Do you play an instrument &/or sing? How about playing/singing some jazz standards and practising improvisation? The Nottingham Jazz Workshop (NJW) is the place to come. It's well run and meets weekly in a rehearsal room upstairs at The Lion pub in Basford (near the old Shipstones brewery)
Steve - a talented gigging musician and inspiring music teacher - is an ace tutor, whose creative and lively approach makes for fun sessions in a mutually supportive, 'safe' workshop space.
You get a solid rhythm section backing you - with Steve on keys/bass line and a drummer. The sheet music for three jazz standards, for example, is emailed to you before each session; for practice naturally!
Each session is 2 hours: 7:30 - 9:30 on Wednesdays. The first session in the month is just for vocalists; the next for instrumentalists; and, the third is for 'the band' - vocalists and instrumentalists. At intervals, the NJW rehearse for a mid-week gig performed 'downstairs' in the main bar. (The Lion is great local live music venue, including its popular Sunday lunchtime jazz sessions.)
Check out the feel of the NJW via the link below.
Get in contact with the Nottingham Jazz Workshop via their Facebook page. They will really welcome you! Sessions are £10 each on the night.
12th October 2018 2:50pm