Aim of the weekend

A short introduction to the structure and aims of this contemporary big band weekend

The Tutors

Find out more about your weekend tutors, Steve Waterman, Alan Barnes and Alun Vaughan

Sample Music

Here you'll find some sample sheet music and audio from previous courses

What to expect on the weekend

Read about what 's organised for you over
the big band weekend

Testimonials

Read what past attendees have said about
their weekend course

Steve Waterman
JAZZ TRUMPETER : COMPOSER : ARRANGER : EDUCATOR

Steve is one of the top British jazz trumpet players both at home and on the international scene. He began his career while studying at Trinity College Of Music, and since then has worked regularly on the British, European and International jazz scene.

Alan Barnes

JAZZ SAXOPHONIST : CLARINETIST : COMPOSER : ARRANGER : EDUCATOR

Alan Barnes is a prolific international performer, composer, arranger, bandleader and touring soloist.  He is best known for his work on clarinet, alto and baritone sax, where he combines a formidable virtuosity with a musical expression and collaborative spirit that have few peers.

Alun Vaughan

BASSIST : COMPOSER : ARRANGER : EDUCATOR

Alun has been a tutor on the Steve Waterman's Annual Contemporary Big Band Jazz weekend since year one, performs solo bass shows, runs an instructional website, Bassbook, and writes material for education sites Learn The Low End and Chops From Hell.

Contemporary Big Band Weekend

The Tutors

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