Jazz – from the beginning to the 60s

Course code: 18051
Location: Beaumaris Senior Centre
Day/time: Thursday 2pm-4pm Fortnightly
Starts: 15 Feb   Ends: 6 Dec
Alternate time: Alternates with classical music

A history and discussion of all types of jazz with audio and visual content, stimulating a desire to explore new artists, performances and styles of jazz, and to enhance participants’ enjoyment of and interest in the many forms of jazz. David’s definition of jazz is quite broad so be prepared for some interesting surprises. David has recently discovered that Youtube has an enormous amount of very interesting videos featuring films of legendary artists and orchestras. This material dates back to the 1920’s onwards and most of it is not available on DVD’s. David will be showing and discussing carefully selected items.

David Peake

David has been a collector of recordings and a student of jazz since 1955. Over the years, he has broadened his appreciation and knowledge to cover almost all types of jazz – traditional, classic and modern. He has a very substantial collection of LPs, CDs, DVDs and books. David believes that he has a great deal of knowledge and understanding of jazz which he wants to share with others.

2018 Classes (Alternate THURSDAY’S commencing 15 February
2.00 to 4.00 pm) at the Beaumaris Senior Citizens Centre.

NB – There will be occasions when there is no class due to David being on holiday etc. Some of these dates are not known at the moment. There are likely to be about 16 or 17 classes during the year. The dates shown are therefore provisional and subject to change.

  • 15 February
  • 1 March
  • 15 March
  • 29 March
  • 12 April – Festival of Music  (mostly classical)
  • 26 April
  • 10 May
  • 24 May
  • 7 June
  • 21 June
  • 5 July ( school holiday class )
  • 19 July
  • 2 August
  • 16 August
  • 30 August
  • 13 September
  • 27 September ( school holiday class )
  • 11 October
  • 25 October
  • 8 November
  • 22 November
  • 6 December

Last updated 16 January 2018