On Tuesday 29 September, the Rose Theatre Kingston will host a one-off workshop with one of the UK’s most exciting jazz musicians, Joe Stilgoe. This free, interactive session aims to introduce jazz to those new to the genre and engage younger audiences with the music that has inspired some of the most dynamic artists in history.
The workshop will take inspiration from Joe’s live show Songs of Film, which pays homage to some of the best-loved movie soundtracks of all time. Throughout the workshop, Joe will highlight the connection between the big screen and jazz, with opportunity for audience members to partake in the musical magic. Participants will also be treated to highlights from the live show itself, with Stilgoe’s renowned combination of witty storytelling and astounding music making for a very memorable afternoon.
The event aims to make jazz accessible to new audiences and inspire younger musicians to discover more about the genre. It also aims to highlight jazz in the everyday, and demonstrate where the roots of music we are all so familiar with truly lie.
Stilgoe will be returning to the Rose on Monday 2 November, as part of a tour with legendary jazz trumpeter Leroy Jones and singer Ian Shaw. He was raised in Surrey by songwriter Richard Stilgoe and opera singer Annabel Hunt.
The workshop will take place from 1.15-2.15pm in The Swallow Café & Restaurant at the Rose Theatre Kingston (entry will be first come first served).