Rehearsals and Recruitment

Time: We rehearse on Wednesday evenings from 4.30 - 6pm (see below for dates)

Venue: Oakwood Primary School, Southampton, SO16 8FD

We are always recruiting new members of the Jazz Orchestra.  We are currently looking for new members to join us aged between 10 and 18. We have parts available for the following instruments: 

Saxophone: Alto | Tenor | Baritone

Brass: Trumpet | Trombone 

Rhythm Section: Drums | Percussion | Bass Guitar | Electric Guitar | Piano

Ideally we would like members to have basic reading skills however we look forward to further developing the skills of any young musicians who simply wants to have a go at some jazz! 


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How to Join

You can join our Jazz Orchestra by sending a text to 07813989788 with some details so that we can contact you. 

Also, you are welcome to email our Musical Director, Neil at who will be able to send you further information and answer any queries you may have. 


April: 18th, 25th

May: 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd

June: 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th

July: 4th 

September 2018: 12th (First rehearsal back)


What to expect

Our Jazz Orchestra is the brainchild of Neil Doherty (pictured right).  Neil is a professional trumpeter and tutor with extensive experience and knowledge into the Jazz genre.  At showcase we believe that there aren't enough opportunities for young people to learn and be introduced to the world of Jazz.  So here is the perfect opportunity.  

All you need is to be able to read music from a basic level and Neil and his team will guide you through the music, how to improvise solos and the fundamentals of being part of a thrilling group like this. 

The Orchestra perform throughout the year with lots of exciting experiences in the planning for the coming year. 

Why not come along a join us! 

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