Sun 29th | 2pm | Play With The House Band Workshop

An opportunity to play and interact with the BACM jazz tutors, Greg Sterland and Federico Leonori. For an afternoon, be part of the band in a non judgmental and supportive environment where jazz musicians of all abilities are welcome. Throughout the session the tutors will be offering practical tips and suggestions on how to improve …

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Sun 29th | 11.30am | Jazz Piano Workshop

Bristol Jazz and Blues Festival have teamed up with Bristol Academy of Creative Music to provide a range of music workshops. BACM is pleased to present an interactive workshop, giving an insight into the different roles of the jazz pianist within a trio context, open to jazz pianists of all abilities or those who just …

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Sat 28th | 2.30pm | Jazz Instrumental Workshop

Bristol Jazz and Blues Festival have teamed up with Bristol Academy of Creative Music to provide a range of music workshops. ‘BACM tutor Adam Stokes presents a practical instrumental Jazz workshop for soloists and rhythm section players. The session will discuss the conversational nature of Jazz, providing creative accompaniment ideas and breaking down improvisation techniques …

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Sat 28th | 5pm | Vocal Workshop with Lucy Moon

Come and join Bristol-based jazz singer and BACM tutor Lucy Moon for an introduction to incorporating jazz phrasing into your voice. We’ll be exploring simple and wonderfully effective tools to shake up the delivery of a song and transform it into something unique to yourself. We’ll also work on expanding your vocal communication with the …

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Sun 29th | 10am | Tricia Boutté Cookery Workshop

On top of being a world renowned vocalist, New Orleans’ own Tricia Boutté is a celebrated chef presenting a fun-and-fact filled masterclass focusing on her unique twists to classic New Orleans and Cajun recipes. Get a glimpse into the secret of delicious Southern States cuisine as Tricia demonstrates how to get the best from New …

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Sat 28th | 12pm | Jump Blues Workshop with Chris Corcoran

Referencing the big sound of ‘40s & ‘50s R&B guitar, this workshop will give a fresh perspective on how to add drive, style and invention to the modern Blues guitarist’s canon of licks. The course gives tips to hone your own playing including a nod to the likes of T-Bone Walker, Bill Jennings, Charlie Christian …

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Sun 29th | 8pm | Adrian Utley plays Grant Green + Albuca

Adrian Utley is a multi-talented guitarist, producer, composer and one of the founding members of iconic Bristol band Portishead. In this special show he’ll revisit his jazz roots in a celebration of Blue Note guitar legend Grant Green. The backing group features four of the UK’s leading jazz musicians in Mark Edwards, Ben Castle, Arnie …

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Sun 29th | 4.30pm | Tricia Boutté – Gumbo Europa

New Orleans native and niece of the great Lillian Boutté, Tricia Boutté aka Sista Teedy is a formidable artist now resident in Norway where she travels throughout Europe and beyond spreading joy in a way only members of the Boutté family can do! Boutté is joined here by an all-star group of UK jazz and …

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Sat 28th | 9pm | Ladies Sing The Blues

A trio of Bristol’s finest female blues/soul singers Victoria Klewin, Elles Bailey and Lady Nade join forces to produce a show that places the music of the early ‘Blues Queens’ such as Bessie Smith, Ma Rainey and Ethel Waters before moving along to the great female blues artists of the 1950’s – Etta James, Ruth …

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Sat 28th | 3pm | Bright Lights Big City – a musical history of Urban Blues

Our good friends (and experts in all things guitar-related) at Guitarist and Guitar Techniques magazines have joined forces to produce this new show focusing on the period between the acoustic Delta Blues sound of the 1930’s and the advent of Rock ’n’ Roll in the 1950’s. This was the era of giants such as Muddy …

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