16th October 2022 – AB Workshops is delighted to host jazz saxophonist Bob Reynolds; Grammy-winning member of the instrumental group Snarky Puppy, an award-winning composer, and a prolific recording artist with 10 top-selling solo albums to his credit. Bob has worked with a host of pop artists including Michael Bublé, Idina Menzel, Josh Groban, The 1975, and USHER. This isn’t something you want to miss!
19th / 20th November 2022 – POP Big Band with Dan Mar-Molinero. Dan is a saxophonist, composer and educator and has been recognised nationally for his work in jazz and commercial music both as an educator and practitioner. Alongside composing and performing, he is head of Jazz & Popular Music at the University of Southampton, a tutor for the NYJC and runs the pioneering youth jazz organisation, SYJO.
18th / 19th February 2023 – AB Workshops hosts a two day saxophone weekend with Andy Scott at the beautiful Hallé at St Michaels, Manchester, that is aimed equally at classical and jazz saxophonists. The spirit of the weekend is one of intense learning, swapping ideas, lots of saxophone playing of course, and teamwork. A great way to start the year, treat this course as a saxophonic MOT, setting you up musically for 2023.
18th / 19th March 2023 – Tony Kofi joins us for a two day jazz improvisation workshop. Tony is an award winning British Jazz multi instrumentalist born of Ghanaian parents, a player of the Alto, Baritone, Soprano, Tenor saxophones and flute. Having ‘cut his teeth’ in the “Jazz Warriors” of the early 90’s, award-winning saxophonist Tony Kofi has gone on to establish himself as a musician, teacher and composer of some authority.
May 13th / 14th 2023 – We are delighted to announce that Jody Espina, internationally acclaimed saxophonist and jazz educator, and president of JodyJazz Mouthpieces will be hosting a two day saxophone masterclass and workshop. He is a highly sought-after clinician, regularly performing saxophone master classes and workshops around the world. Travelling all the way from the USA, you are not going to want to miss this!
12th / 13th August 2023 – Derek Nash, sax man extraordinaire of Jools Holland fame is coming to AB Workshops. Derek will be running a two day workshop, with sessions on improvisation and chart reading. A fantastic opportunity for sax players to work with one of the UK’s top saxophonists, leader of the award-winning Sax Appeal and featured member of the Jools Holland Rhythm and Blues Orchestra.