A week of total immersion in jazz and improvisation.
An intensive musical language course in a supportive environment,
with a lot of enthusiastic people at all levels. You may surprise
yourself ....and it's fun !
Improvisation, jazz harmony, the exploration of various jazz idioms, and group performance will be the main areas covered. There are nightly organised jam sessions from 6.00pm and all-night jams after dinner in the Cave, plus free concerts by the tutors and other professional jazz musicians. At the end of the week the students perform to a live audience.
WEEK ONE | SATURDAY JULY 25th - SATURDAY AUGUST 1st
The Full Monty featuring the Week One tutors listed below. Open to all instruments and levels.
WEEK TWO | SATURDAY AUGUST 1st - SATURDAY AUGUST 8th
We offer three complimentary courses
for those seeking to extend their experience beyond the standard jazz workshop enviroment. These three options will run together and some aspects will be integrated.
STUDENT RATE Students and others in full time education now benefit from the €500 student rate.
All courses are adults only
(18+), unless chaperoned (16+)* New discounted Student rate
for those in full time education more
Saturdays are travel days. Course activity limited to an evening
jam session. Click
here for more details...
Duncan's Foundation Course will be running along the
lines of his workshops at Hideaway. All instruments
and standards are welcome however a basic knowledge
of your instrument is required. But if you think it
might be too basic here is a quick summary of a recent
Hideaway curriculum. http://www.hideawaylive.co.uk/jazz-workshops
Not sure ? Why not try a taster session at the club
? (If you live in the UK of course)
Prices cover six days of jazz tuition, including
course materials; accommodation, continental breakfast, lunch
and evening meals with wine; full use of facilities, including
bar, restaurant; and transfer from Bergerac airport or rail-station
to the Chateau. No hidden extra charges, euro surcharges or
cab fares costing more than your flight. Keyboards, drum kits,
PAs and some amps are provided..... more
Fly direct to Bergerac
Airport from London (Stansted, Gatwick), Amsterdam, Brussels,
Edinburgh, Liverpool, Birmingham, Bristol, Manchester, Southampton,
Nottingham, Exeter, and Leeds-Bradford with RyanAir;
For an ethical journey take the
Eurostar via Lille or Paris to Bergerac.
The Dordogne Jazz Summer school welcomes students
from all countries. In past years these have included the UK,
France, Ireland, Spain, Japan, USA, Holland, Israel, Austria,
Canada, Turkey, Norway, China (Hong Kong), Sweden, South Africa,
Catalonia, Austrailia, and Italy. Teaching is primarily in English
with French translation available as Andrea Vicari, Jon Bratoeff
and drum tutor Scott are fluent and the rest of us get by. We
use the internationally recognised jazz nomemclature (as found
in the "Real Books"). To translate pages click on
the Google Translator widget above.
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