Workshops with The Globe – Newcastle (2021)

Play Jazz! Workshop

Play Jazz at The GlobeSaturday 6 November: 13:30 – 17:00 at The Globe with Sue Ferris


In this workshop, through exercises, tunes and improvising, we’ll explore our sense of rhythm and feel. We’ll also investigate some thoughts about creating the tone that you’d like to hear from your instrument of choice! Feel free (if you want to) to bring along an example of a favourite artist, either just a name or a choice of track and we’ll share some of these as a group, and perhaps make some new discoveries! Suitable for musicians of any skill level and instrument.

About Play Jazz! workshops

Play Jazz! is a series of introductory workshops focusing on specific aspects of jazz improvisation, running on the first Saturday of each month (except January and August). Each workshop is different, and is usually facilitated by a different tutor. The Play Jazz! workshops are intended to appeal to a wide range of musicians including those who:

  • play other styles of music but are new to jazz
  • play written music but want to learn to improvise
  • have not played for a while and want to refresh their skills
  • want to meet and play with other jazz musicians
  • Suitable for all instrumentalists and improvising vocalists. Minimum age 16

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Play More Sax!

Arthur HigginsThis 5-week saxophone course is an ideal place to come together and make music in a group setting. We will be covering music of all genres from jazz to classical, soul, funk and pop.

The group will be tailored towards those with a good foundational understanding of the saxophone, with personal and professional arrangements geared towards an advanced beginner/intermediate. The primary function of the group is to have fun whilst playing in a group setting and developing good ensemble practices, as well as working towards occasional performances.

Wednesdays: 14:00 – 15:30 at The Globe
Late Autumn Term starts Wednesday 10 November
Finishes Wednesday 8 December

About the tutor
Arthur works to bring music education to a wider community working as a private tutor for aspiring saxophonists, clarinetists and pianists. He also works with local and regional councils and private organisations such as The Sage Gateshead and Apollo Arts, leading group ensembles of all abilities and lineup.

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Women Play Jazz! workshop – November

Saturday 20 November: 13:30 – 17:00 at The Globe with Julija Jačėnaitė.

Women Play Jazz at The GlobeA series of jazz workshops specifically for women running on the third Saturday of each month (except January and August).

These workshops create a supportive atmosphere for instrumentalists and vocalists alike. They concentrate on developing ways to improvise, playing with others, and having fun with jazz repertoire and beyond. Playing is usually done by ear. Learning will include: communicating with other musicians, demystifying jargon and preparing for a jam session.

Each monthly workshop is different and complete in itself.

Suitable for all female instrumentalists and improvising vocalists. Minimum age 16.

‘Tune in’ with Julija Jačėnaitė (jazz singer, songwriter, educator)

Performance practice is a very big part of becoming a better communicating musician and opens the door to the ability to perform your favourite tunes differently each time. Understanding of the musical material helps you to have the tools needed, and song analysis becomes a very interesting creative process.

Come and play your beloved jazz standards surrounded by fellow participants and together explore performance, interpretation, and improvisation at ‘Tune in’ – a creative workshop for singers and instrumentalists – a part of the learning programme ‘Women Play Jazz!’ at The Globe this November.

Learn about the song structure, try performance exercises, receive advice on how to be more prepared and at the same time – confidently spontaneous while speaking undoubtedly one of the most interesting languages of the whole wild world – Music. You will receive tips on how to explore your performance further, as well as have the opportunity to tune in to musical conversations.

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