On 17th / 18th February 2018 – In association with The Manchester College Jazz Department, JazzSmart hosts a two day saxophone workshop, that is aimed equally at classical and jazz saxophonists, led by Andy Scott, assisted by James Rawlinson & Andrew Blee.
Building & developing ideas from the inaugural course at Manchester College in February 2017, Andy will use his vast experience of planning and directing saxophone workshops to strike a balance between using written material, using our ears, and embracing a musically open-minded philosophy. Time will be spent rehearsing as; one large group and smaller groups, with a great rhythm section joining us on the Sunday afternoon.
Options will be available in sessions 2 & 3 on the Saturday; Andy will lead a masterclass that is aimed at more classical saxophonists, you are welcome to prepare a solo piece or a quartet may play, whilst those more interested in improvisation may work with James (intermediate/advanced) & Andrew (beginner).
“James is a fantastic musician; a wonderful performer and teacher! His knowledge of improvisation and jazz, coupled with his teaching experience, means that we may offer you options throughout the weekend. Andrew studied with James & then went on to complete a degree in Jazz Studies at the University of Chichester. JazzSmart is directed by James & Andrew, and I’m delighted to collaborate with them both!” Andy Scott
For more details, and to book a place online please go to the Jazzsmart website HERE
30th November – 4th December
Andy will be teaching & performing in Aveiro, Portugal, details to be announced…
Andy Scott has been invited to guest direct a masterclass at the Trinity College of Music in London, in which saxophone students will perform a selection of his works.
Taking place on Tuesday 28th of November 2017
Andy Scott will accompany Westland saxophone orchestra as soloist in this special concert, celebrating their five year anniversary.
Details: Concert starts at 20:00, November 25th 2017
Venue: De Noviteit Monster, Netherlands
Wednesday 8th – 15th November - Concerts and teaching in Hong Kong, details to be announced…
The UK’s largest annual sax gathering at The Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester takes place on the 5th November 2017
Andy Scott along with Rob Buckland as artistic directors are delighted to welcome saxophonist Timothy McAllister from America, a ‘virtuoso… one of the foremost saxophonists of his generation’ – New York Times, to perform a ‘solo set of contemporary masterworks in this exciting, innovative recital’
Timothy McAllister’s recital will take place at 14:15 in the RNCM Concert Hall
Timothy will also be giving a masterclass and a talk on sax day
Andy Scott + Group S will also be performing at the sax day at 19:00 in the RNCM Theatre
“Andy Scott + Group S will perform a selection of music from its recently-released CD (Basho Records) Ruby & All Things Purple, providing an explosive and thought-provoking finale to the RNCM Saxophone Day.” - RNCM
For more info, including tickets, for all of the events on RNCM Sax Day 2017, click here
Date for the diary - Sunday 5th November sees Andy Scott and Rob Buckland hosting another Saxophone Day at the RNCM.
Further details to follow.
Friday 3rd November will see world-renowned guitarist Craig Ogden perform with the brilliant Northern Chamber Orchestra, giving the world premiere of Andy Scott’s Concerto for solo guitar & chamber orchestra.
The work has been written specifically for Craig and co-commissioned and funded by the Northern Chamber Orchestra & the University of Western Australia
Venue: Stoller Hall, Manchester at 7:30pm
For more information on the concert, click here
Thursday 12th October – Uttoxeter Saxophone Day, details to be announced…
The Apollo Saxophone Quartet will be performing at Ardingly College, Sussex on the 9th October 2017 at 19:30, closing a day of saxophone workshops
The eighth season of the Sandbach Concert Series draws near, based in the heart of the historic market town of Sandbach. Each concert features talented local young musicians in a 30 minute spotlight concert followed by a one hour concert by professional musicians.
Andy Scott as artistic director is pleased to announce that the season will commence on Wednesday 27th September 2017 with the Northern Chamber Orchestra Soloists, described as ‘simply world-class’ by Opera Magazine
Nicholas Ward, NCO Artistic Director & Violinist
On October 25th we’re proud to present vocalist Jacqui Dankworth & guitarist Craig Ogden in their fantastic new collaboration, including new arrangements of songs by Burt Bacharach, Jerome Kern and others.
Vocalist Jacqui Dankworth and Guitarist Craig Ogden
On November 29th, saxophonists Amy Green & Charlotte Harding perform with pianist Christine Zerafa. ‘Over 100 Years of Women and The Saxophone’ is a project that celebrates the pioneering female saxophonists, composers & bandleaders integral in developing their instrument, their art & their profession.
Saxophonists Amy Green and Charlotte Harding
For more information, including tickets, click here
On September 24th 2017, American trumpet soloist Rex Richardson will be giving the Japanese premiere of Andy Scott’s ‘Freedom of Movement’, performing with the Symphonic Winds Tokyo in Shibuya, Tokyo
The concerto was written for Rex last year and the title 'Freedom of Movement' refers to a freedom of musical expression and versatility that the soloist is given within this continuous 15-minute work.
“Andy Scott’s ‘Freedom of Movement’ Trumpet Concerto […] displayed its American roots; its groovy melodic hooks and jazz improvisations fused in a virtuosic performance by Rex Richardson.”
To celebrate the 10th Anniversary of Saxophony (a sax ensemble based in Winchester) Andy will be taking part in a Saxophone and Flute recital together with Clare Southworth (Flute), Ian Clarke (Flute) and Rob Buckland (Saxophone) on Saturday 23rd September.
There will be a Flute day on Saturday hosted by Clare and Ian and a Saxophone Day with Rob and Andy on Sunday 24th.
Tickets for the concert = £8 (under 18's/full-time students £5)
Workshop Day £30
For further details: sarahheard.co.uk/instrumental-courses.php?id=10th%20anniversary
Andy Scott’s new piece for clarinet ensemble, Momento was commissioned by the South Tyrol Clarinet Ensemble & the British Clarinet Ensemble. Momento is a six minute work that pays homage to Monk, Ella and Dizzy, three jazz legends who share 1917 as their year of birth.
The world premiere takes place on Monday 4th September 2017, 20:30 in Drescher Kellen, Kaltern, Italy, and will be performed by the combined forces of the South Tyrol & British Clarinet Ensembles.
The UK premiere by the British Clarinet Ensemble will take place on Saturday 21st October 2017 in Oakham School Chapel. More details to follow…
Andy will be returning to JazzSmart to host a 3-day Saxophone Ensemble workshop over the weekend of 4th-6th August 2017 in Barton-on-Sea (near Bournemouth).
"Having the workshop over 3 days will be particularly beneficial as it will give participants the opportunity to get into detail about sound and technique of playing the Saxophone" says Andy.
Go to www.jazzsmart.com/andy-scott-2017 / for further details and to book
Andy and Group S will be performing at the Manchester Jazz Festival to launch their new CD "Ruby and all things Purple"