Sheffield Youth Jazz Collective - Intermediate
Location - Mercia School
Day - Wednedsays
Time - 6.00pm-8.00pm
Price - Category B
Summer 2020 performance (featuring intermediate/advanced players): Bring Down the Birds
Our overarching aim is to empower students to explore collaborative and creative music making and encourage our students to take ownership of the music they create and play. Explore the finer art of Jazz improvisation in a band setting, no experience of improvisation required but musicians must be able to play to an intermediate level (normally members have been learning for at least a few years).
While there is no need to have completed any grades, Grade 2 and above is a good indication of the skills required for this ensemble. If you would like more information around the skills required to take part in this group, please contact Travis Finch.
Pathways for progression from the Intermediate SYJC ensemble lead on to our Advanced SYJC ensemble and/or the Sheffield Youth Big Band.
We cover a range of styles that fall under the umbrella of Jazz- if you are interested in learning more about what we do at Jazz, here is a lead sheet for Sonnymoon For Two for C, Bb and Eb instruments. The lead sheet has the chords and melody for the main tune as well as scales and chord tones that can be used in soloing. Also, see links for a performance from Sonny Rollins as well as a play along backing track."
- Sonny Rollins Performance of Sonnymoon for two
- Music Sheet for Bb Inst
- Music Sheet for C Inst
- Music Sheet for Eb Inst
The Band Rehearses weekly, during term time at:
Mercia School– Wednesday evenings, 6.00pm – 8.00pm
Director: Travis Finch
Any Instrument welcome
To join this group sign up online at least 24 hours before the first attended rehearsal.
Please note we only accept new members into groups the first two weeks of rehearsals after each school holiday. If you would like to join outside of this time period please contact the ensemble director with an expression of interest, who will advise you accordingly.