Bristol Beacon Jazz Blueprints offers young musicians an entry point into the expansive and eclectic world of Jazz. Catering to instrumentalists at an intermediate level, this group rehearses and performs highly varied repertoire (ranging from Dixieland to Aretha Franklin) in a relaxed and friendly environment.
Focusing less on group performance and more on developing playing technique, the goal of Jazz Blueprints is to encourage confident stylistic interpretation of written melody and rhythm. Students will have the opportunity to attain foundational skills such as swing, phrasing, and sight-reading.
Instrumental players of roughly a grade 2-5 playing level or equivalent who have an interest in Jazz are encouraged to join!
Presented by Bristol Beacon
Ability: Intermediate (Grade 2-5)
Timings: 16.45 – 17.45
Bristol Beacon offers bursaries that covers the full cost of annual membership of all of our ensembles and choirs. Please complete a bursary application for further information.
There is a multi-ensemble discount of 30% which will be applied to a student’s ensemble fees if taking part in more than one ensemble each term.
How to book
All ensembles and activity enrolment is managed through our online registration portal, SpeedAdmin. Enrolling via SpeedAdmin should be straightforward, but if you should have difficulty, here are some useful steps to follow.
- Click the enrol button on this page to access the SpeedAdmin enrolment page
- If you already have a SpeedAdmin account, please login to your existing one to avoid multiple accounts being created.
- Follow the steps on SpeedAdmin to complete your registration including: instrument selection, student details, payer details
- You can hire an instrument from Bristol Beacon per term if needed.
- When complete, we will be in touch to arrange payment for your chosen ensemble.
Music is for everyone, regardless of background or circumstance. Bristol Beacon offers a variety of bursaries and subsidised instrumental opportunities for children and young people in Bristol schools.
Find out about our range of bursaries, eligibility criteria, how to apply and start your musical journey with us today.
Beacon Music Centre
Getting to the venue
Location: Beacon Music Centre is located on Stanton Road in Southmead.
Bicycle racks are available in the Beacon Music Centre car park to the left of the main entrance. Find your nearest cycle routes using Cycle Planner.
Beacon Music Centre has an on-site car park which is free to use for visitors.
Bristol Clean Air Zone
Beacon Music Centre is outside the Bristol Clean Air Zone. View a map of the Zone and check if your vehicle will be charged.
The nearest bus stop is Pen Park Road a short distance (200m) away.
Beacon Music Centre is an accessible space, with level access and ramps throughout.
There are accessible toilets in the centre.
Registered assistance dogs and emotional support animals are welcome.
There is no induction loop facility at this venue.
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