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Junior Jazz

Age/Level: Grade 4-6 Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm Taught By: Daisy Coole

A junior Big Band for young musicians who are at grade 4 – 6 level. Students develop ensemble playing, reading and improvising skills, as well as a core understanding of jazz, pop and funk. Recent public performances include Hampstead Heath Bandstand and leading the Kentish Town Festival Parade.

Big Band

Age/Level: Grade 6-8 Time: 11:45am - 1:00pm Taught By: Simon da Silva

The flagship YMM Big Band has been performing challenging classic Big Band repertoire for more than 25 years. Students also focus on developing their improvising skills and advanced jazz harmony. There are many opportunities for public performances during the year: past events have included travelling to Helsinki as part of a Big Band exchange and taking part in workshops with top UK jazz musicians, such as Mark Lockheart, Jasper Hoiby and Nerija.

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Daisy Coole

Daisy Coole

Daisy Coole

Daisy Coole is a composer, woodwind specialist and educator... and former YMM student! After graduating from university with a 1st Class BA Honours degree in music and both department prizes for performance and composition, she toured Europe with internationally-renowned bands, appearing on radio and television alongside artists such as Lady Gaga, and as a featured saxophonist on BBC Radio 6 Music.

She co-founded composition company Two Twenty Two in 2014 and continues to work with some of the top session musicians in London, earning a Children's Television BAFTA nomination, writing music for clients such as Sky and Selfridges, and composing film scores.

Daisy is passionate about music education and, alongside her role as YMM Music Director, teaches woodwind in various Camden schools and directs several youth bands. "Young Music Makers Saturday music school played a vital role in my childhood. Not only did it cement my love of playing and lead to a career in music, I gained some amazing friends for life!"

www.twotwentytwomusic.com

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Simon da Silva

Simon da Silva

Simon da Silva

Simon studied at the Guildhall School of Music on their Jazz Course. He then played with the National Youth Jazz Orchestra and the London Jazz Orchestra. He has toured and recorded with the Arts Council with various groups such as Andrea Vicari, Mingus Moves & Michael Garrick.

Simon has played with various jazz groups - Kenny Wheeler, Jean Toussaint, Tim Garland, Pete King - and Pop groups including Brand New Heavies. He has also toured with the shows - Ain't Misbehavin' & Five Guys Names Mo.

Simon teaches Brass for Barnet, Camden and Enfield boroughs. He has directed the Youth Jazz Orchestra in Havering and Superjazz in Barnet. He has also taught jazz theory and improvisation at City Lit. College.

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Martin Ellins

Martin Ellins

Martin Ellins

Martin has had a wide and varied playing and teaching career spanning 20 years. His playing ranges in style from classical to rock though blues and jazz. Martin studied at the London College of Music, achieving an ALCM and LLCM. Since then his playing has taken him to the Greenwich, Cheltenham and Saddleworth Festivals.

Martin has also played on BBC Radio, Shanghai Television, the Amsterdam Hilton and for various West End shows. He has also been involved in producing tapes for education.

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