John Seeley's Jazz and Saxophone Group
Do you like Jazz music? Do you play the Saxophone?
If playing as part of a group appeals to you, why not join John Seeley’s Jazz and Saxophone Group? I run my own Jazz and Saxophone Workshop every Thursday evening throughout the year at St. Michael and All Angels Church in Leigh-on-Sea, Essex.
We are a relaxed, friendly, welcoming group and are always looking for more members to join our Jazz family!
The aim of this workshop is to provide a creative and relaxed atmosphere for musicians of all levels, to learn theory aspects of music, develop saxophone technique and gain practical knowledge of performing.
The workshop will explore saxophone and musicianship skills that will enhance the individual and group performer. This includes music theory, methods of practise, sight-reading, improvisation, aural work, and specific concepts to increase your knowledge on the saxophone.
The music used will range from Hard Bop, Modern to Contemporary Jazz, and will be arranged to a high level.
The teaching of this workshop focuses on the 4 P's Principle. Posture, Pulse, Phonology, and Personality within the music. The method of teaching will follow a style called simultaneous learning. The ingredients of pieces are extracted and worked through by connecting areas of learning as aural, visual, rhythm and improvisation. These are then placed back into context, allowing the individual a deep understanding of the piece and its musical principles.
Due to the current pandemic all workshops are being taught online, please email [email protected] for more information.
2nd January 2020 - Closed for Christmas break
9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th January 2020
6th, 13th, 20th, 27th February 2020
5th, 12th, 19th, 26th March 2020
2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th April 2020
7th, 14th, 21st, 28th May 2020 - Summer Concert Rehearsals
4th June 2020 - Summer Concert Rehearsals
11th June 2020 - Summer Concert
18th, 25th June 2020
7:30pm - 9:30pm
All ability levels and instruments are welcome, there is no need to book, just come along and join in.
St. Michael and All Angels Church
62 Leigh Road
(Please use backside door)
For more information please email [email protected] or call 07492666612
Special Jazz Workshop
Details of Special Jazz Workshops can be found under the Special Events page.