🎷 Latin Big Band with Dan Mar-Molinero 🎷🎷 1st - 2nd April 2023 🎷

St Leonards Hotel, Ringwood, BH24 2NR

🎷 Latin Big Band with Dan Mar-Molinero 🎷🎷 1st - 2nd April 2023 🎷

St Leonards Hotel, Ringwood, BH24 2NR

We are pleased to welcome Dan Mar-Molinero to host a Latin Big Band Workshop in April 2023. An experienced saxophonist, Dan has appeared at numerous high profile venues and festivals with his own groups and alongside numerous leading jazz and pop performers including Julian Joseph, Billy Cobham and Corrine Bailey-Rae.

This two day workshop is ideal for anyone wanting to play some great latin tunes in a big band style. Dan is a fantastic educator and course leader. With a relaxed atmosphere, it’s sure to be a fun and exciting weekend.

POP Big Band
POP Big Band with Dan Mar Molinero

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

We are pleased to welcome Dan Mar-Molinero to host a Latin Big Band Workshop in April 2023. An experienced saxophonist, Dan has appeared at numerous high profile venues and festivals with his own groups and alongside numerous leading jazz and pop performers including Julian Joseph, Billy Cobham and Corrine Bailey-Rae.

This two day workshop is ideal for anyone wanting to play some great latin tunes in a big band style. Dan is a fantastic educator and course leader. With a relaxed atmosphere, it’s sure to be a fun and exciting weekend.

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

As a composer, songwriter and record producer his work spans genres. Dan’s music has appeared worldwide on; film and TV scores, including a Bafta nomination; video games, including the popular FIFA series; and hit records, including a ‘Top 3’ and several top twenty records, having written for major artists such as Craig DavidGareth Gates and Mel C in both the UK and abroad.

Dan’s roots have always been within jazz, in particular large ensemble works, writing and collaborating with artists such as Soweto Kinch, Yazz Ahmed and Courtney Pine. His forthcoming jazz orchestra album “Taproot” was recorded over lockdown and features two of the most in-demand and respected European jazz greats, Jasper Hoiby and Julian Arguelles.

A committed educator, Dan works part-time at the University of Southampton as ‘Head of Jazz, Pop & Musical Theatre‘ and is in constant demand nationally too. Dan is also the Director of the hugely successful Southampton Youth Jazz Orchestra and is a lead tutor and trustee for the National Youth Jazz Collective (NYJC). Dan was also the first individual to receive a ‘Will Michael Diploma’ for ‘Services to Jazz Education’ by Jazz Services and the Music Education Council, an award normally reserved for civic authorities and music services.

Specifics About The Weekend
  • Based at St Leonards Hotel in beautiful Dorset, with excellent facilities
  • Two full days of tutor lead sessions, four sessions per day
  • Suitable for the following instruments: Saxophone, Trumpet, Trombone, Drums, Bass, Guitar, Percussion
  • Workshop runs from 10am – 4.30pm each day, 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 £50-£115 for two days depending on instrument
  • 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

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

You’ll need an instrumental ability of Grade 3 standard or above. Please note, this does not mean you need Grade 3 qualification, it means your current playing level should be of this standard or better.

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
– Trumpet
– Trombone
– Drums
– Bass
– Guitar
– Percussion
You will need to bring your own instrument and instrument stand as well as a music stand.

Drums: You’ll need to bring your own kit.

Guitar/Bass: You’ll need to bring your own amps.
Price for this two day workshop ranges from £50-£115 depending on if you include the lunch option when booking.
A hot lunch is included if you choose that option when making the booking (including requirements such as vegetarian, gluten intolerance etc).

Refreshments; Tea, coffee (including freshly made filter coffee), juices, a variety of biscuits, fresh pastries.
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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