Jazz Project

Jazz Project

There is a whole world of music out there that children experience at Albion!

Year 5 children at Albion are participating once again in Southwark's Jazz Project in partnership with Southwark Music Partnership & Hub. They are led by the inspirational Jazz pianist, composer and animateur Pete Letanka. Children will be bringing in their instruments they play for their sessions so Pete can integrate them into their jazz piece.

If you are part of the project please rehearse with the song below. You can also find the words below too.

King Kong Audio

King Kong Words

 

Pete Letanka

Pete Letanka is a professional jazz pianist and composer. He graduated in 1997 with a starred 1st class BA (hons) and the Leeds University Armes award for the highest mark in the year. Since graduating he formed the Pete Letanka trio with bassist Andy Hamil and drummer Winston Clifford. The trio are active on the London jazz scene as well across the UK. Letanka has enjoyed performing at Ronnie Scotts, the Purcell Room and the Queen Elizabeth Hall. In 2005, he was signed to Zephyr Records (the awardwinning jazz record label) who released his debut album, "Afrostocracy". In 1997, he began working for Children's Music Workshop. He has lead projects for the Royal Opera House, London Philharmonic Orchestra and the National Portrait Gallery. He also leads insets for teachers and music project leaders for Trinity College of Music, the Guildhall School of music and Spitalfields Festival. He is the music director of Glyndebourne Youth Opera and artistic director of Aldeburgh Music's Group A.

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