Jazz Summer School/Sing Jazz

Jazz Summer School

Edinburgh Napier University Jazz Summer School

A week long intensive, hands-on course delivered by the cream of Scottish jazz musicians and educators, led by Edinburgh Napier University’s Jazz Musician in Residence, Dr Haftor Medbøe. We welcome instrumentalists age 14 and above of all abilities and experience. The streamed curriculum includes practical approaches to theories of improvisation, instrumental master classes, ear training and ensemble work, culminating in a concert at a city centre venue as part of the Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival. Students are offered complimentary tickets to nightly selected concerts promoted by our Festival partners.

Past tutors include: Laura MacDonald, Konrad Wiszniewski, Martin Kershaw, Dick Lee, Chris Greive, Eddie Severn, Steve Hamilton, Dave Patrick, Tom Gibbs, Mario Caribe, Kevin Glasgow, Kenny Ellis, Tom Lyne, Stuart Brown, Paul Mills, Chris Wallace.

International guest tutors have included: Dave Kane, Bobby Watson, Ingrid Jensen, Greg Hutchinson, Warren Vache, Stan Tracey, David Berkman, Wayne Krantz, Eva Malling, Espen Eriksen, and David Milne.

For further information and an application form please call: 0131 455 6038, or email Haftor Medbøe at h.medboe@napier.ac.uk

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2017 dates: 17th – 21st July

Course fees: £340/£260 (concessions for under 18, student, unwaged and OAP)


From July 2017 we are also offering a Summer School for vocalists:

Jessie Bates

Sing Jazz

A brand new five-day course developed specifically for vocalists, run in conjunction with the Edinburgh Napier University Jazz Summer School at the University’s Merchiston Campus.

Led by vocal tutor Jessie Bates students will work together as a vocal ensemble and alone as soloists with an accompanist. During the course,  students will develop their skills in vocal technique, performance, interpretation and approaches to improvisation.

Students are offered nightly complimentary tickets to selected concerts promoted by our Festival partner.

The five days culminate in a public concert in a city centre venue as part of the Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival.

We welcome singers aged 16 and above of all abilities and experience.

For further information/booking contact Jessie Bates – jessiebates@gmail.com

2017 dates: 17th – 21st July

Course fees: £300/£250 (concessions for under 18, student, unwaged and OAP)