Project Band Oxford/Abingdon
Starting May 2022
In partnership with Abingdon Music Centre
To apply to be in the band please email and let us know what instrument you play, a rough idea of your experience and standard.
Mondays 7pm and 9pm
Dates May 9th 16th 23rd June 6th 13th 20th 27th July 4th 11th
The venue is Abingdon Music Centre, Music Building, Larkmead School, Faringdon Road, Abingdon-on-Thames, OX14 1RF
The cost will be £135 for the 9 sessions (£15 each). The first session for new members is free if they don’t continue. To book please email firstname.lastname@example.org Instruments- Saxes, Trumpet, Trombone, Clarinet, Flute, Keyboard, Bass Guitar, Guitar and drums.
Simon Currie has been playing the saxophone since he was 11 years old, at the age of 20 he joined the National Youth Jazz Orchestra and played with them for 4 years, working with big names in jazz such as JOHNNY DANKWORTH and SHORTY ROGERS, to name but a few. He then worked in Monte Carlo with American musical giants such as GEORGE BENSON and STEVIE WONDER. In 2001 he joined PAUL JONES AND THE MANFREDS (ex MANFRED MANN), and has been touring with them, backing guests such as CHRIS FARLOWE, PAUL YOUNG, ALLAN PRICE, PP ARNOLD and Georgie Fame
Sax School online
The sax school members area allows you to learn on any device, accessing over 150 videos and music from the beginners course to the intermediate improvisation and funky sax courses.
Learn to play funky solos over “Pick up the Pieces” and Pharrell William’s “Happy” . World class saxophonist Simon Currie introduces you to 16 funky sax phrases, that are shown to you with 2 cameras, and 30 videos. You will be show step by step how to play the phrases in a call his call response technique, with demonstrations on lip and finger slurs and funky tonguing techniques.
The 140 page beginner sax tutor. This includes 150 videos demonstrating each new tune, and it also includes 120 backing tracks that have been professionally recorded with and without the saxophone for you to “go solo”. Each backing track can be slowed down for practice.