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Faculty of Music


Head of Jazz at the Royal Academy, Nick Smart is a prominent jazz trumpet soloist and has led his own projects as well as performed in groups such as the Kenny Wheeler Big Band, the James Taylor Quartet and been conductor for Stan Sulzmann’s and Julian Siegel’s Big Bands, among others. Nick will bring repertoire to play in the workshop that will address ensemble skills and playing together, as well as concepts to work on listening to each other and interacting in the moment; when to adapt and when to stay rooted so that the soloist can go in a different direction in counterpoint to the accompanists. This will be a fascinating workshop for all musicians.  

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Thursday, 6 February, 2020 - 14:00 to 16:30
Event location: 
Recital Room, Faculty of Music