Roz Harding BA Hons Jazz

Roz loves working alongside young musicians and has been involved with numerous youth music projects across the Country and in Europe. She has provided individual saxophone and improvisation tuition, section coaching, lead ensembles and conducted improvisation workshops for The Devon Youth Jazz Orchestra (DYJO), Music Services + Schools, FE Colleges and Universities. Roz has worked with DYJO at Montreux Jazz Festival (Switzerland) and conducted performances and workshops for Nisville Jazz Festival (Serbia).

Current education positions held are saxophone tutor and Musical Director for Jazz Project and Jambassadors at Exeter College Music Academy and saxophone/improvisation tutor for Plymouth University and South West Music School.

2014 saw the launch of JAZZ TOAST! - A night lead by Roz championing youth music at its most creative and dynamic. Jazz Toast gigs include compositions by young musicians, collective free improvisation and in the moment composition.

“Jambassadors performances are an exciting celebration of creativity where music meets humanity and anything can happen.” - Exeter Observer

“What added an extra level of interest were the different methods Harding set up to encourage and inspire improvisation” - Jazz Journal

Photographs of Jazz Project and Jambassadors by Greta Westwood, Ellie Smith, Sam Chilton and Gabe Riedlinger.