Mark is a jazz faculty member at the Royal Academy of Music and Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance. He also has close links with the Guildhall School of Music & Drama and the City Literary Institute. He has been involved with jazz education since the mid-1980s, teaching trombone and running classes in harmony, improvisation, composition and arranging at many colleges in the UK including the Welsh College of Music & Drama, the Royal Northern College of Music, Leeds College of Music, Birmingham Conservatoire and Goldsmiths, University of London. He has been a regular tutor on many courses and workshops throughout the UK including Jazz School UK, Higham Hall, and the Jamey Aebersold Summer School (now defunct).Since 2015 Mark has been running his own programme of classes on the South Coast (Brighton & Shoreham, East Sussex). Jazz Nuts & Bolts is a carefully developed series of weekly improvisation workshops which support a progression from beginner to advanced. Bassey also works in an educational role as a tutor/MD of various amateur ensembles.
info on Mark Bassey Jazz Courses
Mark teaches a range of jazz improvisation classes and also offers 1-1 jazz tuition on all instruments.
The various courses all run in discrete blocks and students may sign up for just one block at a time.
Jazz Nuts & Bolts 1 - 5
This course is for musicians with little or no experience of improvisation.
The course comprises 20 two-hour sessions. The 20 sessions are divided into five blocks each of four weeks (with gaps of a few weeks between each block).
Jazz Nuts & Bolts 6 - 8
This course is intended for musicians who have completed Jazz Nuts & Bolts 1 - 5 (or have a similar level of experience).
The course comprises 12 two-hour sessions. The 12 sessions are divided into three blocks each of four weeks (with gaps of a few weeks between each block).
This is an 'on-going' improvisation workshop looking at well known jazz standards (intermediate level).
This is an 'on-going' improvisation workshop looking at contemporary and European jazz standards (intermediate-advanced level).