Jazz Zone - Summer at SHS
Jazz Zone is a group dedicated to exposing young people to jazz music and developing their understanding and performing skills in the jazz genre. The group nurtures and develops both ensemble and improvising skills through rehearsing and performing a range of jazz music, including swing, bop, soul, funk and Latin styles. Students gain experience of a variety of ensemble settings: studio band, big band and small jazz combo. It is open to young people up to the age of 21 and each summer they use the Shrewsbury House School music facilities to host their course.
To develop and nurture young people's interest in Jazz and help them develop their understanding of the genre, as well as, their performance skills.
The partnership has come about through one of our Visiting Music Teachers, who is heavily involved in running Jazz Zone, as well as various Jazz and Brass Ensembles at school.
The School Music Department is used by the group each summer, for their course that lasts approximately one week.
The Jazz Zone course is open to all young people up to the age of 21.
The course runs for one week during each summer holiday.