Jazz Factory Celebrates 20 years!
20th Anniversary Gala Concert Monday 26th November 2018 Wiltshire Music Centre 8pm – Free entry with retiring collection
Jazz Factory is celebrating 20 years of jazz education. During that time over 500 people from all walks of life have been members and over 40 jazz professionals have led the workshops.
To celebrate two world-renowned jazz musicians, Iain Ballamy and Huw Warren will be leading our workshops and appearing at the Showcase Concert on Monday 26th November.
There will be a mixture of the usual group format as well as the group performances led by Iain and Huw. There will also be a chance to see them in action and there may even be a few other surprises. This is a real treat for members and for everyone attending the concert.
ECM recording artist Iain Ballamy is an internationally recognised saxophonist and composer who has been variously described as urbane, original, freethinking and uncompromising.
Find out more www.iainballamy.com
Welsh pianist and composer Huw Warren has achieved an international reputation for innovative and eclectic music making over a thirty year career.
Find out more www.huwwarren.wordpress.com
Please spread the word and we look forward to seeing you there. It’s certainly not to be missed.
Our new term starts Monday 10th September. New members are always welcome. Do just come on down to Wiltshire Music Centre for 7.30pm start and introduce yourself to our Secretary, Lynden. Mike Daniels our Musical Director will then show you to the different groups and suggest the best one for you. Registration is a quick form to fill in. We offer ‘Try for a Fiver’, so there really is nothing to lose!
We particularly welcome drummers and bass players, although we do have room for all instruments/vocalists.
Do get in touch if you would like to put your name down in advance to join us in September.
We are currently planning our 20th anniversary celebrations which will follow our end of term Showcase Concert, Monday 26th November 2018. Details coming soon…
Some local gigs coming up, come and see Emma Harris sing:
The Fringe Bar in Clifton, Friday 22nd June at 9pm. Anders Olinder – keys and Andrew Andy Tween – drums will be joining her.
The Cornerhouse pub in Frome, Sunday 24th June at 4pm. John Law on keys, Andy Tween – drums and Gary Alesbrook – Trumpet will be joining her. They will be doing a tribute to the genius of Stevie Wonder.
A chance to see our tutor in action! Damian will be playing at St James Wine Vaults, Bath on Thursday 17th May with the house trio. It’s a great cellar bar with a real authentic feel to it! £7 (£6). Tickets can be bought at Bath Box Office as well as on the door. 8.30pm start.
There’s no Jazz Factory Bank holiday Mondays. Why not check out some great jazz at Cheltenham Jazz Festival the first bank holiday!
In Jan 2018 we suddenly found ourselves with four groups and two drummers. At Easter we find ourselves with NO DRUMMERS. So to entice you perky percussionists out of your houses, we are offering a special subscription discount. Contact us for more details.
We’re really thrilled that, Rachel Kerry, has agreed to give our site the once over!!