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Dates and Events

Jazz school sessions

VENUE: BYMT room 4
DATE: Thursday 18 May 2017
TIME: 18:00 - 21:00

Jazz School will tackle jazz training from an innovative angle that enables all musicians to develop their jazz composition and improvisation skills through engaging in group musical activity.

The pilot project of five sessions is now well under way, and has been so successful, that there is a waiting list for next term.

The sessions take place at BYMT on alternative Thursday evenings, and dates are available online at There will be a fee of £50 for adults, and a discounted price for under-18s. This covers the five sessions.

This course takes a practical, performance based approach to learning in a supportive, inclusive and nurturing way. Through the playing and study of jazz repertoire the course will cover the essential requirements for composition and improvisation, including ear training, arrangements, transcription, rhythmic skills, developing harmonic understanding and knowledge, and building a jazz vocabulary.

It is open for entry to participants of any age, whether or not they are a BYMT student, on any instrument, minimum Grade 3 standard.

Numbers are limited to ensure that everyone gets the opportunity to play in every session. Enrolment is by application with this form: 

The participants can be:

- of any age 

- any musical instrument 

- performing standard of gr.3 and above

5 sessions per term: discounted price for under 18s - £31 / £50 (over 18s) / term

Sessions take place on alternative Thursdays from 7-9pm at the BYMT. For particular dates, please check regularly the Events page at 


Due to a popular demand, there will be two main sessions on alternative Thursdays:

6pm - "BLUE NOTE" group: for the younger and less experienced performer 

7:30pm - "BIRDLAND" group: for the more experienced and confident performers. No age restrictions.

First sessions in Summer term: 4 May 2017, Thursday 7pm

Leader: professor Buster Birch from the Trinity College of Music. 

Application and payments - online or from the office of BYMT.

Supported using public funding by Department for Education and Arts Council England
London Borough of Bromley

Bromley Youth Music Trust
Bromley Youth Music Centre
Southborough Lane

020 8467 1566

Registered Charity No. 1031590