Hideaway is a real gem - a proper jazz club, with the low lit black & oranges, excellent sound system & beautiful grand piano. You get a sense of occasion when you go there. The food & drinks are excellent, prices reasonable and the location tucked away enough to make you feel you've discovered something illicit, like a buzzing prohibition speakeasy!
The Monday Night Jam Session and Jazz Workshop
Doors open 7pm, Workshop start - 7.30pm, price £10 per week for musicians, Free to audience
Jam Session from 9pm - Free
Hideaway now offers a weekly Jazz Workshop sponsored by the Dordogne Jazz Summer School, All abilities are welcome!
Take on 2014 with a spirited Jazz Jam Workshop and improve on your skills, both solo and as part as a group. As always, newcomers shouldn't feel that they have to attend every week - please come along whenever you can! New participants are always welcome and those who dip in and out will also find the sessions very productive.
Saxophone – Duncan Eagles
Piano – Ralph Lewars
Acoustic / Electric Bass – Max Luthert
Drums – Eric Ford
The main focus on the sessions will be on learning how to play and phrase the melodies and how to tackle improvising over the changes. Vocalists are welcome and for tunes with lyrics please bring them with you. For tunes without lyrics charts will be made for vocalists with vocal parts to sing along with.
Time will be spent looking at getting each song up to “gigging standard”. We will be looking at how to perform the tunes. Counting in the band, who solos where and in what order, how to start and end the pieces and all other things you need to know to perform these tunes on a gig.
8th Sep - There will never be another You
15th Sep - On Green Dolphin Street (C)
22nd Sep - Nardis
29th Sep - After You've Gone
6th Oct - I Mean You
13th Oct - Maiden Voyage
20th Oct - Woody 'n' You
27th Oct - Hackensack
3rd November - Bernie's Tune
10th November - Red Clay
17th November - A Foggy Day
24th November - Moanin'
1st December - Lullaby of Birdland
8th December - Watermelon Man
15th December - Solid (Bb Blues)
All instruments and standards are welcome however a basic knowledge of your instrument is required.
Testimonials from Workshop Students
"I've really enjoyed the Jazz Workshops this year. Many grateful thanks - the teaching has been excellent. I'd like to come back next time the courses are run so I'll keep an eye on the site!" (Richard)