7pm

We normally have an optional evening gathering in a local pub for food and drinks

Sunday

Morning: Work with tutors in small bands

Afternoon: Choice of options for example: masterclasses and sessions on improvisation

The day will finish with an end of term concert at 4pm – 6pm. Please invite your family and friends.


 

2020 will be the 15th time that Rachel Kerry has organised and led the weekend on behalf of Jazz Factory.

Tutors have included:

Iain Ballamy

Nikki Iles

Jason Rebello

Huw Warren

Alan Barnes

Andy Panayi

Steve Waterman

Alison Rayner

Andy Tweed

Steve Waterman

Brigitte Beraha

Geoff Simkins

Malcolm Earle Smith

Damian Cook

Nick Dover

Craig Crofton

Mike Daniels

Kevin Figes

Andy Hague

Jim Blomfield

James Chadwick

Adam Biggs

Joe Cavanagh

Bill Lynn

Mark Whitlam

Riaan Vosloo

Martin Kolarides

and Rachel herself.