Southampton Youth Jazz Orchestra



The Southampton Youth Jazz Orchestra is dedicated to playing the best creative, inspirational and swinging jazz music out there.

FREE Six Session Course in Jazz (starts 18th Nov 2016)

The MB Jazz Academy is a free 6 Session Course run by leading jazz educators and performers to teach fundamental jazz skills through playing and exploring.

Topics will include Time and Feel; Jazz Harmony; Jazz Language for Improvisation; Jazz Chords and Building A Solo.

Who Is It For?

The course is for any musician hoping to gain a better understanding of performing jazz and improvising. If you currently play jazz but feel that your understanding is limited to blues scales and intuition, this course will be perfect for you. The course aims to demystify some of the complexity surrounding jazz conventions and to explain in simple terms how to make the most of improvising and playing the music.

The course is free to any musician aged 14-21. All instruments are welcome. Ability to read music highly encouraged. Knowledge of major scales also very helpful. Guitar and bass amps, piano and drum kit will be provided.

All sessions will take place at The Lantern Theatre, Mountbatten School, Romsey SO51 5SY.

Session timings are 6.30 - 7.45pm.

Session dates are:
- Friday 18th Nov
- Friday 13th Jan (2017)
- Friday 3rd Feb
- Friday 10th Mar
- Friday 12th May
- Friday 16th June

(NB Any date changes will be communicated nearer the time).

Each MB Jazz Academy session will be followed by a Jazz Jam Session from 8-10pm. This jam session is open to all abilities and ages and is in a relaxed and friendly environment. There is a £3 entry charge, refreshments are available.

If you have any queries, please email with the subject heading “MB Jazz Academy”.

Please use the following link to sign-up for the course: We look forward to seeing you on Nov 18th!

MB Jazz Academy

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