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By neilmaya, Apr 3 2016 10:50PM

We're all really excited about this brand new project. We've done a rehearsal and it sounded pretty cool.


We're playing the classic Brubeck like Take 5 , Blue Rondo Ala Turk, Unsquare Dance etc and some less well known but equally excellent Brubeck charts plus a few of ours in the first set.


Entrance just £5 Thursday 21st April 8pm Barrel House Totnes

By neilmaya, Jul 24 2015 09:22AM

I am really pleased to say that I am going to run another 8 weej jazz course this autumn on 8 Mon nights with a gig at the end of it on a Sunday evening.


Attached is a flier for the course. If you are wanting to book a place please get in touch with Charlie asap (especially if you are a horn player) as places sometimes go quickly on 01803 865917 or charlielowe@gmail.com. Any questions about the music get in contact with me. I intend to do up to about 6 great tunes through the course looking at many different aspects within those tunes.



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As is the way with the arts, I do a number of different disciplines within music. I play soprano, alto, and tenor saxes and clarinet professionally. I teach clarinet, saxophone,jazz improvisation (all instruments) and music theory as well as running various groups including a big band, jazz bands, a clarinet group and workshops (usually with a improvisational slant). I also regularly arrange and compose and partake in quite a bit of band leading. My influences and interests lie primarily in jazz and classical music, but I also love working with salsa, funk, soul, motown, blues and more. Oh and by the way, I read music, play by ear and improvise to a high standard.

 

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