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If you're getting started with jazz, looking to building up a repertoire and to improvise with other musicians in a relaxed environment - try out the 'setlist jam sessions'

If you're already comfortable with the above, but are looking to improve the more nuanced aspects of your playing - then check out the 'intermediate practice jam sessions'

This group is open to all levels of musicians who would like to learn & explore jazz standards & improvisation with others in a friendly & supportive environment, in a fully equipped music rehearsal studio without the presence of a public audience.

If you're new to the group and had some questions on how it all works just drop me (Xie) a message!

A contribution is charged to help towards payment of the studio hire, meetup's organiser fee, and Xie's time in organising the sessions.

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Upcoming events (2)

Setlist Practice Jam - May 25th

Brixton Hill Studios

£10.00

Update: full for piano & bass (Changes afoot! There are now 3 sessions, one at 11am and two at 1.15pm. From 4-6pm will be a new format where everyone can call tunes) Look forward to seeing many of you again for our setlist sessions. It's a chance to prepare, rehearse and jam over a changing set of jazz standards with others in a relaxed environment, and have fun! New members very welcome Please sign up before attending (You'll be allocated a group to start at either 11am or 1.15pm. Please message me if you haven't received this by Thursday before the session - some people don't receive group messages) **Logistics** Studio 2 Group A: 11am - 1.15pm Group B: 1.15pm - 3.30pm Studio 1 Group C: 1.15pm - 3.30pm A 2 hour group will be allocated for each attendee based on balance of instruments. If you cannot make one of the slots, please send a message _before_ you sign up. **Tunes** Tenor Madness in Bb (warm up) Someday My Prince will Come in Bb My Favorite Things in E- On Green Dolphin Street in Eb Stolen Moments in C- We will follow the form on the iReal Pro app. Melodies, lyrics and sources of inspiration can be found on real books, youtube, spotify etc. Dear singers - if you struggle to find lyrics for a song, you might have better luck finding vocal versions on youtube (and sometimes you'll even find lyrics in the comments). **Equipment** In both studios there is a piano, drum kit (no cymbals), bass and guitar amps, stands, and microphones. Drummers: please bring cymbals (or can be rented for £8) Looking forward to it and feel free to get in touch with any questions Xie

Intermediate Practice Jam - May 25th

Brixton Hill Studios

£10.00

update: open for all instruments Trying out a new format - like the familiar pub/bar jam, everyone can call songs they'd like to play... - A chance to focus on more nuanced aspects of playing - listening, responding, communicating, building the sound together - Discussion and feedback encouraged - Attendee numbers limited so everyone gets plenty of playing time - Assumes basic ability to follow the form / accompany / improvise, and caters to those who are looking to challenge themselves beyond that - Usual relaxed friendly vibe Please sign up before attending **Tunes** Any tune you like, as long as it's familiar enough for the rhythm section to accompany you! Also best to assume you need to play the head, especially if it's not a well known tune... **Equipment** In both studios there is a piano, drum kit (no cymbals), bass and guitar amps, stands, and microphones. Drummers: please bring cymbals (or can be rented for £8) Look forward to it and feel free to get in touch with any questions Xie

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Practice Jazz Jam - May 11th

Brixton Hill Studios

£10.00

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