**All of our in person workshops are currently postponed due to the global pandemic, but we will be back soon**

**We are continuing our tuition online – please get in touch if you would like to take part**



We are proud to present our new online 2021 BIG JAZZ THEORY workshops for girls aged 8 to 18 – where we dig a little deeper into jazz history, theory, key musicians and listening in a fun and engaging way.  The cost is £20 for four, monthly 1 hour online Zoom sessions, and we will run 12 sessions throughout 2021.

Saturday 16th January 2021 @ 2pm

The Blues – an introduction to the art form of the Blues and its influence in jazz improvisation.

Saturday 27th February 2021 @ 2pm

Understanding common jazz progressions – chord symbols, cycle of fifths and 2 5 1s

Saturday 20th March 2021 @ 2pm

Early Jazz – looking into (and listening to) the origins of jazz music and the Swing era, and the jazz greats of the time

Saturday 24th April 2021 @ 2pm

Women in Jazz – finding out about the trailblazers in jazz history 

Forthcoming workshops will include:

Key jazz singers in jazz history – what can we learn from them.  Key tips for singers, and for instrumentalists playing with singers.

The development of jazz drumming and jazz drumming legends

Exploring bebop and hard bop in Jazz

Exploring post bop – fusion, ECM, free jazz and beyond…

Meet the rhythm section – the development of the jazz rhythm section

Meet the frontline – the development of the jazz frontline through jazz history

A brief history of the Big Band – from Swing era to contemporary jazz

**Please watch this space**



Saturday 7th September @ 10 am to 1 pm

GPJP workshop and public performance @ Karamel Jazz Club, WoodGreen – cost £25

PLEASE BOOK THIS ASAP if you would like to come!

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Sunday 6th October @ 3 pm to 6 pm

GPJP workshop and public performance @ The Vortex, Dalston – cost £25

Please complete this form to register:

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Saturday 23rd November @ 3pm to 8 pm

GPJP Workshop and performance as part of the EFG London Jazz Festival @ Poplar Union, Mile End – cost £30

Please book/pay directly though the Poplar Union website here:

Please also complete the following registration form:



Saturday 1st February 2020 afternoon from 2pm

St James’ Church, Prebend Street Angel, N1

Introduction to Jazz Improvisation for girls aged 8 to 16 years – £25 per girl

Please complete this form to register:

Please note this is a change to our previously advertised programme as out masterclass will now be in May – see below.


Sunday 8th March 2020 @ Ronnie Scott’s to celebrate International Women’s Day

This workshop is by invitation only.

Sunday 29th March @ the Vortex in Dalston from 2pm

STOP PRESS:  **WE regret to say that due to the global pandemic this workshop is suspended for now – but we will be back at the Vortex soon…

Introduction to jazz improvisation workshop for girls aged 8 to 16 years with a performance at the Vortex Jazz Club – £25 per girl

Please complete this form to register.

Saturday 9th May February 2020 afternoon from 2pm

Masterclass workshop with the international, multi-award winning musician – baritone player, arranger, composer, bandleader and educator Issie Barratt – cost £25

Please complete this form to register.

June/July 2020 – date and venue TBC

Masterclass workshop with Sara McGuinness – introduction to Cuban big band

And please watch this space for further dates in the planning including:

Masterclass with Michele Drees Jazz Tap Project 

Masterclass with Shirley Smart and Charlotte Keefe – free jazz and improvisation 

Development day learning how a recording studio works

…and much more …

The cost of our workshops is £25 to pay for the considerable skill and expertise of our 6 piece house band. Free places are always available for those on low incomes.