Jazz Big Band Summer School at Newpark Academy of Music


Newpark Academy of Music
Dates: July 4-10, 2022
(each participant will attend three evening classes during the week between 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. and on Saturday and Sunday)


There is an extensive musical and social history of jazz music and its development, Newpark Academy of Music continues to contribute to this exciting and ever-evolving genre of music. We are delighted to offer music students from all backgrounds the opportunity to apply for our 2022 Big Band Summer Jazz Course.

Participants will establish a solid theoretical and stylistic foundation for improvisation and performance within a large jazz ensemble. Emphasis will be placed on the development of the student’s individual expression and creativity. Led by the highly experienced Big Band Leader & Saxophonist Kieran Wilde, the faculty will also include some of Ireland‘s leading exponents of jazz music; Pianist Scott Flanigan and drummer Kevin Brady.

The last evening of the course will end with a one-hour concert in Newpark performing the repertoire taught during the week. The final recital will also feature critically acclaimed tenor saxophonist and composer Meilana Gillard (USA) as a guest soloist. The Newpark Big Band course is the only course of its type available in Ireland and will give you the tools to improve your ability to perform as a whole and expand your playing opportunities in the future.

For more information, please contact:

e: [email protected]
Phone. : +353 1 2883740

Newpark Academy of Music
Newtownpark Avenue, Blackrock,
Co Dublin

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