Looking forward to the second year of teaching on this very nice course:
MORE GREAT TUITION IN IPSWICH BY TOP JAZZ MUSICIANS
An accessible and supportive course for intermediate and advanced players and singers.
WINTER JAZZ COURSE
18–21 FEBRUARY 2020
IPSWICH SCHOOL MUSIC DEPT, HOLLY ROAD, IPSWICH IP1 3QN
Throughout July 2019 touring the UK with amazing singer Lea Salonga – a huge name in musical theatre; the original Miss Saigon amongst many other things… and also the voice of Jasmin in Alladin and other Disney movie starring roles.
A Summer Jazz Concert with Chris Allard and Friends, featuring award-winning pianist John Turville.
with Oli Hayhurst on bass and Chris Higginbottom on drums
Chris is currently playing guitar on 52 date tour with Britain’s Got Talent winners Collabro – ‘the world’s most successful musical theatre group in concert’
Looking forward to teaching on the first year of this alongside some great musicians.
It should be really informative and fun, is really well-organised and put together – at great premises in Ipswich, Suffolk. It’s selling well but spaces are still available – aspiring jazz musicians do have a look!
Anyone interested in improving their guitar playing could benefit from this interesting and very well-researched article by former student of mine Mark Morley-Fletcher. I get a nice mention about half-way through which is very gratifying! He has recently launched an excellent website Play in The Zone.
Looking forward to playing at the great 606 Club in Chelsea!
Please do come along – details here: https://www.606club.co.uk/events/view/chris-allard/
Playing a tour with classical crossover group Il Divo who have sold 30+ million records – tour billed as ‘Il Divo Castles and Country’ – around the UK throughout July. And features Michael Ball OBE on some of the concerts
Looking forward to taking a jazz guitar workshop at Ipswich Jazz Festival 10.30am – 12.30.
The festival writes this about it:
For guitarists of all levels. Improve your soloing; straightforward ways to improve your playing and how to improve your understanding of chords, scales and modes and to use them in ways that will help you and which can be applied to any style of music. This is a chance to learn from a top jazz guitarist who will be playing with Jacqui Dankworth later that day.
Tickets for all workshops £16 with a maximum of 25 places
Throughout April enjoying playing guitar on tour with the fantastic Olivier award-winning actress/singer Sheridan Smith. With big band and strings, and musical director pianist Rob Barron. Great venues including the Royal Albert Hall in London.