Well… there I was about 20 years ago …keen naive and eager to learn about this new idiom called Jazz. After moaning to one of my dear school friends who was an accomplished jazz pianist , that I needed something different musically in my life after several years of singing on choirs, she suggested going to a residential jazz course for a week at Cranfield University. This was a daunting prospect but I summoned up my courage and thought to myself ..well if I don’t like it I can leave at any time.
So Sunday afternoon I arrive with very few musical chart ( which were not in my key because I hadn’t realised that aspect yet!!). We all gathered the main lecture theatre singers and musicians and we were asked to come down the front to either sing or play so that we could be grouped together by level of ability. That was scary enough but I managed it!.