Type “Jazz Improvisation” into your search engine and you get “making up new melodic solo lines or accompaniment parts. Improvisation is composing on the spot” (Wikipedia). You can just about smell the fear of competent young musicians wanting to cross over into the Jazz genre and bumping up against improvisation as a reason not to! Running
Doncaster Youth Jazz Association are excited to be delivering some of it’s 2017 music educational programme in partnership with the Ronnie Scott’s Charitable Foundation. From January 2017 we have a host of new projects planned that are designed to get the Yorkshire region’s young jazz musicians engaged in music. Look out for “Trombones on the
When it comes to the world of jazz we have often encountered sharp intakes of breath from experienced, classically trained musicians. Recently, one jovially remarked that it would be like “crossing over into the dark side,” not quite understanding the types of jazz on offer and the palm sweating arena of musical performance. For certain,
Do you want to learn how to play an instrument? Perhaps you play an instrument already and want to learn how to move across into the jazz genre? Or maybe you’re a budding or accomplished young jazz musician already and would relish the opportunity of learning from the best? In partnership with the National Youth
Our new EP, “Feeling Good” launches tomorrow night at our joint concert “Swing on a Summer’s Evening”.
The Herten and Doncaster exchange season is almost upon us! Here at HQ we are all busy with getting the upcoming Doncaster/ Herten 22nd Year exchange ready and underway.
Between the 16th – 18th September 2016 DYJA, in partnership with Doncaster Music Education Hub, will be welcoming NYJO for a weekend of Jazz education across the region.
Who would have thought that this musical extravaganza now in its 22nd year could convey so much more than a collection of young people playing jazz?
What do Jonathan Ross, M-People, Ray Charles, Tom Jones, George Michael, Take That, and Doncaster Youth Jazz Association have in common? Snake Davis…