Current Programme

  1. Please always check this online schedule or our Facebook page before setting out in case any last-minute change of tutor occurs and check the other pages for further information regarding the Cambridge Jazz Coop if you haven’t been along before! Newcomers, guests and visitors welcome; see About Us and FAQ for more details.

All the activities take place on a Saturday at the Meadows Community Centre and are from 11:00am until 1:30pm unless otherwise indicated. See here for more details on how to find us.

January 2019
5 Alex Hutton: elite pianisms
12 Martin Shaw: top trumpeter returns
19 Vasilis Xenopoulos: top hardbop tips
26 Alan Barnes: motivational  teaching from this superb saxophonist
February 2019
2 Mike Gorman: exceptional keyboardist
9 Mick Foster: intelligent, usable ideas from a fine teacher
16 Martin Hathaway: sound advice from Guildhall Jazz lecturer
23 Sam Bullard: thoughtful improvisational advice from a great saxophonist
March 2019
2 Ross Stanley: welcome return of the Hammond virtuoso
9 Tommaso Starace: Italian alto sax stylings
16 NEW! Laura Jurd: award-winning young trumpeter
23 Nigel Price: one of the best guitarists in the UK
30 Vijay Prakash: local trombone hero
April 2019
6 Jim Rattigan: inspirational French horn from this jazz and classical virtuoso
13 Sam Miles: local saxophone hero
20 EASTER: No Coop
27 Sam Miles: sax redux (see 13 April)
May 2019
4 Alan Barnes: welcome return of the top sax player and jazz educator.
11 Nic France: Jazz drummer par excellence
18 Andrea Vicari: Jazz composer, pianist, drummer and educator at Trinity school in London
25 Paul Jayasinha: excellent trumpeting and rhythmic ideas
June 2019
1 Martin Hathaway: top tips from former head of London Guildhall School Jazz
8 Alex Hutton: thoughtful pianist
15 SPECIAL GUEST: Sheryl Bailey, one of New York’s finest jazz guitarists on her UK tour in a welcome return visit
22 Mike Gorman: exceptional keyboardist
29 SPECIAL GUEST: Mike Titlebaum, sax and jazz professor at Ithaca College, New York

Summer break.

October 2019
5 Alan Barnes: Saxophonist, wit, raconteur and superb jazz teaching
12 Roger Beaujolais: Welcome return of virtuoso vibraphonist, with ideas for improved improvisation
19 TBC
26  Sam Bullard: practical improvisational advice from a great saxophonist
November 2019
2 Buster Birch: superb drummer (& now published author of books on improvisation, pentatonics, etc.!)
9 Mick Foster: intelligent, usable ideas from a fine teacher and saxophonist
16 Nigel Price: one of the best guitarists in the UK, fast becoming a Jazz Coop favourite
23 T.B.C.
30 T.B.C.
December 2019
7 T.B.C.
14 Gareth Lockrane: welcome return for the flautist and band leader extraordinaire
21 Closed for Christmas
28 Closed for Christmas