Mark Bassey Jazz Courses

Mark teaches a range of jazz improvisation classes.
The various courses all run in discrete blocks and students may sign up for just one block at a time.
There is usually a gap of a few weeks between each block  (recovery period ... )


Jazz Nuts & Bolts 1 - 5

This course is for musicians with little or no experience of improvisation.
Students should have reached a reasonable standard on their instrument – at least a year or so of playing.  Some reading ability is useful too. All pitched instruments and vocalists are welcome but students should be aware that these are not ensemble classes as such – the focus of the sessions is on developing simple techniques and skills to begin improvising. Backing tracks are used to simulate a jazz rhythm section. For this reason the course is not suitable for drums or percussion (unless you want to bring a glockenspiel or a set of vibes . . . )  I can suggest some other opportunities for drummers if you get in touch.

For more info, or to book a place, please contact  Mark


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).
As with the earlier course all pitched instruments and vocalists are welcome. The sessions explore more advanced techniques and ideas for improvisation, working with carefully designed backing tracks.

For more info, or to book a place, please contact  Mark


Jazz Carousel

This is an 'on-going' improvisation workshop looking at well known jazz standards (intermediate level).

For more info, or to book a place, please contact  Bernard


Contemporary Carousel

This is an 'on-going' improvisation workshop looking at contemporary and European jazz standards (intermediate-advanced level).

For more info, or to book a place, please contact  Steve

 

 

 

 

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