GMF Jazz Festival

Global Music Foundation Student Concert

Event Has Passed

Last Show: Sunday 20 th August 2017

PizzaExpress Jazz Club (Soho)

This is when the students and participants, who have been working hard with their instrumental and vocal coaches to refine and improve their musicianship, get the opportunity to play in public. The act of performing in front of an audience gives the students an opportunity to see for themselves the result of their work and experience the joy of music making with other musicians and listeners alike. 

Each of the ensembles perform the pieces they have been creating and working on during the week. The vocal groups perform a colourful mix of pieces and the event finishes up in true party style, with an energetic and exciting performance by the Samba group led by master percussionist Francesco Petreni, during which they dance, sing and play Samba, Afoxe, Maracatu, Samba Reggae and Funk rhythms from different areas of Brazil. The audience is invited to join in if they feel so inclined.

Ensembles coached/led by:
Arnie Somogyi
Bruce Barth
Perico Sambeat
Guillermo Rozenthuler (Vocal)
Francesco Petreni (Samba)