Preview/ update: Global Music Foundation Jazz Workshop and Festival Mar 28-30

Samba performance at GMF 2012 student concert at Kings Place
Photo credit: Melody McLaren

Preview/ update: Global Music Foundation Jazz Workshop and Festival
(Kings Place Hall 2. 28-30th March.)

Stephen Keogh writes: 

GMF London Jazz Workshop and Music Festival at Kings Place is now sold out for full participants of the workshop, 6 weeks in advance. Many thanks to London Jazz News for the invaluable help with the publicity. This is of course great news but at the same time it’s a little sad as we’d like everyone to be able to attend. It is still worth sending in your application and keeping fingers crossed as we are operating a waiting list in case some people already signed up are unable to come due to illness or “life happening”, which it often does.

The students are coming from over 12 different countries and from as far afield as China and the USA, and the age range is from 18 – 70+.

As always we’ve been working at creating opportunities for students who may not have the means to come to our courses where they are able to meet, study and play with Jazz Masters and we are happy to announce the following:

RICO REEDS/D’ADDARIO have awarded a scholarship for Saxophone and the recipient this year is to be 22-year-old Victor Jiminez from Valencia, Spain.

The “Global Music Foundation Award for Drumming Excellence” has been launched together with Leeds College of Music, and this year there are 2 recipients; Tom Higham and Scot Duff who will also attend the workshop.

Global Music Foundation opens relations with the prestigious Jazz Standard Club in New York and welcomes Cole Davis, a talented young bass student on the youth orchestra division of the Jazz Standard Discovery Programme education programme that is run by renowned composer/arranger David O’Rourke.

There are still places available on the Listener Option which is tremendous value and includes entry – as a participant – into the morning group sessions, as an observer during afternoon sessions, and free entry to all concerts and jam sessions at Kings Place for five days that the event runs.

We’re running jam sessions in Hall 2 from Thursday March 28 – Saturday March 30 inclusive from 10pm. Tickets are less than a fiver and you have a chance too see jazz legends mixing it up with the students and guests spontaneously in the true spirit of jazz, and there is a full bar.

Tickets are still available for all evening and lunchtime concerts during the weekend. Please check out the whole programme HERE . (pp)

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