World Famous Jazz Musician at BDA

Recent Jack Petchey award-winner Zakaria Ellis Khan chose to spend his prize money on an unforgettable afternoon of music masterclasses with a world-famous New York jazz musician, Aaron Weinstein.

Mr Weinstein spent two sessions with the BDA jazz band and string players last week, teaching them about the art of improvisation and practical jazz playing.

Mr Prout said: “This was a great opportunity for our students to have an expert in his field come into the school to make music and explore a genre of music in real depth.”

The students jumped at a fantastic opportunity to riff with the star on the piece I Got Rhythm.