Aim of the weekend
A short introduction to the structure and aims of this contemporary big band weekend
Find out more about your weekend tutors, Steve Waterman, Alan Barnes and Alun Vaughan
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
Read what past attendees have said about
their weekend course
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.
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.
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.