Jim Gold is a London-based saxophonist and bandleader who graduated from the Royal Academy of Music Jazz Performance MA with Distinction (DipRAM). He also holds a BA from Oxford University in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics.
He has performed at Ronnie Scott’s with his own quartet, The Skelton/Skinner Big Band, The Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Orchestra, The Callum Au Big Band, and The National Youth Jazz Orchestra, in which he played lead alto.
Jim is a workshop leader at Ronnie Scott's 'Big Band in a Day' programme, and led a project culminating in a performance on Camp Bestival's main stage (pictured above). He also is a visiting music teacher at Bedales School. Jim worked with the National Youth Orchestra both as an Ambassador, mentoring at various music services round the country, and as part of the Mentorship Scheme, where Jim led rehearsals of the NYJO Academy Big Band and NYJO London. (During this period NYJO won the Parliamentary Jazz Education Award 2015.)
Jim is available to teach saxophone privately in South-West London, specialising in jazz saxophone, but also comfortable working with beginners and those following through the grade system. Lessons will focus on developing the connection between the imagination and the instrument, allowing you to express yourself and produce a beautiful sound effortlessly. Jim is fully DBS checked and happy to show documents on request.
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