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100 Years Of Jazz For Schools

100 Years Of Jazz For Schools - jazz history education presented in a fun, informative & brilliant hands on format by the UK's best professional, performing jazz musicians.

100 Years Of Jazz workshops for schools from the international hit show 100 Years Oj Jazz In 99 Minutes   |    020 8539 5229   |   07866 833 040

A Riotous Whizz Through 100 Years Of Jazz

For Schools


Our internationally acclaimed show '100 Years of Jazz in 99 Minutes' is now available as an educational workshop and concert for schools - an ideal introduction to jazz for children of all ages.


"Every era is evoked with complete conviction, during the musical equivalent of the Reduced Shakespeare Company, in which none of the major musical soliloquies gets left out."  Alyn Shipton, Radio 3, The Times


Presented by six of the best jazz musicians in the world today, with all the music true to the style of each period and successfully recreating the excitement of jazz when it was new and revolutionary. The programme is packed with interesting facts about jazz history and its most famous personalities, all delivered in an entertaining and humorous way and guaranteed to captivate and inspire young and old alike.

Available in two formats - Educational Concert or Workshop & Concert:


Workshops suitable either for students with some experience of jazz or for those just starting out and wanting to be introduced to this fascinating art form, can be booked with or independent of the show.  Wherever possible we aim to involve students in the post-workshop concert performance if the two are booked together.  

Workshops and group sessions can be arranged using one or more members of the ensemble, depending on budget. All six musicians have experience in music education and are excellent and enthusiastic communicators. 


The full 100 Years Of Jazz show runs in two halves of 45 minutes each but it has also been presented in a truncated version lasting between 45 minutes to an hour. 


Six of the world's best jazz musicians and multi-instrumentalists perform on a wide range of instruments (around 20 in all) and explain the changes in jazz styles through the ages in a presentation full of wit and verve.

Our Musicians As Educators:

PETE LONG: Band Leader, Sax, Flute, Trumpet

Musical director of the acclaimed Ronnie Scott's Big Band with years of experience as a player, writer and bandleader. Performance credits include: Jools Holland Rhythm & Blues Orchestra, Musical Director of Echoes Of Ellington & Gillespiana, BBC Concert Orchestra and recordings and arrangements for artists including Stereophonics & Joss Stone

TEACHING CREDITS (ALCM London College Of Music):

  • Musical director of Ronnie Scott's outreach project 'Big Band In A Day' ks3/4

  • Many children's workshops for John Packer’s Music

  • Guest conductor for numerous school bands / orchestras including London University Big Band

  • Extensive private tuition

RICHARD PITE: MD, Drums, Sousaphone, Bass

Music Director, producer and one of the foremost experts in vintage and classical jazz drumming.  Professional credits include: Music Director for Boisdale Jazz Clubs, Partyjazz Agency, The Jazz Repertory Company & MD/Producer/Performer for multiple touring concerts & bands

TEACHING CREDITS (BA (Hons) Music York University):

  • Peripatetic music teacher for York County Council  

  • Individual/class tutor at Bootham School, York

  • Talks on drumming and tuba playing in numerous schools

  • Percussion teaching at Dunhurst School, Hampshire

  • School workshops based around Trevor Wishart's Found Objects Music

GEORGINA JACKSON: Trumpet & Vocals

The talent that prompted Bruce Forsyth to remark “I never thought I’d fall in love with a girl from Wigan but tonight I did.  That was wonderful.”  Performance credits include: BBC Radio 2, The BBC Concert Orchestra, The BBC Big Band, resident singer with Ronnie Scotts Jazz Orchestra & hit concert producer.  Georgina has also had a no. 1 hit in the UK Jazz Charts


  • PGCE qualified primary school teacher and music coordinator 

  • Experience with year groups ks1/2 and special needs music in middle school

  • Secondary school workshops via Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club & Packer's Music

  • Workshops (vocal and brass) for music festivals and education authorities

NICK DAWSON: Piano, Clarinet & Vocals

A highly accomplished pianist equally at home in both jazz and classical music, Nick began working professionally in his early teens and quickly became in-demand with his diverse repertoire and very fine singing voice.  Currently assistant MD in the hugely successful West End musical  Mamma Mia, he also continues to perform in a wide range of concerts all over the UK

TEACHING CREDITS (BmusRCM (Hons) RCM, dipRCM Piano Teaching Diploma):

  • Secondary schools jazz singing and jazz piano tuition

  • Singing & repertoire tutor at Performers Musical Theatre College & East Fifteen

  • Private jazz piano tutor

  • Musical Director on 5 community plays at Queens Theatre directing cast aged 8 to 80 years

DAVE CHAMBERLAIN: Bass, Guitar, Banjo, Piano

One of the UK’s leading jazz double-bassists whose performances & recording credits include: Blue Note recording artist Stacey Kent, Sir John Dankworth, the BBC Big Band, the BBC Concert Orchestra, Ronnie Scott's, The Vienna Opera House & The Royal Albert Hall

TEACHING CREDITS (BA (Hons) Music – Goldsmiths, University Of London):

  • Private tuition in classical & jazz double bass, guitar

  • Music theory, beginner to professional

  • Jazz FM ‘Jazzworks’ one-day workshops in schools across the UK

  • Guitar teacher and ensemble coach at Chiswick Saturday Music Centre

  • Jazz workshops/ensemble coaching at Universities of Bath and Sheffield as part of Tony Kofi’s Standard Time trio project 

ENRICO TOMASSO: Trumpet, Trombone & Vocals

Enrico began playing trumpet aged 6 and, shortly after, met Louis Armstrong, who befriended the young beginner and heavily influenced his playing style.  Enrico has played with many of the UK’s top jazz stars including Acker Bilk, Chris Barber and Bryan Ferry and currently has a very busy international career.  He is rated as one of the leading talents on the jazz scene today


  • Studied at Guildhall School Of Music & Drama: Post Graduate Jazz Course

  • Master classes at multiple schools and colleges in the UK

  • Music tutoring at Richmond Adult Community College: jazz & brass courses

  • Private tuition in brass and jazz technique

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