Jazz Workshop Festival at Kings Place

The London Jazz Workshop & Music Festival in April combines jazz workshops with performances by Tina May, Bruce Barth and more

The Global Music Foundation are hosting the third annual Jazz Workshop & Music Festival at Kings Place, London N1, from 17 to 21 April.

As well as intensive workshops for musicians and vocalists, the festival also features performances by musicians such as pianist Bruce Barth (pictured right), singer Tina May with the London Filmharmonic Orchestra, and guitarist David O’Rourke (pictured below left), with free entry to these concerts for those participating in the workshops.

Workshops are from 18 to 21 April, with morning sessions (9.30am to 11.45am) centring around group activities involving pulse, breathing, learning by ear, samba and movement, and afternoon sessions (12pm to 5.30pm) for instrumentalists who can benefit from individual lessons followed by ensemble playing, and vocalists who can hone their skills in lyric-writing, transposition and connecting with the rhythm section.

While the workshops are aimed at musicians who have some experience playing with others as a group, those with less experience can participate as “listeners”, sitting in on the workshops at a lower fee.

Other concerts to be held at the London arts venue during the festival include trumpeter Jeremy Pelt and the Global Arts Chamber Orchestra, guitarist Jim Mullen and singer René Marie.

Workshops are £435 or £185 for listeners, with ticket prices starting at £4.50 for the concerts alone.

Visit kingsplace.co.uk to find out more and book your place.

Sally Evans-Darby

post a comment