September Newsletter

Trio Brasil+Guests, Concert in the Dark and More…..

ABERGAVENNY – FRIDAY SEPT 2nd 8.45 pm Trio Brasil + Iain Ballamy

Iain Ballamy – Saxophone
Huw Warren – Piano
Dudley Phillips – Bass
Zoot Warren – Drums

Wall2Wall Jazz Festival

Melville Theatre,  Pen-y-Pound, Abergavenny   NP7 5UD

tickets or phone 07958612691

BIRMINGHAM – FRIDAY SEPT 16th 7.45 pm Trio Brasil + Mark Lockheart

Mark Lockheart – Saxophone
Huw Warren – Piano
Dudley Phillips – Bass
Zoot Warren – Drums

Birmingham Jazz, The Red Lion, 95 Warstone Lane, Hockley Birmingham,B18 6NG

tickets and info

BREMEN THURS 22nd Sept 8pm

Maria Pia de Vito + Huw Warren – CONCERT IN THE DARK

A brand new experience in the fabulous, historic Sendesaal, with an unamplified  concert as part of their konzert im dunkeln series.

Sendesaal, Bürgermeister-Spitta-Allee 45 , 28329 Bremen, Germany

info and tickets


Volume 2 (Advanced Harmony) is on its way soon, but in the meantime you can still download my beginners guide to Jazz Harmony here or from the website 

Exploring Jazz Harmony


Some exciting news – I’ve just published a little mini guide to Jazz Harmony, scales, modes and voicings available as a PDF download

Aimed at the beginner jazz student, the book is also an invaluable guide to classical students wishing to demystify the world of jazz harmony and improvisation.

buy now £6.50

Set out in clear modular steps, the guide starts from first principles, the chapters include:
1 Introduction
2 Chords and Symbols
3 Scales
4 Sequences and GuideTones
5 Adding notes to ii-V-I 7
6 RootlessVoicings
7 Modes of the Major Scale
8 Tritone Substitution
9 Adding Altered Notes to Dominant Harmony
10 Sus Chords
11 More Scales to use on Altered Harmony
12 Scale options for iim7b5-V-Im7
13 Practice Tips
14 Appendix

Used as a useful reference source Exploring Jazz Harmony is invaluable as an introduction to jazz, but also contains enough detail to interest more advanced students.Suitable for all instrumentalists, composers and arrangers.

Purchasers will be entitled to free updates, as and when additions and revisions become available.

Example above is from chapter 9 ” Adding altered notes to dominant harmony”

Ravello Festival 2016

Lucky to have played a couple of weeks ago at one of the most stunning settings ever…..Ravello, on the Amalfi coast of Southern Italy.

with Maria Pia de Vito, Gabriele Mirabassi and Roberto Tauffic.


Photos by Paulo Soriani


ravello soundcheck