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Richmond Jazz School Big Band (C00682-161703)

Availability: Yes

Price: £277.00 Click here for information on help with fees

Please note:
This Course has already started, please have a look at the alternative dates below or it may be possible to join some courses after the start date.

If you're interested in joining this course email to enquire.

Weekdays/Time: Sat (11:30 to 13:30)

Started: 22/04/2017 (Number of Weeks: 13)

End Date: 22/07/2017

Tutor Approval Required? No

Course Overview:

The Richmond Big Band provides the opportunity for experienced jazz students to develop their ensemble playing and ability to improvise. The Band will include full rhythm section, saxophones and brass.

The tutor scheduled to teach this course is Henry Lowther.

How to Enrol:

You can enrol directly online or in person at reception.

Entry Requirements:

This course is not suitable for beginners. You should be able to read well and to have some ability at improvising. If you have played in a jazz style ensemble before, this would be an advantage. We will be looking for drums, bass, guitar, piano, alto, tenor and baritone saxophones, trumpets and trombones

Course Content:

The band will play jazz big band standards from the repertoire and the tutor(s) will endeavour to tailor the parts to the abilities of different learners in different sections. Players will have the chance to improvise (though not compulsory) and to develop their skills at improvising over changes with a large band. You will develop your ensemble playing and ability to approach this music in an idiomatic way.
The band will give some regular performances at RACC and possibly other venues too.

Assessment Methods:

No formal assessment

Additional Information:

• If you require further course information or advice & guidance that is not answered in this outline, please email

For information on course fees and how to get additional help to pay for them look at our How to Pay for Your Course section.

Bring To First Class:

Your instrument and a pencil.


Regular attendance is necessary to ensure the band progresses.

Further Study and Career Opportunities:

Other music classes at RACC

Information Advice and Guidance:

If you are looking for assistance on a new career path, course choice or looking for further opportunities then speak to our Information Advice and Guidance team.


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