Jazz Piano Performance Course

May 5th/6th/7th 2023

Calling all jazz pianists. If you love to play but would like to learn the art of comping – playing along with a live band, come join us in May for intensive tuition, practice and a live performance with a great trio for your friends and family. This three-day course is led by award-winning pianist and composer Nikki Yeoh, Jazz FM Instrumentalist Of The Year. Nikki Yeoh has been participating or leading piano courses at The Premises for over 23 years. She has worked with Courtney Pine, Billy Cobham, The Roots, Cleveland Watkiss and Neneh Cherry, as well as performing with her own bands. She is currently Lead at Music Education Islington and Guildhall for jazz, improvisation and pop.

Nikki will be ably assisted by Tim Richardshttp://www.timrichards.ndo.co.uk and John Crawfordhttps://www.allaboutjazz.com/musicians/john-crawford/

Over the three days you’ll learn how to:

Voice chords

Build up your voicing vocabulary

Comp for fellow students and a live band

Perfect your comping rhythms as a supporting musician

Work on different comping styles

Work on Latin style rhythms

Work on more Blues orientated styles

Become a confident live performer

Your hard work will culminate with a live performance starring YOU and a top-notch band including Binker Golding on sax, Dominic Howles on bass and Mark Mondesir on drums. Nikki will be on hand to musically direct and generally make sure it’s the best gig you’ve ever played!

Feel free to invite friends and family along to that performance, which will be held as a gig, but with EVERYBODY on the guest list! Free salty snacks, soft drinks and wine and loads of applause. Most of all, GREAT MUSIC, starring YOU!

All three days, including performance party: £275

Limited to 16 places only. Book early!

For more info and to book:  michele@premiseseducation.org