Bristol Youth Jazz 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.