Jazz South East. What is it?

Deal Music and Art­s recognises the importance of jazz and our education programmes seek to give young and older musicians the skills they need to play this great genre of music. Our annual festival also features high quality musicians playing and singing improvised music. Our Project Leader and experienced jazz educator, Joe Browne, also works with the National Youth Jazz Orchestra (NYJO).

Creative Jazz Day
Joe leads our Creative Jazz Day which is for anyone over the age of 11 interested in learning how to improvise. This is an entry level day and you don’t need to be able to read music, simply enjoy playing and want to learn more. It is for adults as well as young people. Click here for more information and application form.

Jazz Journey
Jazz journey is a programme of secondary school workshops aimed at young players in Years 8 and 9 who have some skill already on their instrument and want to know more. Often there is a compositional element complementing the music curriculum. Participants are then encouraged to join our Jazz Academy which goes a step further and is a way into ensemble playing to performance standard. Groups in the past have performed in the festival, last year supporting NYJO in a sell-out concert.

Jazz Academy
Jazz Academy usually meets around 4/5 times a year spending a day together (during school holidays). Joe and at least two other experienced jazz musicians guide the players to play together as an ensemble and refine a number of pieces to record and perform.

Community Band
Our community Band also plays some jazz related music and meets every Tuesday evening at Goodwin Academy Deal. This is for any age, 11 years and over.

All our projects welcome people whatever their gender, ethnicity, age or ability to pay.


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.