- Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
Is anyone else on the forum going to this next weekend in Hampshire?
It is at Damerham Village Hall near Fordingbridge in Hampshire.Sounds interesting - any more information about what, where, who, how much ?
Seconded! I met Mark at the Jazzwise course last summer. A fantastic guy and a definite inspiration. We had a big band session that Mark arranged the music for - by hand! Considering his disability that was an absolute triumph. He is as you say a phenomenal bass trombone player too.Just a word for one of the tutors on the course - Mark Bassey (Ex.NYJO Trombonist and educator at the Trinity College of Music). The man was a revelation and an inspiration. A great player who is blessed with the knowledge, personality, people skills and dry wit to get things across in such a way that no-one feels out of their depth. Always encouraging and motivating on an individual, as well as a group level, it was just a joy to experience his workshops. If you ever get the chance to do this or see him play live, I would highly recommend you don't miss it!
He is due to play one of the Sunday Lunchtime "Jazz Matters" sessions later this year. He also appeared there earlier this year - there are some pictures on his website at Mark Bassey at The StablesI did speak to the 'arranger' at the Stables (for their Jazz Matters weekly session) to get him along.
Brilliant! I turned up to a Jazz Matters session in October last year 'on-time' according to the website but in reality 1 hour early! So with some time to kill I was mooching about and met a couple of people (staff), we got chatting and I suggested Mark for a Sunday session. They did know of him and thought it was a great idea. I do check the site regularly but often have my sax lesson with Karen on a Sunday late morning/lunchtime so it's hard for me to fit this in.