Workshops

 

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. 

 

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 and key workers.

Saturday 25 February 2023 afternoon – masterclass with saxophonist Julian Costello at St Stephen’s Church, New North Road, Islington N1.

Saturday 18th March afternoon – The Shoe Factory, Rushden – introduction to improvisation.

Sunday 19th March 2023 a.m. – SAMBA party! with Cyro Zuzi to celebrate our 5th birthday at New Unity Hall N1 2TZ!

Sunday 16th April 2023 – double art and music masterclass – free jazz with Charlotte Keeffe and collage/painting with jazz painter Gina Southgate.

w/c April 10th 2023 – introduction to improvisation – Mawgan Porth Village Hall, Cornwall.

Please email maddy@maddyshawflute.co.uk 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 2022/2023

Sunday 22 January 2023 afternoon – Gypsy Jazz masterclass with La Bouche Manouche at St Stephen’s Church, New North Road, Islington N1.

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Sunday 13th November 1 to 3.30 pm – workshop and performance at the Old Ford Jazz Club, Victoria Park as part of the EFG London Jazz Festival.

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Saturday 1st October 2022 afternoon – workshop and performance at the Vortex Jazz Club, N1

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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.

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Saturday 17th July 2021 @ 2pm – Shirley Smart Trio Masterclass

Exploring jazz and middle-Eastern fusion with the renowned jazz cellist Shirley Smart

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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.

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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! 

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Saturday 14th May 2022 – masterclass with the Kate Williams Trio in N1

June 2021 @ 2pm – Afro Cuban masterclass with Sara McGuiness and Omar Puente – New Unity Hall

WORKSHOP PROGRAMME 2019/2020

Saturday 7th September
GPJP workshop and public performance @ Karamel Jazz Club


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Sunday 6th October @ 3 pm to 6 pm
GPJP workshop and public performance @ The Vortex, Dalston

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Saturday 23rd November @ 3pm to 8 pm
GPJP Workshop and performance as part of the EFG London Jazz Festival @ Poplar Union, Mile End 

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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 

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Sunday 8th March 2020 @ Ronnie Scott’s to celebrate International Women’s Day

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