This masterclass is open to all ‘bone players of all standards. Dennis will have tips on improvisation, how and what to practice, how to develop individual sound, play in all the different styles and much more. Oh! And there’ll be lots of playing as well!
Dennis Rollins is an acclaimed musician, composer and educator. He is well-known on the British and international jazz scene, and celebrated for his versatility and unique approach to the trombone in a repertoire of high-energy, groove-based, funky dance music with jazz attitude and stylings. Dennis has received critical acclaim and many awards, including Trombonist of the Year at the inaugural Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Awards; BBC Jazz Award for Best Band, Marsden’s Pedigree British Jazz Award for Best Trombonist and the prestigious cross-Parliamentary Jazz Educator Award. Dennis is an Ambassador to the National Foundation for Youth Music’s Endangered Species programme, set up to boost youth interest in instruments such as the trombone, French horn, double bass, bassoon, tuba and oboe. He is also on the Board of the Advisors of the British Trombone Society. Dennis has performed with some of the world’s top jazz and pop acts, including Quincy Jones, the Jazz Warriors, Courtney Pine, Jamiroquai, Brand New Heavies, Blur and Maceo Parker. He is also a formidable band leader of jazz/funk outfit Badbone & Co and the sensational Velocity Trio. Their latest album ‘Symbiosis’ is enjoying rave reviews.
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