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Sunday Shed: Scratch Big Band with Mark Armstrong
11th February 2018 @ 10:00 am - 2:30 pm
We’re excited to announce ‘Sunday Sheds’ our new Sunday activity at the NYJO Academy.
Running twice a term at our Academy base in Morpeth School, these intensive Sunday sessions will focus on different aspects of big band playing and jazz improvisation. Leading these sessions will be an exciting roster of talented jazz musicians bringing musical influences from all over the world.
Launching our Sunday Shed series in February with a Scratch Big Band, will be Mark Armstrong, NYJO Artistic Director.
Time: 10 – 2.30pm
Date: Sunday 11th February
Location: Morpeth Secondary School
Scratch Big Band
NYJO Artistic Director Mark Armstrong leads a session for musicians to come along and develop the skills required to tackle some of main band NYJO’s repertoire. Through a combination of reading notated music and playing by ear, the fundamental disciplines of groove, ensemble, phrasing, reading and some improvisation will be covered.
Ability Guideline: Grade 5 upwards.