Tag: Wayne McConnell

7 July 2014

Improv Column: Wayne McConnell – The Jazz Kitchen

Ear Training: The Jazz Kitchen    If one was to compare ear-training to say, cooking, ear training would represent the preliminary stages of putting together a meal.  It would be before choosing the ingredients, it would be before choosing what utensils to use and it would even be before designing your menu.  Ear training is […]

26 May 2014

Tribute: Spirit of Love – Simon D’souza

  Simon D’souza, the highly regarded saxophonist, composer, arranger, performer, multi-instrumentalist, session musician, educator and all-round great guy was an inspirational figure in the local jazz scene. Pianist and friend Wayne McConnell pays tribute to Simon D’souza, who passed away on Monday 19th May, 2014.       Where can you begin with a man as […]

14 April 2014

Jazz Education Review: Brighton Jazz Education Conference 2014

Brighton Jazz Education Conference The Verdict, Brighton Saturday 12th April 2014       Brighton Jazz School’s Wayne McConnell began the inaugural Brighton Jazz Education Conference with a talk on the subject of ‘Jazz and Community’ and the idea of ‘communities of practice’.     You can read more about this in Wayne’s monthly column, below.    […]

23 December 2013

Improv Column: Wayne McConnell – Composing

  I recently ran a composition weekend at Brighton Jazz School. We had a very productive and inspiring few days and the students came up with some wonderful ideas.  The article below came from that weekend and I hope it inspires you to get writing…   Starting the creative process Since most of us are […]

25 November 2013

Wayne McConnell Interview

Where are you from? I was born in Bedfordshire and grew up in a tiny village and raised by small woodland creatures. Actually,  I grew up surrounded by nature; large fields, forests, and angry farmers. Angry because we used to play and build tree-houses on their land. It was an idyllic place to grow up […]

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