Improvisation Workshop Series: "The Desire to be Creative" Feb-Mar 2019

Fri, 01/18/2019 - 12:28 -- matrixAdmin

Matrix is excited to present a short series of four workshops run by experienced workshop leader George Haslam.

Workshops will be looking at the development of musical improvisation starting from different bases and origins; to include elements of music – melody, rhythm, harmony, etc. abstract interpretation and free improvisation.

Each of the four sessions will focus on a specific approach to improvisation, to include harmonic, modal, melodic and free.

The workshops are intended for adults (teens upwards) and are for all instruments ~ including voice ~ leading to collective and solo creation and performance.

Workshop Leader:
Jazz musician/saxophonist George Haslam has fronted improvisation workshops in many countries, from South America, across Europe to Hong Kong. He has also performed across the world in concert, on radio and TV and appeared on over 50 CDs. See more about George here:

Time: 7.30 - 9pm
Dates: Wednesdays 27 February, 6 March, 20 March, 27 March (no session 13 March)
Cost: £10 per session, or £30 for all four (plus booking fee)
Online booking:

Limited places - please book early to avoid disappointment 

Booking through the office:


Can I turn up and pay on the door?

Yes, however you may like to check the workshop is not fully booked first to avoid disappointment: please email Antonia on

How do I book a single session?

Please contact Antonia on

Are there minimum age or ability requirements to enter the event?

The workshop is aimed at adults and (older) teens. All abilities welcome.

What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

There is parking in The Nursery courtyard in front of Matrix Arts Centre and in the opposite car park

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

For booking information please email Antonia on

For workshop information please email George on

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Matrix Arts Centre
15 - 17 The Nursery
Sutton Courtenay
OX14 4UA

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