sax teacher and jazz band leader, Leeds
Martin runs a new group in north Leeds called Jam Today! which is for Year 6+ players who are interested in learning to improvise. A variety of musical styles are explored, including jazz, folk, klezmer, blues and rock. The relaxed, no-pressure atmosphere will suit entry level players as well as the more advanced.
Martin regularly takes part in running jazz workshops at the Seven Arts Centre, based in Chapel Allerton, Leeds. Here players of all ages and instruments can learn improvisation techniques and join in playing jazz with others.
Many students who are learning to play the sax are drawn towards playing jazz. In Leeds there is wide choice of amateur jazz bands to play with, some of which are led by sax teacher Martin Townshend.
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The orchestra plays jazz from the swing era onwards, and regularly performs at local and community events as well as being available for festive functions such as weddings, tea dances and private parties.
YOUTH JAZZ BANDS
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Opportunities to play jazz in Leeds
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