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BOB HITCHINGS

Bob is one of the organisers of CLJAZZ and has been involved since 1985, tutoring and running courses at Caer Llan, Monmouthshire, Huntstile, Somerset and Normandy, France

He plays clarinet in his band Jazzical Swing and double bass both classically and jazzically. Bob  played bass with the Winchmore string orchestra for six years, the North London Philharmonia, East Mendip Orchestra and several others, as well as playing jazz bass in bands of various styles from Traditional to Modern. He also plays tenor sax and has played at The Greenwich Jazz Festival, The Bass Clef Jazz Club in Hoxton (now sadly closed) and other venues in London and elsewhere.

Bob currently lives in Bridgwater, Somerset and is actively involved with the local Arts Centre running jazz classes, jam sessions and regular gigs. He (along with Simon Greening) founded the Stapleton Jazz Workshop in Bristol and tutored there regularly for ten years, retiring in 2015. He has just started another occasional Saturday all day workshop in Axminster, Devon.

Bob is also a composer and arranger.

November 2016 workshop

Bob will be reprising the successful workshop of last year playing Alan Jeanes’ arrangements of standards.

 In addition we will be doing some of Otto Weinmann’s ragtime arrangements