ABOUT YORK JAZZ INITIATIVE

Jazz is an incredible music as it has such a wide range of feelings and emotions contained within  it.

It ranges from cool introspection to wild, joyous abandon, from the swing rhythms of New Orleans to the vibrant grooves of South America.  Every part of the world has its own jazz dialect, its own approach to this broad church called Jazz.  We are here to help everyone get involved with this amazing music.

 

York Jazz Initiative has been created to provide jazz education for adults in the local community of all abilities as well as regular performance opportunities including at our regular Jazz Lounge events.  

There's something for everyone in our jazz ensembles and choir as well as the chance for one-to-one tuition from an amazing tutor team.

So if you play an instrument or sing and want to get involved with jazz for the first time or wanting to develop your skills get in touch and get involved!

IAN CHALK

YORK JAZZ INITIATIVE DIRECTOR

 

GET INVOLVED

Click on an ensemble logo to find out more and sign up!

BIG BAND

Classic swing plus rock, funk and latin american music.

JAZZ CHOIR

Singing swing, jazz rock and latin american. From classic material to modern songs.

JAZZ INITIAL

First steps in learning jazz language 

INDIVIDUAL TUITION

Learn to play jazz with one of our amazing tutors

York Music Forum

The Place To Be Heard!

 

A Fun and Dynamic Learning Experience


York Music Forum provides a range of high quality ensembles for young people  including concert bands, choirs and jazz ensembles with professional tutors.  We perform regular concerts and even tour in Europe!

York Music Service

All About Musical Learning

 

York Music Service's specialty is providing instrumental lessons for young people with guidance from their fantastic tutor team. You can even hire an instrument through them. So if you’d like to arrange instrument lessons for your child then click on the button below for more information.

OUR TUTOR TEAM

We're really proud of our amazing Tutor Team!  Click on their picture to find out more about them and arrange a tuition session.

IAN
CHALK
DIRECTOR/ TRUMPET
JOHN
MARLEY
BASS
KATE
PETERS
VOCAL
TIM
CARTER
DRUMS
BEN
LOWMAN
SAXOPHONE
DENNIS
ROLLINS
TROMBONE
MARTIN
LONGHAWN
PIANO
 

GET IN TOUCH

We'd love to hear from you if you've got any questions or just want to know more about what we're up to and how you can get involved!

STAY INFORMED

 

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