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Workshops to be held in 2015 at Haisthorpe Methodist Church/Community Centre, Haisthorpe, Nr. Bridlington. Sat. May 9th and Sat. October 17th
10 am - 4 pm. Guest coach will be Paul Baxter.

Click on these pictures to see the workshops in action. The next workshop will be at Haisthorpe Methodist Church near Bridlington on May 9th, 10 am to 4 pm.
Jazz Workshop Paul Baxter

     Course Director - Ray Eveleigh.

Ray studied Physics and Maths at Cardiff University and music at the College Of Music and Drama in Cardiff and there met Brenda Kirk, a singer, whom he subsequently married.
He wrote the Jazz Course in 1997 and has taught the course in the U.S.A and in this country.
For the last three years the course has been running successfully at Burton Agnes Hall in East Yorkshire. The 'Jazz Workshop' is a one day course which is an intensive version of the RevRay Jazz Course.
Enrolments are currently being received for the Spring session of the Jazz Workshop. This will be held on March 9th at Haisthorpe Methodist Church/Community Centre, Nr. Bridlington. Staff Ray Eveleigh (piano), Bryan Ward (drums), Paul Baxter (bass) and Jenny Bray (singer/songwriter).
Fee £75 to be paid byFeb. 28th , 2013
For more info. contact by e-mail at rev@revray.co.uk or by phone at .

         Vocals Tutor - Brenda Kirk.
Brenda Kirk (Eveleigh) is Yorkshire born and proud of it but chose to study music in Gwlad y Gan (the Land of Song) where she first met RevRay. Her studies in Music, specialising in Voice Production, were at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama in Cardiff, Wales and led to Brenda becoming a Licentiate of the Royal Academy of Music, London. As a little girl, Brenda always knew that whatever else she would do in life, she would sing. As a teenager in Yorkshire, she was much in demand singing Operatic Arias and Victorian Songs with all the confidence of Youth! Brenda began her professional career in TV, Radio and the concert platform in South Wales and the West of England, making regular appearances in ITV's 'Land of Song' with Ivor Emmanuel. She gave Leider Recitals (Brahms being a favourite) and Oratorio (her repertoire included the Fauré, Brahms and Verdi Requiems). She says she married RevRay because she needed a good accompanist (she also just happened to love the guy!) In recent years she has made the transition from Classical to Jazz with ease. She now specialises in Jazz/Blues singing in Jazz clubs and various functions and concerts in England and the USA.... and she is loving every minute of it! Brenda's favourite singers are Ella Fitzgerald, Ian Shaw, Eva Cassidy, Janet Baker and Thomas Hanson.... all singers excelling in their different art form.

Jenny Bray
     Course Administrator - Jenny Bray..
Jenny studied music at The College Of Ripon and St. John . After following a successful career teaching and performing in the USA, jenny returned to England in 2003. She now teaches piano and voice at her studio in Nafferton, and has been engaged as tutor and administrator on the Jazz Course. Jenny is married to Alan who is also an educator.
Since returning to the UK in 2005 Jenny has appeared at the Burton Agnes Jazz Festival with Paul Baxter, Rich Hammond, Chris and Rod Mason, other venues include Hull Jazz Club, Pave, Sewerby Hall and radio broadcasts on Humberside UK and National Public Radio USA.

Brian Ward
     Course Percussion Tutor - Brian Ward.
Ray & Brian first met in 1964 when Brian was playing at the Skyline Ballroom in Hull with the Bob Grant Band. He studied under Geoff Myers who played in the Syd Lawrence Orchestra. Brian has played at many venues in Hull and district, including the Locarno Ballroom, the Birkholme Country Club, and the Westfield Club in Cottingham. He has recorded with several outfits including two albums with the RevRay Trio.

Paul Baxter
     Course BassTutor - Paul Baxter.
Paul Baxter, since completing university in 2001, has been performing as a sideman and artist the length and breadth of the country. As well as running a successful Quintet performing the music of Horace Silver, which has performed at the Hull, Scarborough and Marsden jazz Festival. Paul also runs various outfits performing his own compositions traversing many different styles of music, from 'Free-Improv' to 'Afro-Cuban Jazz'. Over the last 2 years Paul has filled the bass chair in the Rockin' Swing Band 'Dominic Halpin & the Honey B's' taking to many great places around Europe and even Canada. Along with The Honey B's, Paul has had the opportunity to work on other great shows such as 'The Rat Pack' tour which culminated in a show at the Echo arena in Liverpool. Running 'York Jazz' is another of Paul's main activities and through this club he has had the privilege of playing with some of Britain's Finest musicians inc., Peter King, Steve Waterman, Alan Barnes, Mark Nightingale, Dave Cliffe, Omar Puente, Iain Dixon and many more. Paul continues to explore the world of music and has studied with Steve Berry, Zoltan Dekany, Grahame Hearn and on a recent trip to New York had the joy of studying with Boris Koslov (The Mingus Big band, Michael Brecker) and Harvie S (The Manhattan School of Music, Kenny Baron) which were truly wonderful experiences.


We select the repertoire for the workshop to suit the group we have depending on favourite styles of music, composition, instrumentation, vocal range, etc. and we always include a variety of popular standards ranging from Bob Dylan to Bach! In the past standards such as 'Body and Soul', 'Summertime', 'C Jam Blues' and 'Satin Doll', have been used.
For our part, we would like to know what vocals/instrument you play, what experience you have and how proficient you are.

To register for the workshop, please click here for the application form.


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