D'Addario Day with Professor Jeffery Wilson

Announcing Woodwind Day with D'Addario Artist Professor Jeffery Wilson!

Calling all music enthusiasts and woodwind aficionados! Get ready to embark on a melodic journey on February 17 as we proudly announce an extraordinary event – Woodwind Day, featuring the incredible D'Addario artist, Professor Jeffery Wilson.

Immerse yourself in a day filled with the enchanting sounds of sax and clarinet instruments at our facility in Wellington, Somerset, led by the expertise of Professor Wilson. Renowned for his mastery and passion for teaching, he will unravel the secrets behind creating captivating melodies and unlocking the full potential of your woodwind skills.

Whether you're a seasoned musician, a budding player, or someone starting your woodwind journey, this event promises to be a harmonious celebration of sax and clarinet in all their glory. Mark your calendars, set your reminders, and join us for a day that will resonate with the sweet notes of inspiration and musical exploration.

Timetable for the D'Addario day

10:00am - 12:00pm - One-to-one session with either Tom (D'Addario) or Jeffery for mouthpiece/reed consultations

12:00pm - 1:00pm - Lunch

1:00pm - 2:00pm - Improvisation Workshop with Jeffery

2:00pm - 2:20pm - Q & A

2:20pm - 3:00pm - Break with the opportunity to try products

3:00pm - 4:30pm - Ensemble Workshop with Jeffery

To book your place, click the link: https://daddario.formstack.com/forms/john_packer_d_addario_day_with_jeffery_wilson

If you have any issues with the form, drop an email to alice@johnpacker.co.uk

 A quick word about Jeffery

Jeffery Wilson is a composer, performer and teacher, his performances and recordings range from pop and jazz to classical and contemporary and he performs regularly with ‘Triptych’ , ‘Electric Alchemy’ and his own project ‘The Reduced History of Jazz’.

Jeffery was the last serving Professor of Saxophone at the Royal Military School of Music, Kneller Hall until its closure in 2021 and was principal examiner (Jazz) for Guildhall exams for eleven years having a similar role at Trinity College London for fourteen years. He was for many years a supervisor on the music faculty at Cambridge University and a visiting lecturer at Utrecht Conservatorium in Holland.

Jeffery holds three posts at London’s Guildhall School (GSMD) as the creative director of ‘Release’, the countrywide composition competition, workshop leader for ‘Guildhall Young Artists’ online and as coordinator and Professor of Composition at Junior Guildhall.

As a composer he has around seventy five published and one hundred other works in the repertoire.

Completing the picture here is his role as Chief Examiner for ‘Marking Tree’ an online Tech and AI company and as director of ’Environ Music’ the music education and special needs awareness company.