Derek Nash Jazz Improv Workshop13th October 2024

St Leonards Hotel, Ringwood, BH24 2NR.

Derek Nash Jazz Improv Workshop13th October 2024

St Leonards Hotel, Ringwood, BH24 2NR.

On 13th October 2024 AB Workshops welcome Derek Nash, Sax man extraordinaire of Jools Holland fame. Derek will be running a one day workshop on all things jazz improv. 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.

Derek endorses Vandoren and Fusion Bags.

Derek Nash

During this workshop, Derek will cover a range of jazz improvisation techniques, including understanding chords, melodic development, and rhythmic ideas. Participants will have the opportunity to jam with Derek and learn how to navigate through jazz chord progressions with ease.

Whether you’re a beginner looking to improve your improvisation skills or an experienced jazz musician looking to take your playing to the next level, this workshop is perfect for you. Don’t miss out on this one-of-a-kind opportunity to learn from Derek and take your improvisation skills to new heights!

Playing level: As a guide, you’ll need an instrumental ability of Grade 3 standard or above.

On 13th October 2024 AB Workshops welcome Derek Nash, Sax man extraordinaire of Jools Holland fame. Derek will be running a one day workshop on all things jazz improv. 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.

During this workshop, Derek will cover a range of jazz improvisation techniques, including understanding chords, melodic development, and rhythmic ideas. Participants will have the opportunity to jam with Derek and learn how to navigate through jazz chord progressions with ease.

Whether you’re a beginner looking to improve your improvisation skills or an experienced jazz musician looking to take your playing to the next level, this workshop is perfect for you. Don’t miss out on this one-of-a-kind opportunity to learn from Derek and take your improvisation skills to new heights!

Derek endorses Vandoren and Fusion Bags.

Playing level: As a guide, you’ll need an instrumental ability of Grade 3 standard or above.
Derek Nash
Specifics About The Weekend
  • Based at St Leonards Hotel in beautiful Dorset, with excellent facilities
  • One day of tutor lead sessions, four sessions in total
  • Suitable for the following instruments: Saxophone, Trumpet, Trombone, Clarinet
  • Workshop runs from 10am – 4.30pm, with two 30 minute breaks and a 1 hour lunch break
  • Optional: A Hot lunch (including requirements such as vegetarian, gluten intolerance etc)
  • Refreshments; Tea, coffee (including freshly made filter coffee), juices, a variety of biscuits, fresh pastries
  • Prices range from £60-£74 for one day
  • FREE parking
  • On-site accommodation (subject to availability). Not included in the price, please book direct with the hotel
  • Safe, simple, secure. We have now set it up for you to be able to book easier than ever before, simply BOOK ONLINE
  • Payment plan scheme now available; pay £25 upfront and then pay monthly by direct debit for the balance

Alternatively if you have any questions on the suitability of this course for you we will be happy to help. Contact us at hello@abworkshops.com or by calling 07711 998058 and we will be happy to discuss your needs further.

Participant Information

As an approximate guideline; be able to play around Grade 3 standard. Please note, this does not mean you need Grade 3 qualification, it means your current playing level should be of this standard or better. We also have an alternative guideline of being able to play your major scales up to 4 sharps and flats. You can however be totally new to improvising, having a good solid foundation on the instrument is key foremost.

Regardless of your current level, we here at AB Workshops are committed to providing tuition and support at a pace that allows you to absorb salient points while good progress and motivation is maintained.

What do we mean by “grades” as a measuring tool? We use the ABRSM/Trinity “classical” syllabus, but in most respects this applies to the Jazz grades as well. If you haven’t taken any grades then please contact us to discuss suitability.
– Saxophone/Flute/Clarinet/Bass Clarinet
– Trumpet
– Trombone
You will need to bring your own instrument and instrument stand as well as a music stand.
Price for this one day workshop ranges from £60-£74
Refreshments; Tea, coffee (including freshly made filter coffee), juices, a variety of biscuits, fresh pastries.

A hot lunch is included if you choose that option when making the booking (including requirements such as vegetarian, gluten intolerance etc).
Times for the workshop are as follows:

Arrive: 9.30am onwards
Session one: 10am – 11.15am
Morning break: 11.15am – 11.45am
Session two: 11.45am – 1pm
Lunch: 1pm – 2pm
Session three: 2pm – 3pm
Afternoon break: 3pm – 3.30pm
Session four: 3.30pm – 4.30pm
Participants of all ages are welcome. Please note: Participants under 18 will need to provide parent/ guardian contact details.

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