We love the Festival of Chichester.  Jazz Smugglers have become one of the famous FESTIVAL BANDS in SUSSEX. The JAZZ SMUGGLERS EVENTS are all different. Sometimes the music is full of Gershwin and Cole Porter. At other times we are playing songs loved by Jazz Club patrons.

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THE BRILLIANCE OF THIS MUSIC

JAZZ FUNK   MILES DAVIS

KIDS HAVING FUN   JAMIE CULLEM

One of the Sussex Jazz Bands One of the Sussex Jazz Bands

We play mainly in CHICHESTER, WEST SUSSEX, which is close to BOGNOR for LIVE JAZZ, but we also work as a live JAZZ BAND in WORTHING, and as a JAZZ BAND in PORTSMOUTH,  There are not many JAZZ BANDS IN CHICHESTER, there are one or two live BANDS IN BOGNOR, more BANDS IN WORTHING and even more BANDS IN PORTSMOUTH.

There are many JAZZ BANDS IN EAST SUSSEX but far fewer JAZZ BANDS IN WEST SUSSEX. If you want soft romantic music for WEDDING RECEPTIONS SUSSEX. or a LIVE JAZZ TRIO at your WEDDING or PRIVATE PARTY as background music book us please.

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THE AUDIENCE FOR JAZZ AND BLUES

Go out to hear this type of music specifically
         Sometimes   Often
Jazz      19%            18%
Blues   20%             5%

The main reason for going out to hear this kind of music is:   More than one answer allowed                                                             A big name/band        Jazz   18%   Blues 12%
Follow this music    Jazz    23%   Blues 10%
Something different   Jazz  19%   Blues 12%

Where do you go to hear this type of music generally? More than one answer allowed
Public  house, hotel or restaurant      34%
Club                                                       10%
Special event or theatre venue         18%

What do you dislike most about this kind of event?
Smoky atmosphere         39%
Drum solos                       17%
Long intervals, breaks    13%
Playing too loudly           13%
Solos too long                    9%
Audience too noisy           9%
All answers                     100%
The days of the smoky, loud basement club, and ten chorus solos are over.



WORKSHOPS

Those who say they are “Keen” or “Very Keen” on jazz were asked if they could play an instrument. 89% said they could (most learnt their instrument at school) 26% of those who can play say they are still playing now. This seems a very high figure, but the hard core of jazz followers is active musically in some way.

However 80% of the players say they have never attended a music workshop.

The sample of those who have attended a workshop was supplemented with extra respondents at one jazz workshop series to provide the following likes/dislikes about workshops.  This data must be taken very cautiously because it would be influenced by their immediate experience.  But for some straw indicators we proffer the following.

Advantages of attending a workshop
Chance to learn      52%
Chance to play        11%
Both equally            37%

Dislikes about workshops
Here the sample is too small to give percentages but in order of response the dislikes were
Too big a group/Too advanced/Not advanced enough/Embarrassment at playing in front of others
Poor teaching

What people think about jazz workshops


We carried out a small scale study in the South as a prelude to drawing up a marketing plan for a professional band. (Cubana Bop, led by Terry Seabrook) It was properly conducted used a random sample of 184 respondents but biased towards the local area.

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