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An internationally acclaimed 25 piece Soul, Funk, Ska, Latin, Jazz juggernaut – a danceaholic wall of sound – a kick-ass brass tidal wave – an unmissable (theres 25 of them, how could you miss them!) hurricane of horns and whirlwind of irresistible rhythms to tickle your dancing feet. Its like having a whole festival wrapped up in a band! Mr Meltdown – 2010

Wonderbrass are excited to announce our latest project – Jazz in Torfaen!

Torfaen Jazz poster

The project is funded by the Jazz for Jed foundation and will see a two-full-day music workshop taking place in Torfaen next month. The sessions will allow participants to explore jazz improvisation, basic arranging, stylistic playing and awareness and playing in a swing style. At the end of the final session participants will have the chance to join Wonderbrass in performance, using the skills they’ve develped so please tell your friends and family!

Jazz in Torfaen is open to anyone with a basic musical knowledge and an enthusiasm for meeting new people and developing their playing. The workshops will take place under the expert tuition of composer and multi-instrumentalists Rob Smith and Mark O’Connor, along with the Wonderbrass team.

Participants have the option of joining Wonderbrass on stage as part of a live performance at the culmination of the sessions to showcase their hard work across the weekend.

The sessions will run over a weekend on the 7th and 8th of March 2015 and will cost £12 per person for the duration, if participants book in advance.

Although we will welcome participants who choose to turn up on the day, in order to ensure we are able to meet the needs of everyone at the sessions, we encourage people to book in advance. Prices increase to £15 on the day the workshops begin.

We’re really excited about meeting lovers of jazz, live music and performance in Torfaen and we’d love to hear your thoughts on the project. To get involved with the project or to find out more details please contact: jennywonderbrass@hotmail.com. For the latest Wonderbrass news and info follow us on Twitter @wonderbrass.