Jazz Masterclass and Concert, Jan 2012

On 31st January the KES Big Band were treated to an afternoon workshop from saxophonist Simon Allen and pianist John Dickson. Together they worked on the groups improvisation and listening skills and worked on their general jazz musicianship. They students worked hard from 2pm to 6pm and then presented the material they had learned that day in a concert in the Recital Room to parents. It was clear just how much they had learned during the day and the audience were also treated with a performance of Bye Bye Blackbird by Simon and John. Organised by Dr. Leaman, the event was extremely successful and enjoyable and will help in the band's quest to fill the Anvil Concert Hall with their sound as part of the Gala Concert in March