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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.

Small Band

Age/Level: Grade 4-8 on your instrument Time: 1:00pm - 12:31pm Taught By: Reuben Fowler

Jazz harmony and improvisation in a small band setting. This group is usually made up of members from Junior Jazz and Big Band who want to explore jazz harmony at a deeper level and learn to work together as a small jazz ensemble.

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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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Reuben Fowler

Reuben Fowler

Reuben Fowler

Reuben Fowler is a 27 year old jazz trumpet player, composer, arranger and teacher based in London. He is currently the trumpet player for Paloma Faith and Culture Club, and has also performed with an array of artists including Noel Gallagher and Texas. As a result he has performed at some of the most coveted venues and festivals worldwide including the BBC Proms at the Royal Albert Hall, The Hollywood Bowl (Los Angeles), the New Orleans Jazz Festival, Montreux Jazz Festival, Glastonbury and the North Sea Jazz Festival. Reuben has also worked extensively as a session musician and his performing credits include the BBC Big Band. Worldwide, he has played on broadcasts including: Jools Holland's Annual Hootenanny, The Jimmy Kimmel Show, The Jonathan Ross Show, Alan Carr Chatty Man, Taratata, and Live at the Palladium.

Reuben Fowler graduated in 2012 from the Royal Academy of Music, winning the Kenny Wheeler Award for composition and performance and the Musicians Benevolent Peter Whittingham Award. He also won the John Baker Memorial Award for brass.

Following the online success of the Facebook page Trumpet Tuesday; which is co- managed by Reuben alongside two other Royal Academy of Music alumni, he was asked to lead a group masterclass for the jazz and classical brass students at his alma- mater in 2016. Prior to this, he had also taught the Jazz Ensemble at the National Youth Jazz Orchestra. 

In 2013 Reuben Fowler wrote and arranged, rehearsed and recorded his own big band as part of a trans-atlantic recording project called Between Shadows, featuring jazz legends Tom Harrell, Stan Sulzmann and Jim Hart. The project later resulted in Fowler being cited: "...maybe the most exciting and accomplished trumpeter to emerge on the British Jazz scene.."

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