Jazz Workshops for under 25s: it’s that time again

Workshop students public appearance

IT hardly seems possible that a year has gone by since I was announcing the next Jazz Workshops for Under 25 year olds – but Marina Pollard, the Workshop Co-ordinator, assures me that it is true.

The 2013 series begins on Saturday 16 March and ends on Saturday 16 June, with 30 March off for the Easter holidays. Classes are held at the Victorian Jazz Archive, 15 Mountain Highway, Wantirna. (Melway Reference 63 C8) and run from 1pm to 4pm. Total cost for the course is just $75, which includes a Student Membership of the Victorian Jazz Archive.

The workshops are open to musicians under the age of 25. To participate they must already have some proficiency on their instruments, and most importantly, be keen to learn how to play jazz. Workshop tutors are all experienced jazz musicians wishing to share their passion for the music which is an important part of their lives. All music and charts are provided. Just bring your instruments. If you’re a budding drummer, ask about the Workshop’s drum kit which may be available for your use.

Here are some of the Class of 2012 with drum master, Brian Abrahams. Most of them are members of the Workshop Band, Running Wild, which has given a number of public performances.

2012 Workshop Participants

For further information or to book a place in this year’s Workshop, phone Marina Pollard, Workshop Coordinator, on 9791 4972 or email info@vicjazzarchive.org.au.

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