Festival Workshops: For Youth, the very Young & All Ages

wall2wall Jazz Festival


  • 28th August 2019: Jazz for Little’uns
  • 29th to 31st August 2019: Youth Workshop Band
  • 1st September 2019: Gospel Singing
  • 1st September 2019: Tango Jazz



  • Jazz for Little’uns: £5.00
  • Gospel Singing: £5.00

These two workshops can be booked via our online workshop – please use the ‘BOOK TICKETS’ link below.

Details on booking the other two workshops are provided in the text to the right.

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Jazz for Little’uns

This will be the 4th time we have included Jazz for Little’uns in our programmes and it has proved to be very popular and feedback suggests we should continue to run these sessions.

Jazz for Little’uns is for those aged 2 to 4 years (with some flexibility).  The session introduces the fun of jazz music for youngsters to enjoy, listen and join in.

Popular vocalist Naomi Rae will again run the session – having done so in the past with great success.  Her duo has proved very popular with little’uns and a similar fun session can be expected.

The session will start at 12 noon and last about one hour. Light refreshments will be available.

Little’uns must be accompanied by an adult throughout the session.

Tickets can be bought via our online box office – please see the link button in the left column.

Youth Workshop Band

Young musicians keen on jazz will get the chance to perform with Dennis Rollins, one of the world’s great trombonists, at the wall2wall Jazz Festival this year.

Dennis will direct jazz workshops with young people. They will culminate in a public gig on August 31 by The Big Bluesy Jazz Band, composed of his workshop students with Dennis playing too.

Dennis is almost as well known for his educational projects as he is as a star performer with his bands Bradbone & Co., the Velocity Trio and his new one FUNKY-FUNK!

At wall2wall, Dennis will be directing students at two full-day sessions on August 29 and 30 and a half-day one immediately before playing in public on the 31st. Anyone wishing to take part should be no older than 18, have musical ability to Grade 5 or higher, and be available for all three workshops and the final gig.

Dennis is looking for a drummer, a bassist, a guitarist, a pianist, two alto saxophonists, two tenor saxophonists, four trombonists and four trumpeters. But any young instrumentalist outside these specific requirements should inquire about taking part.

Tickets are not available via our box office but if you are interested in taking part in the workshops, please send us a short email – info@blackmountainjazz.co.uk – or call Mike on 0795 8612691.

Tango Jazz

Tango Jazz Quartet (TJQ) mixes the melodic and rhythmic patterns of Tango with the harmonies and improvisation of Jazz. This new approach to tango and jazz has received an enthusiastic response both in Argentina and abroad.

Prior to their performance (2pm), Tango Jazz Quartet will be leading a workshop at the Melville Centre from 12 noon to 1pm.

The workshop is an opportunity to learn more about TJQ’s music style and it is open to any musician.

Tickets are not available via our box office but for details and to book a place on the workshop, please email info@blackmountainjazz.co.uk – or call Mike on 07958 612691.

There is no charge for the workshop, although donations on the day to our Tŷ Hafan pledge will be gratefully received and passed on.

Gospel Singing

The Renewal Choir is a well-established community gospel choir that was founded in September 2005. There are now over 70 choir members, ranging from youthful teens through to a number of energetic seniors still young at heart!

During the afternoon before its performance (4.15pm), the Renewal Choir will run a workshop for all who would like to join them for an enjoyable session of gospel singing.  This will be between 12 noon and 3.15pm (with refreshment breaks).

Tickets can be bought via our online box office – please see the link button in the left column.

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