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Rapport Falmouth – Jazz Workshop


10-15 August 2020 at the Academy of Music and Theatre Arts, Falmouth University, Cornwall.

Course Tutors

The Rapport Falmouth Jazz Summer School brings together a brilliant team of tutors, a first-class music and performance facility, and a wonderful Cornish setting to make an amazing six-days of jazz learning and playing.

Previously known as the Falmouth Yamaha Jazz Summer School (2012-17) and now RFJS (2018 ~) this course offers the opportunity for jazz players from a wide range of playing experience – from beginner to advanced – to dive into an exciting programme of musical discovery.

Whether playing in school bands, rehearsal bands, in full time music education, playing local gigs or semi-professionally, the combination of course, tutors, facilities, and the amazing energy created through this gathering of jazz lovers, makes this workshop a terrific opportunity to tangibly develop jazz playing skills, understanding, and appreciation.

Some things to expect:


This is a six day course for instrumentalists and vocalists seeking to develop their jazz playing skills and experience alongside other like-minded jazz lovers and a first-class team of tutors.

The course is open to people from a wide range of backgrounds and experience – from beginner to advanced – and gives the chance to discover and build new techniques, gain valuable playing experience in a variety of small, medium , and large ensembles exploring a variety of styles and idioms, and as well as exploring new repertoire.

The six day course offers a the comprehensive range of learning and playing opportunities looking into rhythm, harmony, improvisation, comping, soloing, rehearsal, performance, and the vital ingredients of confidence and fun!

The course welcomes players with wide range of backgrounds and interests, and is available for both residential and course only members. Special features of the week include daily evening live sessions at a nearby local venue, and a final night concert on campus which is open to family and friends.

The course facilities at Falmouth University are well-equipped with purpose built music practice, rehearsal, and performance studios. The campus accomodation and eating options are well appointed, and there is a full time pastoral care provision for under 18’s.

A fantastic week of jazz discovery and music making takes place set in the spacious green Penryn Campus, making this a stimulating and relaxing Cornish hang!

Info: www.en-rapport.org/jazzsummerschool2020


There are several options available for course only booking – the accomodation will be available for booking from 1st February:

Adults – full course only places (£470); Earlybird discount (£420) available till 20 April 2020; deposit (£100) with later balance (£320 before 15 April, or £370 after); Students (over 14yrs) – basic student discount (£220), also a limited number of bursary discount places available; Local developing jazz artists – a limited number of bursaries available.

For bursary or any other inquiries, please email to: jazzsummerschool@en-rapport.org


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