As this challenging year draws to a close, we wish you a happy Christmas or whatever you celebrate, and good health for 2021. We look forward to resuming our workshops in due course and making music together again. In the meantime you may be interested in these jazz programmes on BBC iPlayer:
Needless to say our workshops remain suspended due to the renewed Government restrictions for the pandemic. However, we are determined to resume when it is safe to do so and permitted again.
Hopefully you're practising at home and are eager to play with us and our wonderful tutors in the not too distant future. Stay well and may music help maintain sanity during these challenging times!
In the meantime, keep well and keep practising at home. You can also listen to various excellent recordings by some of our highly accomplished tutors. If you enjoy what you hear you could support these local professional musicians by purchasing some of their fine albums online.
You can explore his many musical activities on his website:
Another great pianist, Lyle Mays, sadly passed away this week. He was the long standing mainstay of the Pat Metheny Group and created much wonderful music such as this Highland Aire:
Here are some of his varied and latest recordings which are well worth exploring:
(There's no session on 17 September as the venue is not available).
Here are some of his excellent recordings for you to explore: