Edinburgh Napier University Jazz Summer School

By | 30th May 2017

Edinburgh Napier University Jazz Summer School

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Edinburgh Napier University Jazz Summer School is a week-long intensive course, covering practical approaches to improvisation and performance. Designed to develop jazz playing skills for musicians of all ages and abilities, the course includes instrumental and ensemble coaching from acclaimed professional jazz musicians/educators under the guest-directorship of bassist Dave Kane.

This year’s course takes place in the Music School at Edinburgh Napier University’s centrally located Merchiston Campus, and offers opportunities to hear complimentary concerts at the Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival in the evenings. The week culminates in a public concert by the students performing in ensemble groups.

Tutors this year will include: Konrad Wiszniewski (reeds), Chris Greive (brass), Haftor Medbøe and Jose Dias (guitar) and Steve Hamilton (piano).

COMMENTS FROM PREVIOUS STUDENTS

“A fantastic course that I’d really recommend.”
“Thoroughly enjoyable and would like to participate again.”

DATES

Monday 17th to Friday 21st July 2017

PRICES

£340 / £260 concessions.

For further information and an application form please call: 0131 455 6038, or email Haftor Medbøe

Edinburgh Napier University Jazz Summer School

JAZZ 100 – DUKE ELLINGTON 25 MAY 2017

Jazz 100 - Duke Ellington imageThe man who gave jazz its indelible motto – “It Don’t Mean a Thing If It Ain’t Got That Swing” – will never be replaced. From exquisitely chiselled, evocative rags to suites and sacred works, Duke’s output was colossal and his leadership so consistent and his loyal musicians so characterful that his orchestra stayed at the top for fifty sophisticated years.

Brian Kellock plays Ellington with Bill Fleming at this year’s Festival. Read more about the show here!

Watch the man behind the motto perform live!

VOLUNTEER

We are looking for new volunteer helpers for the 2017 Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival to join our outstanding volunteer team. We are looking for:

VOLUNTEER DRIVERS

Must have a clean license and be able to offer considerable time in the run up to and during the Festival, from around now until the end of the month.  Over 30s only.

FESTIVAL / CARNIVAL VOLUNTEERS

We can offer you a fantastic learning experience that is loads of fun, and the opportunity to make valuable contacts. Plus the  opportunity to experience great music and work with a great team.

You will be the point of contact for our audience and our special guests you will have initiative, an ability to cope with possible stressful situations and be able to think on your feet. You will have service with a smile and a passion for the arts.

There are just a few roles that need to be filled: performers liaison, stewarding, Mardi Gras stage managers, Carnival area control, Carnival dancers …

To apply simply email us telling us:

Your name and contact details …..

Any relevant experience …..

And please let us know why you want to volunteer …..

 

LET US HEAR FROM YOU!

Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival
89 Giles Street, Edinburgh, EH6 6BZ
Phone: (44) 131 467 5200
Fiona@adjazz.co.uk

BAND INFORMATION

The programme is now closed for 2017.

We will be opening submissions for 2018 in November and will announce the email address then.

Please note this is the ONLY way to submit an artist