Creative Jazz Weekend
Jazz: past present future
Circumstances prevented us from making music face to face this year but we were able to create a wonderful programme of online events, in partnership with the National Youth Jazz Orchestra, which we are delighted to share with you here. Curated by NYJO Associate Educator and Director of our Jazz Journey education programme, Joe Browne, the programme includes performances recorded live and filmed in Deal. Joe also gives tutorials on the jazz classics performed. Interviews with first class jazz musicians complete the programme which we hope you enjoy.
Joe Browne, Musical Director of DMA’s Jazz Journey education programme and Curator of this online Creative Jazz Weekend, introduces the programme of online music activities.
Stories To Tell – Norma Winstone MBE talks about her life and work with Adam Sieff
Filmed at Linden Hall Studio, Deal, Kent
Filmed and edited by Peter Cook
Recorded especially for Deal Music & Arts Creative Jazz Weekend, November 2020
Described by Jazz Journal as “One of the Glories of contemporary Jazz”, Norma Winstone MBE has a career in jazz that spans over 50 years. Norma is recognised as one of the most influential jazz singers of her generation and is a genuine ‘jazz legend’. Winstone has worked with many major European musicians and visiting Americans, as well as with most of her peers in British jazz, including Michael Garrick, John Surman, Michael Gibbs, Mike Westbrook, Kenny Wheeler and her former husband, the pianist John Taylor.
Norma has close associations with Deal and is a Vice President of Deal Music & Arts and is its Ambassador for Jazz.
Adam Sieff is a British music consultant and former head of jazz for the UK and Europe for Sony Music. He was head of sales and marketing for Gearbox Records which specialises in the release of previously unheard jazz recordings. As of April 2017 he is creative consultant for Margate Jazz.
Linden Hall Studio is one of the South East’s premiere contemporary art galleries. Based in the heart of Deal, it exhibits the work of many of the U.K.’s leading contemporary artists
Norma Winstone performs Kenny Wheeler’s “The Sweet Time Suite”
Norma Winstone (vocals) Magnus Schriefl (flugelhorn) Jazz Orchestra of the Franz Liszt University Weimar.
Joe Browne – In Conversation with Paul Edlin
Joe Browne talks about his musical career and how jazz plays such an important part in his life, be it as a performer or music educator.
Joe is Associate Educator for National Youth Jazz Orchestra (NYJO), Musical Director of Deal Music & Arts Jazz Journey education programme and the Creative Jazz Orchestra and is Curator of the Creative Jazz Weekend 2020.
Tutorials on Cedar Walton’s Bolivia
Joe Browne, Musical Director of Deal Music & Arts’ Jazz Journey education programme and Creative Jazz Orchestra, gives a series of short tutorials on Cedar Walton’s ‘Bolivia’.
Kenneth Peers and Jamie Rogers at Canterbury Cathedral
In August this year, saxophonist Kenneth Peers and organist Jamie Rogers made a special recording in Canterbury Cathedral. Here is an opportunity to hear a single release of their track Gethsemane.
Tutorial on Juan Tizol/Duke Ellington’s Caravan
Joe Browne, Musical Director of Deal Music & Arts’ Jazz Journey education programme and Creative Jazz Orchestra, gives a tutorial on Juan Tizol & Duke Ellington’s ‘Caravan’.
NYJO Ambassadors Discuss Jazz
Joe Browne is joined by five NYJO Ambassadors, Harry Evans, Dan Higham, Charlie Bates, Arthur O’Hara and Jas Kayser, to talk about being jazz musicians at the start of their careers, what it’s like to be part of the NYJO experience, especially coming learning through NYJO academies, and they share top tips for aspiring young jazz musicians.
Creative Jazz Weekend Webinar – Live
A chance to learn about how National Youth Jazz Orchestra (NYJO) and Deal Music & Arts are working together to create a new dynamic level for jazz education in the South East with the establishing of the NYJO Academy South East. Discover their plans, learn about how NYJO Academies work and feel free to join in by asking questions.
Paul Edlin (Artistic Director, Deal Music & Arts)
Claire Furlong (NYJO Learning & Participation Manager)
Joe Browne (Musical Director of Jazz Journey, Associate Educator NYJO and Curator of Creative Jazz Weekend)
Jas Kayser (NYJO Ambassador)
Dan Higham (NYJO Ambassador)
Peter Cook – In Conversation with Christopher Cook
In this film, newly appointed Education Director of Deal Music & Arts, Peter Cook, talks about his passion for music and his work in music education, together with Christopher Cook, the organisation’s Chair. Peter Cook is a musician, photographer and film maker. His work includes digital media, recording sound, photography and film. He performs with music groups, jazz ensembles and big bands, and he organises and leads projects, performances, exhibitions and events often focusing on a theme or a Community’s needs. Peter enjoys working with people of any age or ability in a creative and valued partnership. He was appointed Education Director of Deal Music & Arts in 2020.
Tutorials on Dizzy Gillespie’s A Night in Tunisia
Joe Browne, Musical Director of Deal Music & Arts’ Jazz Journey education programme and Creative Jazz Orchestra, gives a series of short tutorials on Dizzy Gillespie’s ‘A Night in Tunisia’.
Joe Browne introduces Joe Browne & NYJO Ambassadors full concert recorded at St George’s Church, Deal
Saxophonist Joe Browne joins the NYJO Ambassadors for a specially recorded concert for this year’s (online) Creative Jazz Weekend. This is the culmination of a weekend of intense jazz, and it features four great jazz classics.
Cedar Walton’s Bolivia
Dizzy Gillespie’s A Night in Tunisia
Ellington and Tizol’s Caravan
Pat Metheny’s Song for Bilbao
Saxophone: Joe Browne
Trumpet: Harry Evans
Trombone: Dan Higham
Piano: Charlie Bates
Bass: Arthur O’Hara
Drums: Jas Kayser
Recorded at St. George’s Church, Deal, August 2020
Recording Engineer and Sound Editor: Kenneth Peers
Filming: Peter Cook
Editing: Peter Cook
Producer: Joe Browne
Recording Produced by NYJO and Deal Music & Arts in full cooperation
Works in this order (released individually and as a single Playlist):
Dizzy Gillespie: A Night in Tunisia
Duke Ellington/Juan Tizol: Caravan
The Full Playlist is available here.
Recording Produced by NYJO and Deal Music & Arts in full cooperation.