CL Jazz has been running jazz and improvising courses, holidays and workshops for over forty years. Courses, workshops and holidays are run by different organisers/tutors and our aim is to provide a supportive and friendly atmosphere where participants interested in jazz and improvisation can learn through experiencing playing and collaborating with others. The atmosphere is friendly and supportive rather than competitive and people involved can develop and share their skills while feeling relaxed and having fun. Players of different levels are welcome.
Early CL Jazz events were originally run at Caer LLan House near Monmouth and over the years events have extended to other venues across the country which have included London, Dorking, Hertfordshire and Somerset. Participants come from all over the UK, (and sometimes abroad), and CL Jazz has strong links with other organisations running music events across the UK through it’s tutors and participants. A number of bands and musical collaborations have grown from these CL Jazz events. (and marriages! ed.)
Courses/holidays are usually a combination of structured sessions facilitated by tutors with additional opportunities to get together with other participants to play, perform and jam.