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* Borrello Jazz Flute

Summer Jazz Flute Course 2020

Dates of course: 5th (arrivals) , 6th,7th,8th,9th August. 2019.
The course will be handled by myself and Giovanni Di Nunzio (ex mayor) with the association La Fonte, and with support from Borrello Town Council.
There may be a small administration charge to book your place. This is something we have been contemplating for some time since we have always taken people at their word that they were coming, and last minute cancellations have sometimes proved inconvenient. The charge may be in the form of a deposit to be taken off your hotel/restaurant bill at the end of the course. We are still working on this.
The course itself remains free of charge as it has been these past eleven years.
If you are not coming by car you will need to get to Pescara by the Wednesday (August 5th) From there I will organise us into cars or a minibus (we will share the cost, and it should be no more than maybe 20 euros each) to go up to Borrello, (and the same to come back of course.) The drive is about an hour. Please keep us informed of your travel arrangements and , if possible, let us know before you book your ticket, about which flight you are thinking of arriving on. This will greatly help us to organise the transport from Pescara to Borrello and back.
It would be good if we could set out for Borrello from Pescara around lunchtime or soon after on the Wednesday, in order to get well settled in, and maybe have an initial run though of some music before dinner.
Sometimes it is convenient to get to Pescara the day before (Tuesday) and have a day at the seaside before going on to the course.
There is no effective public transport link between Borrello and the rest of the World.
Pescara has an airport, a railway station, and regular direct coach links with both Rome airports.
For accommodation and meals in Borrello we do an inclusive price negotiated with the only restaurant in town and hotels/bed-and-breakfasts. This should not be more than about €70 a day, for the room and all meals. The hostel, “Rifugio dei Sanniti” will be the main accommodation place but other solutions will also be available.
If there are space problems it is useful to know if people might be willing to share a room – in return for a small reduction in price.
Level will be mixed and participants will be from different backgrounds.
I teach in two languages: English and Italian.
I like to do a mix of masterclass and workshop so there will be individual attention and group tuition.

The course will finish on Sunday at about 18.00. It is hoped to conclude with a jam session on the Sunday evening after dinner, accompanied by our “house band” of local musicians. This was very successful last year.
Most people stay that evening in Borrello and depart Monday morning, but some will choose to depart immediately.
During the course there will also be concerts which as yet have to be confirmed. I will certainly be doing a jazz performance in some context.
There may also be other events in Borrello and neighbouring towns. Further details will be announced as plans proceed, and we are hoping to organise a trip to a place of interest in the region. This will have a modest charge and will not be obligatory.
For those who haven’t seen it, a visit to Italy’s highest natural waterfall is strongly recommended- this is just ten minutes walk from Borrello.
Looking forward to seeing you there!

SOME EVENTS DURING PAST EDITIONS OF THE COURSE.


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