Jazz Improvisation Masterclass Series with pianist, Tommy Scott

About these events

In this masterclass, Tommy will give us a range of brilliant insights into jazz performance, explaining different approaches to playing and improvising. The ideas presented will be valuable not only to pianists, but to all instrumentalists, as he explores improvisational ideas and techniques. No matter what your level of experience, from beginner, to intermediate, to advanced, there will be a range of brilliant ideas which can be taken away and put into practice immediately.

There will be lots of demonstrations from Tommy at the piano, and also lots of opportunities for questions.

Before the masterclass, just download Zoom at https://zoom.us. It’s free and easy to use. We’d recommend you use Zoom on a computer, a laptop, a tablet or iPad. It’s possible to use Zoom on your smart phone, but the bigger the screen is, the better it is for this kind of masterclass.

Tommy will take a selection of songs, to demonstrate and explore ideas around modal playing, pentatonics, melodic minor modes, appoggiaturas, chromatic playing, how to play through changes modally, motivic development and many other ideas. With Zoom, you’ll get the opportunity to ask Tommy questions during the session. Our hope is that you will get some brand-new insights into ways of deepening your playing, giving you the ability to strengthen your own musical voice, and to enhance your practice and playing. All of this, plus we get to hear Tommy play some great piano!

An absolute immersive experience:

We’re delighted to invite you to a s

eries of online jazz improvisation masterclasses which will take place on Zoom. No matter what your level of experience, get ready for an immersive educational experience, which will delve into a wide range of ideas to enhance your playing.These sessions will feature brilliant UK jazz pianist, Tommy Scott, on piano. Tommy Scott was mentored and championed from a very young age by jazz megastars Joey Calderazzo (Branford Marsalis, Michael Brecker) and Danilo Perez (Wayne Shorter, Brian Blade, John Pattitucci). Over time, Tommy has matured into a unique and passionate composer and performer, and he is well known as a collaborator with jazz musicians across the US, UK and Europe. Tommy has performed recently with Jean Toussaint (Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers), Dave O’Higgins (Darius Brubeck Quartet), Damon Brown (Steve Grossman, Benny Golson, Dave Liebman), Greg Abate (Ray Charles), Yuri Goloubev (Bob James, Kenny Werner, Ralph Towner), and many others. You can check out Tommy with his new trio, featuring Yuri Goloubev (bass) and Asaf Sirkis (drums) at https://tommyscottmusic.com/jazz-piano-videos

Schedulling the masterclass

The best way to learn jazz piano

We’ll be running this session at 12.00 pm UK time. We hope that the timing will allow people to take part in many different parts of the world. We are limited to 100 participants on Zoom, so please register as soon as you can!

At the end of the workshop, Tommy will share a PDF summary of all the main components of the session, and there will be an opportunity to stay in touch with Tommy if you want any further support or guidance.

We recommend that you join the Zoom call 5 to 10 minutes early, to make sure that everything is working, and then we’ll kick off at 5.00 pm UK time.

We look forward to seeing you there!