Jazz School at World Heart Beat


Learning to make Music isn’t just about learning notes. It’s about commitment, sensitivity, understanding, mutual support and a love for what you are doing. The team at World Heart Beat don’t just appreciate that, they epitomise the dedication and passion that is necessary to convey those qualities to all the young musicians who pass through their doors. A visit to WHB is a joyous event, where students and teachers alike delight in the pleasure of music making and you leave somehow feeling that you have participated in something life affirming and unique. WHB is not just important to the musical life of London, it’s essential. – Steve Rubie, 606 Jazz Club

Learn Jazz Improvising classes on Mondays: This is for any instrumentalist who is Grade 3 – Diploma standard and would like to learn to improvise and learn the Jazz vocabulary. We have 3 small groups.

Monday Jazz Improvisation classes – foundation classes with Tony Kofi. Suitable for those who have good instrumental skill and would like to learn Jazz vocabulary and how to use modes for improvisation.

Ages 9-12, 4.30-5.30, Jazz foundation class 1
Ages 13+, 5.30-7pm, Jazz foundation class 2
Advanced Jazz class 7-9.00pm

These Jazz foundation classes will run in partnership with the famous Julian Joseph Jazz Academy. The classes are specifically for the many students that play Grade 3 – Diploma standard and would like to learn to improvise and play in a Jazz band. These classes will enable young musicians to learn their modes and the vocabulary needed to play Jazz.

Song List

Blue Monk -12 bar Bb Blues (Thelonious Monk)
Maiden Voyage (Herbie Hancock)
So What (Miles Davis)
When The Saints Go Marching In (traditional played by Louis Armstrong) in “G” concert
Cantaloupe Island (Herbie Hancock)

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