Southend Jazz Co-op @ HOFS
A regular workshop open to musicians of all ages and abilities who want to learn and get better at playing jazz in a friendly and supportive atmosphere. There are no “wrong notes” (but there are always better choices – the sessions are run by a series of tutors who help us make those, focusing on developing improvisational skills using well known jazz tunes. The common factor is a love of jazz and a willingness to learn and to make mistakes along the way. One of the features of the co-op are the regular “masterclasses” run by the very best of British jazz musicians. These sessions are usually free to members. Over the years the guests have included Martin Hathaway, Karen Sharp, Derek Nash, Nikki Illes, Simon Spillett and Dave Lewis.