Bristol Youth Jazz

The Bristol Youth Jazz is an ensemble run by Bristol Plays Music and has a fantastic reputation for producing young jazz musicians. Working from a beginner level, it’s a jazz band for instrumentalists rehearsing and performing a wide range of repertoire.

Bristol Youth Jazz runs on a Monday from 6.00 – 7.15pm at BPM’s Music Center West in Southmead.

It’s a friendly group for beginner and intermediate players to begin playing Jazz, improvising and composing as a group.

The sessions are led by composer and saxophonist Richard Barnard.

The repertoire covered in the sessions ranges from familiar standards to more unusual styles and new arrangements. The group gives opportunities to improve sight-reading, playing by ear, ensemble skills and improvising, where students can try out new things in a relaxed and encouraging environment with informal band performances and sharing events throughout the year.

Venue Day Times Standard Ages Cost (2 Terms)
Bristol Music Centre, West Mon 6pm – 7.15pm Grade 4+ 9+ £30

Key Dates 

Term 1 & 2

September 10, 17
October 8, 15, 22
November 5, 12, 19, 26
December 3

Terms 3 & 4

January 14, 21, 28
February 4, 11
March 4, 11, 18, 25
April 1

To enquire about joining please contact: | 0117 204 7140

Depending on your level and experience you may also like the following:

Held at Bristol Centre for Musicians

  • Bristol Youth Orchestra
  • Bristol Youth Chamber Orchestra
  • Bristol Youth Wind Ensemble
  • Bristol Bridge String Orchestra
  • Bristol Sound

Held at Bristol Music Centre, West

  • Bristol Junior String Orchestra
  • String Group
  • Starter Strings
  • Bristol Wind Band
  • Bristol Youth Jazz
  • Flute Group
  • Saxophone Ensemble
  • Bristol Young Percussion
  • Individual instrumental lessons

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