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Posted on February 11, 2019
As part of 2019's annual Liverpool International Jazz Festival, Liverpool sax specialists Curly Woodwind host another action packed afternoon of workshops and demonstrations for all sax players and enthusiasts. All held in the beautiful surroundings of Liverpool Hope University's Creative Campus, 17 Shaw Street, Liverpool, L6 1HP.
This year, international sax superstar Andy Sheppard guests with an informative lecture on all aspects of his playing, practicing and performing – a great treat to gain some useful insights from one of the UK's finest. Make sure you book tickets to watch Andy perform as he headlines the Festival that evening! Curly Woodwind will also be hosting workshops throughout the afternoon for players to join in and learn instrument techniques and useful approaches to improvisation (bring your sax and join in)
You'll also be able to try out all the latest Vandoren Sax Products, D'Addario reeds and sax products, Yanagisawa Saxes, Trevor James Saxes, SYOS Shape Your Own Sound 3D printed mouthpieces from Paris, Morgan Fry boutique handmade in UK mouthpieces, Hiscox cases and, of course, the Andy Sheppard Autograph custom saxes and mouthpieces, as well as talk to the manufacturers direct on their stalls!
Plus, you'll be able to enter the FREE on the day prize draw. Various prizes: a Vandoren V16 mouthpiece, a D'Addario Select Jazz mouthpiece, a K & M sax stand (made in Germany), boxes of D'Addario and Vandoren reeds of your choice – all announced and given away on the day!
12:00 LSD'19 starts - have a browse, try out some different saxes/ equipment and chat to the manufacturers (there'll be plenty of time to go back to the stalls throughout the afternoon)
12:30 - 1:30 Novice to Intermediate improvisation workshop with Bob Whittaker - here's a chord and here's a scale that fits over but how to make it sound more interesting? Bob shows some simple ways of using triads/ triad pairs (there's a PDF file to download here - take a look before the day! https://documentcloud.adobe.com/link/track?uri=urn... ) more about Bob here https://www.liverpoolsaxlessons.com/
2:00 - 3:00 Intermediate to Advanced improvisation with Dean Masser - Dean is a stunning, in demand player on the UK jazz circuit and has some great ideas on "de-mystifying" the whole jazz improvisation method. This will be a great workshop for players GRADE 5 to professional standard with a good knowledge of Arpeggios. You can find out all about Dean here https://www.deanmasser.co.uk/
3:30 - 4:30 International sax superstar Andy Sheppard entertains with an informative talk and insights into his approach to playing the saxophone. A superb player and one of the biggest jazz exports to come out of the UK over the last 40 years, Andy has a wealth of experience and is bound to give you some valuable inspiration! http://andysheppard.co.uk/
Don't forget to book your tickets to see Andy Headline the final day of the Jazz Festival at 7:30 here http://www.thecapstonetheatre.com/whatson/lijf-pre...
5:00 Announce prize winners (you'll be given a raffle ticket when you come in), finish pack up and get ready to watch Andy in the Capstone Theatre just across the gardens ...
With huge appreciation to our sponsors
If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact Curly Woodwind on firstname.lastname@example.org 0151 707 9468