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Jazz Workshop with Simon Purcell

Join us for a unique opportunity to enhance your improvisation skills with Simon Purcell, the International Chair in Improvisation at the Guildhall School of Music in London.

This workshop is available to Morley students and tutors at a general cost of £5. All levels of experience in Jazz playing are welcome.

Morley students who purchase tickets for Simon Purcell’s concert at 19:30 will have free access to this workshop from 17:00 to 18:45. Don’t miss the chance to learn from the former Head of Jazz at Trinity-Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance.

More info here: “Don’t Just Play Something, Sit There!” – Jim Hall


Internationally acclaimed pianist and educator Simon Purcell came to prominence during the UK jazz boom of the 1980s through his band ‘Jazz Train’ (with Martin Speake, Cleveland Watkiss et al), a quartet with Julian Arguelles and numerous appearances with visiting American artists (such as Red Rodney, Kenny Wheeler, Eddie Henderson, Jean Toussaint, Valerie Ponomarev, Dale Barlow, Bobby Shew, Conrad Erwig) at London’s Bass Clef club and occasional weeks at Ronnie Scott’s. 

His quintet “Red Circle” with Julian Siegel, Chris Batchelor, Steve Watts and Gene Calderazzo recently appeared at Ronnie Scott’s club and the CD “Red Circle” has received widespread acclaim. 

Playing credits of top drawer – Financial Times! 

One of the jazz CDs of the year – Mobo magazine 

Favourite CD of the year – allaboutjazz.com