Jazz Improvisation Weekend 2

Course Details

Date Saturday 17 June 2017
Time 10:00 AM
Venue Leeds College of Music
Duration 17 – 18 June 2017, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Tutor Rob Mitchell
Fee £150.00
Age 16+

The Course

This intensive course is for the improviser ready to take their jazz language to the next level.

Further develop your confidence and creativity with this supportive programme, carefully designed by tutor Rob. 

Taught in an ensemble environment, you will study and apply skills in improvisation, jazz phrasing, the importance of chord scale relationships and associated theory, applying II V I harmony, guide tones, solo lines, rhythmic development and rhythm changes. 

Although this course is suitable for all instrumentalists (including drums), there is a focus on melodic instruments.

The workshop sessions will provide plenty of opportunities to perform in a relaxed and supportive environment.


Robin Mitchell (BA, MMus, PGCE) is a saxophonist, composer, and educator. He teaches at Leeds College of Music and is a Senior Lecturer on the BA Music Degree (Jazz), specialising in saxophone and composition. Rob has performed and toured with bands including Martha Reeves, Candi Staton, The Haggis Horns, Roy Wood, Tony Christie, The Craig Charles Fantasy Funk Band, The Tommy Evans Orchestra, Alexander O’Neal, Jaki Graham, Dominic Miller, The BBC Big Band and Dennis Rollins. Rob recently formed a new group ‘The Abstract Orchestra’, a hip-hop big band that mixes jazz orchestration with hip-hop beats and MC’s. Rob is the composer/arranger and producer of the all-star band and it continues to see great success.


Accommodation Options

If you need to stay in Leeds overnight, we can recommend Jurys Inn , which is a 10 minute walk from Leeds College of Music. Other accommodation options can be found at www.visitleeds.co.uk.

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"Excellent delivery. Always fun and informative"

Jazz Improvisation Weekend participant, May 2016


Current full-time LCoM students and staff receive 50% discount on all short courses. Please note that in all instances we will ask for proof of eligibility. To claim your discount, please contact the Short Courses team by telephone, stating the name of your chosen course.

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