Creative Jazz Weekend

Jazz: past present future



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.


Getting Inside Dizzy Gillespie’s A Night in Tunisia

In a series of short tutorial films, NYJO Ambassadors explain how to tackle key elements in Dizzy Gillespie’s A Night in Tunisia.

With Dan Higham, Charlie Bates, Arthur O’Hara and Jas Kayser.

Original Artist Performance:


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 NYJO at The Proms 2000

Joe Browne introduces the second of two concerts given by NYJO at The BBC Proms.  The featured work is Paul Hart’s Out of Hamelin, commissioned and performed by NYJO, here are the BBC Proms 2000.

Out of Hamelin Suite


Joe Browne introduces Pat Metheny’s Song for Bilbao

Joe Browne introduces a performance of Pat Metheny’s Song for Bilbao given by Michael Brecker and Pat Metheny.

Original Artist performance with Michael Brecker:


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):

Cedar Walton: Bolivia

Dizzy Gillespie: A Night in Tunisia

Duke Ellington/Juan Tizol: Caravan

Pat Metheny: Song for Bilbao

The Full Playlist is available here.

Recording Produced by NYJO and Deal Music & Arts in full cooperation.