Contemporary Big Band Jazz Weekend 2014


The Heronston Hotel, Ewenny Road, Bridgend. CF35 5AW

Steve Waterman, Alan Barnes and Alun Vaughan host a unique residential jazz weekend focusing on performing contemporary and swing big band and ensemble music.

We are inviting intermediate to advanced players of trumpet, trombone, sax, bass, piano, guitar, drums and percussion to join us in a series of tutorials and workshops covering ensemble, improvisation and sectional playing.

It’s an ideal forum for those who are teaching (or want to teach) in the jazz idiom either in the classroom or in a big band setting.

The weekend is residential, though day bookings are accepted in some cases. Non-playing partners are welcome.


Reserve your place now -
Complete the Booking Form and email it, with either £50.00 deposit, or the full amount of £360.00 (or £335.00 for returners) as soon as possible to reserve your seat. Please note that PAYPAL fees of £9:50 will be added to the total costs if choosing to pay via PAYPAL. This amount is included in the PAYPAL transaction.

Places are reserved on a first come first served basis, and will be confirmed in writing on receipt of your booking form and payment.

The balance will be due by January 31st 2014

Personal Tuition

Steve Waterman, Alan Barnes and Alan Vaughan (bass/rhythm section) are available for one to one tuition sessions on the Thursday before the weekend starts, and Friday (a.m. only). If you would like to book, please email us.

We’ll make the arrangements for you.

Now in our 9th Year!

Lorraine Lawton finalising details with Mark Burges of the Heronston Hotel - venue for the Jazz Weekend 2014

Some video clips of our earlier Jazz weekends - some attendees have been on every weekend since!

Video Produced by Marks Music Media