JAZZ FACTORY ONLINE/ WMC

Due to the success of our online sessions, and the desire to accommodate those wishing to get back to play at our live sessions at Wiltshire Music Centre, we will be offering a hybrid version of Jazz Factory.

Sessions will mainly be hosted on Zoom, however, when it is safe to do so, we will also offer our live jazz workshop sessions at Wiltshire Music Centre. These will run at the same time as the Zoom sessions and members will be free to choose which session they would like to attend. Those who attend WMC will have access to all the materials and video re-plays from our Zoom sessions as well.

Our online sessions take place using an online platform called Zoom. You can either download their app or use it directly on your browser. Zoom help video is here. Click here to go to DATES & FEES summarised.

Spring Term

Mondays 18th January – 29th March 2021 (No session 15th February)

Sessions will be mainly online via Zoom with hopefully some live sessions at Wiltshire Music Centre after February half-term (22nd February) if it is safe to do so. WMC sessions will run at the same time on Mondays, and members will be free to choose which session, (Zoom or WMC), they would like to attend. Those who attend WMC will have access to all the materials and video re-plays from our Zoom sessions.      

8 sessions – Subscription – £68

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Online via ZOOM

  • Meet Monday evenings at 7.30- 9.30pm (join from 7.15pm)
  • Two interactive webinars given by the tutors. We have a selection of interesting topics that will be presented
  • Interactive Breakout Sessions
  • Everyone gets a One-to-One troubleshooting or feedback session with a group leader on topics of their choice
  • Live performance opportunities within the main sessions. We are planning to get more interaction in the online sessions
  • All members can join our Jazz Factory Online Lounge (Private Facebook group)
  • Virtual performance opportunities
  • Guest tutor slot

Live sessions at WILTSHIRE MUSIC CENTRE (when it is safe to do so, these sessions will run at the same time as the Zoom sessions, giving members a choice of which session they would like to attend). Not before 22nd February.

  • Meet Monday evenings at 7.30- 9pm
  • Work in small bands, led by local experienced professional jazz musicians in a structured workshop style
  • You will work on a selection of tunes and learn improvisation as well as about playing in a band
  • There will be opportunities for mini foyer performances/ jams
  • We hope to put on a socially-distanced mini Showcase Concert in the Auditorium, making full use of the fantastic facilities at the Wiltshire Music Centre

BOTH SESSIONS INCLUDE

  • Resources such as ‘handouts’ and backing tracks that will link up with our core repertoire for the term. (These can be accessed on the Members Page – On receiving your payment, we will share the password with you).
  • All members can join our Jazz Factory Online Lounge (Private Facebook group)
  • Full access to the Zoom recordings for 3 months, even if you have attended the live sessions
  • The sessions are led by our fantastic group leaders, Mike Daniels – trumpet, Rachel Kerry – piano, Ross Hughes – saxophone.

This is what our online members say:

‘Well structured, accessible sessions with a solid mix of practical tasks aligned with underpinning theory, supported by downloadable resources. Works for me.’ Charles

‘Having the music sent through ready for the session. Having everything explained and broken down. Seeing so many other people. Everyone so friendly.’ Lisa


Have a look at Monday night at the Jazz Factory Online