A new book is on the way

I have spent the last few months writing a new book for classical harpists who want to play jazz. Pedalsliders Harp books already has a series of Jazz harp books but this book is more of a method book enabling the classical mind to access the jazz rhythms and...

Great few weeks

The last few weeks have been inspiring working with college students in Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama and Birmingham Conservatoire. Yesterday In Birmingham we were joined by an amazing soul singer Judith...

Teaching, playing and practise!

I can’t believe it is February already. This month means lots of work behind the scene preparing for concerts and teaching as well as writing new music. Last weekend I had the honour of teaching in Aust for the Clasarch Society. A great group of ladies who...

New book and a new collaborations

The last few weeks have been great fun. I have been working on theory and my jazz chops as well as writing new pieces for beginner jazz harpists. I have also been writing music for myself and hoping to go on tour later in the year. It will be with a band and will...

Recording new videos

It has been a busy two weeks recording and editing. Please have a look at my channel and let me know what you think. https://www.youtube.com/user/AmandaWhtingLtd   The weekend also saw the Camac Festival in Cardiff with legendary Deborah Henson Conant. It was...

A new year and new ideas

Last year was fantastic; from playing in some great festivals and functions to writing a successful Christmas jazz book. This year will see the spotlight on my jazz, hopefully working with lots of new (and old) musicians as well as solo jazz harp. Another jazz harp...

Great week

Last week was an amazing week. Tony and I received the new Christmas books and the revised Contemporary Sounds for harp back from the printers. So pleased..they look amazing and we have had fantastic feedback. Ray Pool and Danielle Perrett have give us phenomenal...

Christmas books and Autumn projects

Tony and I have just finished our 12 Christmas jazzy carols. We are so excited as they range from swing to Calypso as well as some new Christmas compositions written by ourselves. The book will be out by Mid October..so watch this space.   The last few weeks have...

A busy but amazing few weeks

It has been a dream of mine to play at festivals for as long as I can remember. The last few weeks have been amazing. With Matthew Halsall and The Gondwana Orchestra we played at Ghent Jazz Festival, London Jazz Cafe with Dwight Trible and then Pori66 in Finland. They...

Weddings and planning for Jazz66 Pori

I’ve been up and down the motorway alot this week. Le manoir and Celtic Manor have been keeping me busy. Besides some beautiful functions, I have been teaching at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama and starting to practise for playing at Jazz66 with...