“Andrew is a great bloke and made sure everything went as smoothly as possible. His welcoming manner, as well as his attention to detail ensured the weekend had a relaxed feel. It was the perfect environment for imparting insights to keen students.” – Nigel Price
“I loved teaching my first Saxophone Weekend for AB Workshops. This is a great organization and if you decide to attend a workshop you should expect a well organized event that allows you to learn in a fun and supportive environment.” – Jody Espina – President JodyJazz, Chedeville, Rousseau
“I had the pleasure of teaching a two day masterclass at AB Workshops. It was the most fun and organized workshop I’ve ever attended. I was truly impressed by Andrew’s hard work and dedication which truly reflects what has now become a great institution for all students to learn and develop their musicality.” – Tony Kofi
“Andrew is a pleasure to work with and knows how to organize a smooth and successful workshop event. I look forward to doing more together in the future” – Bob Reynolds
“Andy put on a first class weekend workshop and masterclass that I had the pleasure of being part of. Everything was well organized and planned out so we could all focus on the task at hand without distraction. Looking forward to the next one!” – Jay Metcalf (Better Sax)
“I was very pleased to be a vendor and presenter at the AB workshop weekend featuring Jay Metcalf of Better Sax. I enjoyed the energy and enthusiasm of the attendees very much. Andrew provided a first class experience for attendees and vendors alike. I plan to be involved in the future.” – Jody Espina – President JodyJazz/Chedeville/E. Rousseau
“AB Workshops are very well organised, friendly and professionally run. It has been a pleasure working for them & I look forward to more future events.” – Dave O’Higgins
“Andy organised a really super event at the Jay Metcalf Workshop. I really enjoyed the whole Sax Village vibe – other than the workshops themselves there was a repair technician on hand, expert mouthpiece makers, ground-breaking new products from D’Addario and I was happy to represent Sax.co.uk and a small selection of our products. All topped-off with some very delicious food!” – Jim Cheek, sax.co.uk
“AB workshops are always well organised and professional. They are a great weekend for all that attend and it is a pleasure working with them!” – Lucy at D’Addario Woodwinds
“AB Workshops are the best! Andrew puts so much effort and passion in organizing them. Everyone feels so welcome and everything, the venue, the speakers, the food, etc. is top quality” – Pauline Eveno – Présidente SYOS
“I have always had a huge amount of fun facilitating for AB Workshops. The overall programmes are brilliantly thought out and very professionally organised. It’s Andy, working tirelessly in the background, who makes everything run like clockwork!” – Mike Hall
“Drawing on years of experience Andrew Blee launches AB Workshops and I’m delighted to recommend them to you! I’ll be directing an AB Workshop weekend in Manchester in February 2023, come and join us saxophonists, and check out all the other amazing courses on the AB Workshops website!” – Andy Scott
” I’ve been involved in many workshops with Andrew Blee, and AB Workshops. Always superbly organised and full of the kind of people that really want to learn and enjoy. It is always been a pleasure working with AB Workshops.” – Derek Nash
“I delivered many workshops for Andy over the last few years and it’s always been a fantastic experience. Great facilities, lovely participants and a really great environment to make music together. I highly recommend AB Workshops.” – Dan Mar-Molinero, Saxophonist/Composer and Head of Jazz & Pop at The University of Southampton
Welcome to AB Workshops
Looking for a quality music workshop? You’ve found it! We provide world class music workshops around the UK focusing on providing a great customer experience. Supportive, fun, educational, and using only the best tutors available from the UK, Europe and the USA. Below outlines our current music workshops; from classical to jazz, big band to solo performances, a diverse selection for you to choose from.
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28th / 29th October 2023 – As a finalist in the BBC Young Jazz Musician of the Year 2020, winner of the Rising Star category in the 2019 British Jazz Awards, Alex is known to be one of the most in-demand and versatile young saxophonists to have emerged on the British jazz scene.
4th November 2023 (Bournemouth) – Janek has been on the international music scene for over twenty years, touring as a band leader and working with some of the most respected names in the industry including Randy Brecker, Jojo Mayer, Mike Stern, Hiram Bullock and many many more.
6th November 2023 (London) – Janek has been on the international music scene for over twenty years, touring as a band leader and working with some of the most respected names in the industry including Randy Brecker, Jojo Mayer, Mike Stern, Hiram Bullock and many many more.
8th November 2023 (Nottingham) – Janek has been on the international music scene for over twenty years, touring as a band leader and working with some of the most respected names in the industry including Randy Brecker, Jojo Mayer, Mike Stern, Hiram Bullock and many many more.
18th / 19th November 2023 – Rob Buckland is internationally acclaimed as one of the most distinctive, versatile and influential Saxophonists of his generation, regularly appearing as concerto and recital soloist, with his Equivox Trio, and with the Apollo Saxophone Quartet.
30th December 2023 (London) – Fundamentals of Funk and Groove Workshop with Gary & Greg Grainger, whose talent and prowess in the world of music and rhythm are unparalleled. They have worked with the likes of Whitney Houston, Earth Wind & Fire and Eric Marienthal.
3rd / 4th February 2024 – We have one of the UK’s most in demand rock, soul and jazz saxophonists for a two day workshop. We welcome Snake Davis to AB Workshops. Soloist over music such as Klingande “Jubel” and Take That “A Million Love Songs”.
10th / 11th February 2024 – Andy is a multi-nominated and British Composer Award winner, a founder member of the Apollo Saxophone Quartet (est.1985), Tutor of Saxophone & Visiting Tutor of Composition at the Royal Northern College of Music.
9th March 2024 – David has built a strong reputation as a theatre and concert artist, an industry vocal coach and a versatile session singer, performing alongside, amongst others, Beyoncé, Westlife, Elton John, Ellie Goulding, Annie Lennox, Lionel Richie, Chaka Khan, Robbie Williams, Kylie.
30th / 31st March 2024 – Anna Brooks is an internationally acclaimed saxophonist, vocalist, musical director, music arranger, and recording artist, who has established herself as one of the leading female musicians in the UK’s jazz, funk, and pop scenes.
4th / 5th May 2024 – Over the years, Denys has evolved into what Time Magazine describes as “the icon of British jazz”, with a most distinctive and immediately recognisable sound. A much sought after soloist, Denys has played/recorded with some of the biggest names in jazz.
18th May 2024 – A breathing masterclass by the award-winning classical saxophonist Amy Dickson, which explores performance anxiety and includes breathing demonstrations and solo saxophone performances. Essential for everyone and anyone, especially woodwind players!
24th May 2024 – Pizza Express, The Pheasantry, London. We have one of the world’s best saxophone players Eric Marienthal for an in-person saxophone masterclass. Erik will cover various topics including sound, improvisation, and practice time optimization.
22nd / 23rd June 2024 – Over the past two decades acoustic guitarist and songwriter Chris Quinn has made a great name for himself in the world of folk, blues, jazz and acoustic music. His performances have been described by fellow musicians as “a masterclass in the acoustic guitar”.
10th / 11th August 2024 – Tony Kofi is a British Jazz multi-instrumentalist. 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.