sax teacher and jazz band leader, Leeds

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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.

The North Leeds Jazz Orchestra has a facebook page where the latest gigs are announced

JAZZ BANDS
for students

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One of the jazz bands which Martin has directed for many years is the North Leeds Jazz Orchestra, which consists of adult members of the North Leeds Music Centre.

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tel:

07584 248 794

0113 226 6483

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Sax players of the North Leeds Jazz Orchestra

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

ADULT JAZZ BANDS
JAZZ WORKSHOPS

Opportunities to play jazz in Leeds

For orchestral

 opportunities

in Leeds, see

the Orchestras

page

If you prefer to play orchestral music on the sax, go to the Orchestras page for opportunities to play in amateur orchestras in Leeds.

Martin Townshend, sax teacher, Leeds

0113 226 6483

MARTIN TOWNSHEND