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JazzCats

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JazzCats is a weekly Jazz workshop for young musicians held at Queens Primary School in Kew. Created in January 2010, this mini big-band has played tailor-made arrangements of famous Jazz tunes, got to grips with complex Jazz harmonies, syncopation and improvisation. The cats are aged 8-11 years old and have displayed some remarkable talent on the following instruments:

Flute / Clarinet / Alto sax / Bassoon / Trumpet / Cornet / French horn / Baritone Horn / Trombone / Violin / Cello / Guitar / Piano / Drums

Here’s a recap of the impressive list of tunes we have covered so far:

  • All Blues
  • A-ra (the frog)
  • Take the A train
  • All Blues
  • Bag’s groove
  • Bewitched, bothered and bewildered
  • Blue in Green
  • Blue Trane
  • Blues in the closet
  • Cantaloupe island
  • Cherokee
  • Cute
  • Do nothing till you hear from me
  • Don’t get around much anymore
  • Freddie freeloader
  • Frosty the snowman
  • Gentle rain
  • Harlem nocture
  • Haunted melody
  • In a mellow tone
  • Killer Joe
  • Let it snow
  • Mercy, mercy, mercy
  • Moonriver
  • Once I had a secret love
  • Opus one
  • Serenade to a cuckoo
  • Silent night
  • Skating in central Park
  • Sombrero sam
  • Someday my prince will come
  • Somewhere over the rainbow
  • Sonnymoon for two
  • Soul bossa-nova
  • So What
  • Stolen moments
  • Summertime
  • Swinging shepherd blues
  • Watermelon man
  • Well you needn’t
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