Jazz Journey. What is it?


JAZZ JOURNEY is a Deal Music & Arts education project that focuses on jazz music education in Kent. It provides an opportunity for musicians of all ages and backgrounds to work and perform alongside world-class jazz musician mentors.

Deal Music & Arts offers the only jazz education programme in Kent, offering a range of in-school workshops and ‘Creative Jazz Orchestra’ weekends, public concerts and small ensemble mentoring and performance opportunities. It provides an opportunity for secondary school students to work and perform alongside world-class jazz musician mentors. Working in partnership with NYJO and Ronnie Scott’s.

The activities as part of JAZZ JOURNEY encourage musicians of all ages to engage creatively with jazz music, with the genre acting as an accessible entry point into musical composition and developing new musical techniques. Our primary aim is to introduce and develop specific musical skills that would have previously been unfamiliar or inaccessible to the young people. By encouraging the participants to explore alternative ways of making music, such as improvisation, group composition, musical interaction and responding to existing repertoire within the jazz idiom, we hope we are broadening not only their musical outlook, but also their ability to adapt, improvise and respond appropriately to various educational and social challenges.

Who leads it?
Musical Director – Joe Browne

How can I find out more or get involved?
Contact Deal Music & Arts:

Jazz Journey also offers Teacher Training Resources, which are available as a pdf document by using the links below.