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 are currently offering a hybrid version of Jazz Factory.

Sessions are mainly 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.


Summer Term HYBRID (Zoom & Wiltshire Music Centre)

Mondays 19th April – 5th July 2021 (No sessions bank holidays 3rd May & 31st May)

Terms s

Subscription – £100

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19th April, 26th April & 10 May – Sessions will run online via Zoom for everyone 7.30pm- 9.15pm

17th May – 5th July Sessions will start back at Wiltshire Music Centre 7.30pm – end time TBC, with two group leaders. The Zoom session will continue to run with one group leader 7.30-9pm. Group Leaders will rotate each week between Zoom & WMC.

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.      


Online via ZOOM

  • Meet Monday evenings at 7.30- 9.15pm (join from 7.15pm) (NB from 17th May onwards the end time will be 9pm)
  • Two interactive webinars given by the tutors. We have a selection of interesting topics that will be presented
  • Interactive Breakout Sessions
  • 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 tbc

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). From Monday 17th May 2021

  • Meet Monday evenings at 7.30pm- finish time TBC
  • 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