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JAZZ SHORT COURSE JULY 22-25

COLEMAN HAWKINS JULY 10.00 10.30 11.40 12.00 1.10 2.10 3.20 4.30 4.50 6.00 7.30 9.30 TUESDAY 22
HELLO TUNES BREAK JAZZ SKILLS BREAK BALLAD HOUR +sax workshop JAZZ SKILLS BREAK TUNES BREAK JAM SESSION GOODBYE

TOM HARRELL WEDNESDAY 23


HELLO TUNES BREAK JAZZ SKILLS BREAK BALLAD HOUR +brass workshop JAZZ SKILLS BREAK TUNES BREAK JAM SESSION GOODBYE NICK WELDON ALAN BARNES STEVE WATERMAN

GERRY MULLIGAN THURSDAY 24


HELLO TUNES BREAK JAZZ SKILLS BREAK BALLAD HOUR +guitar workshop JAZZ SKILLS BREAK TUNES BREAK JAM SESSION GOODBYE

LUIZ BONFA FRIDAY 25


HELLO TUNES BREAK JAZZ SKILLS BREAK JAM SESSION +brass workshop JAZZ SKILLS BREAK TUNES COURSE ENDS FRIDAY 6PM

TUNES
COLEMAN HAWKINS VIGNETTE STUFFY RIFFTIDE BODY AND SOUL SPOTLITE TOM HARRELL SAIL AWAY APRIL MIST BUFFALO WINGS MOON ALLEY LITTLE DANCER

GERRY MULLIGAN LINE FOR LYONS WALKING SHOES FESTIVE MINOR I KNOW, DONT KNOW HOW BERNIES TUNE

LUIZ BONFA SAMBA DE ORFEU MENINA FLOR MANHA DE CARNAVAL THE GENTLE RAIN RECADO BOSSA NOVA

TUTORS NICK WELDON

ALAN BARNES STEVE WATERMAN

NICK WELDON AUGUST 27 NICK WEEK TWO -WELDON SEPTEMBER 1 MARK BASSEY DOMINIC ASHWORTH MARK BASSEY DOMINIC ASHWORTH

DUKE ELLINGTON CARAVAN JUST SQUEEZE ME I DIDNT KNOW ABOUT YOU IN A MELLOTONE I LET A SONG GO OUT OF MY HEART

DEXTER GORDON SOY CALIFA APPLE JUMP CHEESECAKE I WANT MORE THE CHASE

SUMMER JAZZ WEEK AUGUST 25-30


DUKE ELLINGTON DEXTER GORDON KENNY WHEELER AUGUST 10.00 10.30 11.40 12.00 1.10 2.10 3.20 4.30 4.50 6.00 7.30 9.30 TUTORS MONDAY 25
HELLO TUNES BREAK JAZZ SKILLS BREAK BALLAD HOUR +sax workshop JAZZ SKILLS BREAK TUNES BREAK JAM SESSION GOODBYE DAVE OHIGGINS NICK WELDON NIKKI ILES

VARIOUS THURSDAY 28
HELLO TUNES BREAK JAZZ SKILLS BREAK

SAMMY CAHN CHARLIE PARKER FRIDAY 29


HELLO TUNES BREAK JAZZ SKILLS BREAK

TUESDAY 26
HELLO TUNES BREAK JAZZ SKILLS BREAK BALLAD HOUR +piano workshop JAZZ SKILLS BREAK TUNES BREAK JAM SESSION GOODBYE DAVE OHIGGINS NICK WELDON NIKKI ILES

WEDNESDAY 27
HELLO TUNES BREAK JAZZ SKILLS BREAK BALLAD HOUR +drum workshop JAZZ SKILLS BREAK TUNES BREAK JAM SESSION GOODBYE DAVE OHIGGINS TREVOR TOMKINS NIKKI ILES

SATURDAY 30
HELLO TUNES BREAK JAZZ SKILLS BREAK KENNY WHEELER KIND FOLK CANTER NO.1 OLD BALLAD EVERYBODYS SONG BUT MY OWN MARK TIME VARIOUS TODAY IS YOUR GENTLE GUIDE TO METRIC MODULATION, APPLIED TO VARIOUS WELL KNOWN TUNES!

BALLAD HOUR BALLAD HOUR BALLAD HOUR +piano workshop +voice workshop +sax workshop JAZZ SKILLS BREAK TUNES BREAK JAM SESSION/ BARBECUE GOODBYE DAVE LEWIS TREVOR TOMKINS NIKKI ILES JAZZ SKILLS BREAK TUNES BREAK JAM SESSION GOODBYE DAVE LEWIS NICK WELDON NIKKI ILES ANDRA SPARKS DAVE LEWIS NICK WELDON NIKKI ILES JAZZ SKILLS BREAK TUNES COURSE ENDS SATURDAY 6PM SAMMY CAHN ALL THE WAY I SHOULD CARE THE SECOND TIME AROUND LOVE IS THE TENDER TRAP I FALL IN LOVE TOO EASILY

CHARLIE PARKER BARBADOS SCRAPPLE FROM THE APPLE YARDBIRD SUITE DEWEY SQUARE BLUES FOR ALICE

TIMETABLE KEY
10am HELLO - arrival from 10am each day ready to play promptly at 10.30am 10.30am TUNES - playing through repertoire from the composer of the day 11.40am BREAK - tea, coffee, biscuits and fruit available (no charge) 3.20pm JAZZ SKILLS - more essential development work

As you can see from the timetable, we


4.30pm BREAK - tea, coffee, biscuits and fruit available (no charge)

have some great tutors as well as some fantastic tunes and composers for you to work with. Now check out our Spotify playlist...

4.50pm TUNES - more repertoire of the day, including work by associated players and composers 6pm BREAK - nip down to the adjacent High St for a swift evening meal before the evening session, but stay on for our Thursday Barbecue in the Summer Week! 7.30pm JAM SESSION - open session every evening (except on the last day of each course) in the Clicking Room 9.30pm GOODBYE - the days activities end each day at 9.30pm (6pm on the last day of each course)

12pm JAZZ SKILLS - practical development work on the ensemble skills, theory points and technical challenges of the days repertoire 1.10pm BREAK - our excellent house baguettes are available for purchase 2.10pm BALLAD HOUR and INSTRUMENTAL WORKSHOPS

FESTIVAL OF SONGS AND STORIES TUNES

JAZZ SINGERS AND ACCOMPANISTS AUGUST 2-3


RODGERS & HART AUGUST 10.00 10.30 11.40 12.00 1.10 2.10 3.20 4.30 4.50 6.00 7.30 9.30 TUTORS SATURDAY 2
HELLO TUNES BREAK JAZZ SKILLS BREAK RHYTHM WORKSHOP JAZZ SKILLS BREAK TUNES BREAK JAM SESSION GOODBYE ANDRA SPARKS NICK WELDON TREVOR TOMKINS ANDRA SPARKS NICK WELDON PETE CHURCHILL

HAROLD ARLEN SUNDAY 3


HELLO TUNES BREAK JAZZ SKILLS BREAK BALLAD HOUR JAZZ SKILLS BREAK TUNES COURSE ENDS SUNDAY 6PM HAROLD ARLEN COME RAIN OR COME SHINE OVER THE RAINBOW IVE GOT THE WORLD ON A STRING ILL WIND ONE FOR MY BABY RODGERS & HART ISNT IT ROMANTIC? MY FUNNY VALENTINE I DIDNT KNOW WHAT TIME IT WAS THIS CANT BE LOVE BEWITCHED BOTHERED AND BEWILDERED

We love jazz song, and recognise the hugely important place in the history and development of jazz of singers, from the rst itinerant singing blues guitarists through Classic Blues Singers Ma Rainey and Bessie Smith and the beautiful phrasing of Louis Armstrong, to the bittersweet interpretations of Billie Holiday, the jive bop virtuosity of the scat singers of the forties and fties, the political soul of Abbey Lincoln, the post-bop aesthetic of Mark Murphy and the exquisite time and feeling of Shirley Horn. All of these artists have with their fellow singers profoundly affected the playing of the instrumentalists around them and so have changed forever the course of the music. Playing with and for singers is a very special art - learning how to do it well will not only bring in the gigs but also immeasurably improve your all-round musicality and improvisation and ensemble skills. Hence this course, in which we call for jazz singers and singer-loving instrumentalists, frontline and rhythm section, to come and learn how to work together under the tutelage of a top professional team.

! MEET FAY WELDON

In the evening of Saturday August 9 (between 6.30 and 9.30) legendary writer Fay Weldon will be reading from her work and answering your questions about her life and writing. On Sunday August 10 (between 10.30 and 5.30) she will be leading a Dialogue Workshop for keen writers (and readers) of all levels of experience.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW...


! Format The basis of the Summer School courses, as of the regular Ensembles that we run at Jazz School UK, is the tutored playing session. You will be working in small groups (generally 5-8 in number, rhythm section plus frontline) of players of similar ability. The focus of these sessions will be the repertoire, development work and improvising skills that are essential for all jazz players. Some instrumental workshops may also be offered, depending on tutor and player numbers. These are small courses (24 players maximum) and we will be running three groups on each day, so early booking is advised to secure your place, especially in the rhythm sections. ! Preparation Summer Courses generally are a great way of getting in some serious playing time and hooking up with like-minded players, and of course, of getting valuable advice from experienced pros. On the downside, the amount of new information and repertoire on offer can be overwhelming. Players often emerge exhilarated, but strangely dispirited, nuggets of new understanding completely outweighed by what they suspect they haven't quite understood! This can lead to issues of low self-esteem and long term alcohol and chocolate abuse. Our courses are very different - we provide tune lists and recommended listening for each day's work well in advance, so that you have plenty of time to do the groundwork, and can therefore learn much more effectively when you get here. This way we combine all the buzz of the short course with maximum educational benet. ! Flexibility Come for as much or as little as you like. It's great if you can do the whole course, but as long as we can t you into a group, we're happy for you to come for a few or even single days. ! Playing level required Our Summer Course (like most others, whatever the organisers say!) really works best for players with quite a bit of instrumental, improvising and listening experience. However, if you are a strong musician with experience in other elds of music, one or two days on the Summer Course will usually work very well. If you are fairly new both to your instrument and improvising, we recommend our Beginners/Improvers course at Easter and also our regular Frodo or Sauron workshops which run monthly throughout the year - you can read more about these on our Ensembles page. ! Prices Early Bird (Booked and paid before May 1) Summer School Courses 80 (64) per day. 12.50 (10) for the Fay Weldon evening. Standard (after May 1) Summer School Courses 85 (68) per day 15 (12) for the Fay Weldon evening

Prices (Regular Ensemble and 121 members and U18s in brackets) are for tuition; fruit, biscuits and refreshments are provided free of charge. Baguettes available for purchase at lunchtimes. Accommodation extra. ! Accommodation Here is a list of places to stay within driving distance - Local Accommodation List If you would prefer somewhere walkable, we have a network of local friends who take paying guests - just let us know. ! Payment Cheques (payable to Verge Ltd) should be sent to Jazz School UK, The Shoefactory, 23b Fitzwilliam St, Rushden, Northants NN10 9YW. Or if you prefer to pay online, contact me for the Verge Ltd bank details. ! Booking Here are the booking forms: Summer School Short Course July 22-25 Summer School Festival of Songs and Stories Jazz Singers and Accompanists August 2-3 Summer School Festival of Songs and Stories Fay Weldon Weekend August 9-10 Summer School Jazz Week August 25-30

Or please contact me nickweldon@mac.com or 07971 409596 with any further questions!