Could you be a future star on the Scottish jazz and blues scene?

Applications are now open for the Edinburgh Jazz School, Edinburgh Blues Academy and GD Jam. Find out more below and snap up one of the last remaining places!

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If you want to learn from the cream of Scottish jazz then the Edinburgh Jazz School is for you! This 9-week series features masterclasses led by Scottish jazz stars Fergus McCreadie, Joe Williamson & David Bowden.

During the sessions at St Brides, the tutors will lead small groups based around simple principles of jazz performance and improvisation, as well as larger group sessions to provide you with experience in performing as part of a group.

The next term of Edinburgh Jazz School will take place from Sat 12 Feb to Sat 9 Apr and the sessions run from 4pm - 5.30pm. 

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We are excited and delighted to be back live at St Brides for the next term of our Blues Academy. There are still a few places available but you'll need to get in quick!

Edinburgh Blues Academy aims to help musicians of all abilities and ages to improve their blues playing! The weekly sessions give musicians a great opportunity to play with like-minded peers:

The next term of Edinburgh Blues Academy will take place from Thu 10 Feb to Thu 7 Apr and the sessions take place from 7pm - 8.30pm. Find out more and book your place.

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GD Jam is 100% free and music skills and past knowledge need not hold you back! We aim to create music groups that are enjoyed by everyone, young and old, and from a range of musical interests and levels of capability. Bring your instrument and we welcome singers too!

The next term of GD JAM will run from Mon 7 Feb to Mon 4 Apr and the sessions take place from 6pm to 8pm. 

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