Girl Plays Jazz Project is delighted to have been awarded a National Lottery Project Grant by the Arts Council – to continue to run our live workshops, masterclasses and development opportunities from 2021 to 2023, as well as our new monthly BIG JAZZ THEORY sessions. As part of this we will look to expand our programme outside of London for the first time.
IN PERSON WORKSHOPS
All our workshops are open to girls aged 8 to 18 who have at least 2 years regular tuition on their instrument.
From September 2021 Girl Plays Jazz Project proudly presents: The Jazz Launch Pad – introducing girls and young women to jazz improvisation with the support of the Arts Council. All workshops cost £25 per participant, with free places available for those on low incomes.
Sunday 19th July 2022 afternoon – Cuban Big Band masterclass with the brilliant Sara McGuiness and band at New Unity Hall N1.
August 2022 Mawgan Porth, Newquay, Cornwall date and venue TBC
Saturday 1st October 2022 afternoon – workshop and performance at the Vortex Jazz Club, N1
Saturday 8th October 1 pm to 3.30 pm – workshop and performance at the Shoe Factory, Rushden, Northants.
Sunday 13th November 1 to 3.30 pm – workshop and performance at the Old Ford Jazz Club, Victoria Park.
Sunday 27th November – Cambridge Jazz Festival – time and venue TBC
Please email email@example.com for details on how to register for any of our workshops.
Please watch this space for more dates. We aim to run workshops once each month.
TO SEE WHAT WE DO, CHECK OUT OUR PREVIOUS WORKSHOPS:
WORKSHOP PROGRAMME 2021/2022
Saturday 8th May 2021 @ 2pm
Introduction to Jazz Improvisation workshop (for girls aged between 8 and 18) with the GPJP six-piece house band.
Saturday 17th July 2021 @ 2pm – Shirley Smart Trio Masterclass
Exploring jazz and middle-Eastern fusion with the renowned jazz cellist Shirley Smart
Saturday 11th September 2021
Masterclass with Gareth Lockrane, Tristan Mailliot, Flo Moore and Tom Cawley
Saturday 9th October 2021 @ the Vortex
Sunday 14th November 2021 – Workshop and performance at the Old Ford Jazz Club, Victoria Park as part of the EFG London Jazz Festival
Saturday 20th November 2021 workshop and performance @ Karamel Jazz Club as part of the EFG London Jazz Festival
Sunday 14th November 2021 @ 1pm – introduction to jazz improvisation workshop and performance @ The Old Ford Jazz Club, Victoria Park as part of the EFG London Jazz Festival
Saturday 20th November 2021 @ 10am – introduction to jazz improvisation workshop and performance @ Karamel, Wood Green as part of the EFG London Jazz Festival.
To register for the Festival please get in touch through our contacts page.
Sunday 23rd January 2022 @ 2pm to 5 pm at the WAC Arts Centre in Belsize Park – a collaboration of jazz and art with the renowned artist Gina Southgate.
In this very special workshop, girls aged 8 to 18 will be able to come along as musicians to play jazz with the support of the professional house band AND will be able to work with Gina to create abstract art with collage techniques and paintings inspired by the jazz performance. Girls can take part as musicians, as artists or as both!
Saturday 14th May 2022 – masterclass with the Kate Williams Trio in N1
WORKSHOP PROGRAMME 2019/2020
Saturday 7th September
GPJP workshop and public performance @ Karamel Jazz Club
GPJP @ Karamel
Sunday 6th October @ 3 pm to 6 pm
GPJP workshop and public performance @ The Vortex, Dalston
Girl Plays Jazz Project @ the Vortex
Saturday 23rd November @ 3pm to 8 pm
GPJP Workshop and performance as part of the EFG London Jazz Festival @ Poplar Union, Mile End
Saturday 1st February 2020 afternoon from 2pm
St James’ Church, Prebend Street Angel, N1
Introduction to Jazz Improvisation for girls aged 8 to 16 years
Sunday 8th March 2020 @ Ronnie Scott’s to celebrate International Women’s Day