Trinity Laban and the Julian Joseph Academy offer Summer 3 Day Jazz course for South London Young Musicians

Julian Joseph

Trinity Laban and The Julian Joseph Jazz Academy invite young musicians from 11-18 to join them for 3 days of jazz exploration during the summer holiday period. Successful applicants will be offered the opportunity to work alongside internationally acclaimed jazz star Julian Joseph, a team of top jazz musicians including Trevor Watkiss, Byron Wallen, Martin Speake and Steve Watts, JJJA alumni and Trinity Laban students. The sessions take place at the Royal Naval College, Greenwich from Tuesday 4 - Thursday 6 Aug 2015, 10am – 4pm.

It is open to singers and players of any instrument whether they’re experienced jazz musicians or first-timers wanting to learn. Applicants should be of Grade 3 or an equivalent standard on their chosen instrument. Working as a groups and within small ensembles the course will teach students how to improve musicianship, ensemble playing and improvisation, and explores the musical legacy of influential figures who have shaped the history of jazz.

Trinity Laban’s Learning and Participation department regularly offers valuable collaborative and mentoring opportunities to young musicians from the London Boroughs of Lambeth, Lewisham, Royal Greenwich and Southwark through its Transform programme. Projects include master classes with professional performing ensembles and the opportunity for the musicians to create their own music working with students and staff from the Conservatoire and partner organisations.

HMDT Music’s Julian Joseph Jazz Academy is a weekly Academy under the artistic direction of internationally renowned jazz pianist and composer Julian Joseph, offering talented young instrumentalists and vocalists an amazing opportunity to work with some of the world’s top jazz musicians to develop their creative talents and performance skills, through exploring the American roots of Jazz.

Julian Joseph says: “Jazz is the music of life and one of the rare and great experiences that can continually thrill and surprise and it is a privilege and honour to spread the sound of this great music with our Summer Course partners at the Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance. Jazz thrives on exceptional teamwork and together JJJA and Trinity Laban look forward to welcoming all to three days of great music making and learning with a combined team of jazz professionals to help budding jazz musicians play with greater connection and understanding”.

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Julian Joseph photo by Andreas Neumann.