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Young students enjoy Jazz Lessons in Wandsworth, SW London

Jazz Lessons

Jazz was created in America, by African Americans, and is defined by its sound which contains the blues, and a unique way of grooving called Swing.

Ability Beginner

Age 8yrs to 14yrs

Size Group

When
  • Mon:
  • Thurs:
  • 5pm - 6.30pm
  • 4.15pm - 5.30pm

Where WHB Academy, Kimber Road SW18

Cost £75 per 10 lesson term

Bands
  • New Orleans Second Line Band
  • 51st State Band

Tutors
  • Byron Wallen
  • Trevor Watkis
  • Tony Kofi
  • Ayo Vincent
  • Alex French

Ability Intermediate

Age 13yrs to 17yrs

Size Group

When
  • Mon:
  • 6.30pm - 8pm

Where WHB Academy, Kimber Road SW18

Cost £75 per 10 lesson term

Bands
  • New Orleans Second Line Band
  • 51st State Band

Tutors
  • Byron Wallen
  • Trevor Watkis
  • Tony Kofi
  • Ayo Vincent

Ability Advanced

Age 12yrs to 25yrs

Size Group

When
  • Mon:
  • 7pm - 9pm

Where WHB Academy, Kimber Road SW18

Cost £75 per 10 lesson term

Bands
  • New Orleans Second Line Band
  • 51st State Band

Tutors
  • Byron Wallen
  • Trevor Watkis
  • Tony Kofi
  • Ayo Vincent

Enjoy learning Jazz

It emerged very early in the 20th Century coming out of New Orleans with master musicians like Jelly Roll Morton and Louis Armstrong. Throughout the 20th Century and into the 21st the music has expanded with many heroes and heroines who represent that sound. It is considered one of the greatest contributions to the world by Americans, particularly African Americans.

At World Heart Beat we teach Jazz through the guidance and expertise of our patron Julian Joseph, who has devised a wonderful approach called The Jazz 5.

The Jazz 5 is a repertoire-driven approach to learning Jazz, and it relies heavily on developing the ear by absorbing the classic recordings. Our students find this a joyful and natural way of learning the music. World Heart Beat has an outstanding reputation for teaching and performing Jazz!

We also encourage our students, once they are ready, to audition for the Julian Joseph Jazz Academy (Saturdays).

Musicians you should listen to…

  • Jelly Roll Morton
  • Louis Armstrong
  • Billie Holiday
  • Ella Fitzgerald
  • Bill Evans
  • Esperanza Spaulding
  • Wayne Shorter
  • Miles Davis
  • Charlie Parker
  • Duke Ellington
  • Joanne Brackeen
  • Julian Joseph
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