Jazz Workshops

The Monday Night Jam Session and Jazz Workshop


Doors open 7pm, Workshop start - 7.30pm, price £10 per week for musicians

Jam Session from 9pm - Free

Hideaway now offers a weekly Jazz Workshop sponsored by the Dordogne Jazz Summer School, All abilities are welcome!

Spring into 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



14th January - Fly Me To The Moon

21st January -  Have You Met Miss Jones 

28th January - If I Were a Bell - Davis

4th February - It Could Happen to You (Eb)

11th February - Mack the Knife (Bb)

18th February - Lullaby Of Bird Land

25th February - Ain’t Miss Behavin

4th March -  Speak Low

11th March - Take The A Train

18th March - Caravan

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.

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)