Jazz workshop for young musicians planned during Leyburn Jazz Festival


Young musicians are invited to spend a morning working alongside professionals to develop their appreciation of jazz and improvisation.

As part of Leyburn Jazz Festival, taking place from October 22 to 24, the workshop session will be led by the pianist and North-East native Paul Edis and his band Triptych.

Participants aged 11 to 25 will be shown how to develop musicianship, ensemble, instrumental technique, solo improvisation, arranging and composition skills in a relaxed and friendly environment.

The session takes place on the morning of Sunday, October 24 and is free, with a start time of 10am at the Garden Rooms at Tennants.

Booking is required via the festival website at www.leyburnjazz.co.uk but is free.

Festival organiser Colin Bailey said: “Young people that might be interested in coming along don’t need to be able to read music or have graded exams to take part but, as a guide, they should ideally be working at Grade 3 or above to get the most out of the session.

“Paul and his band will encourage you to share your ideas and together you will create a selection of short pieces that will be presented as part of a showcase performance at the end of the session.

“All instruments including voice are welcome to attend.”

Leyburn Jazz Festival takes place in the Garden Rooms and venues in Leyburn town centre.

For more information, visit www.leyburnjazz.co.uk