MORE than 30 people attended a special jazz music workshop.

The event, organised by Maldon Jazz Workshops, saw people gather at the Swan Hotel in Maldon High Street to learn about the basics of the genre.

The workshop was led by professional jazz musician and bandleader John Seeley in November.

A spokesman said: “The workshop attracted players with an array of instruments from a banjo, some saxophones and a clarinet, to guitars, a flute, a keyboard, a violin and some ukuleles.

“John explained some fundamentals of jazz, its pulse, rhythms and the structure of the music, and how he thought bands and ensembles should work together.

“John had brought a band who provided strong rhythmic backing for the players when they performed jazz standards by James Rae, George Gershwin and Duke Ellington.

“For a few hours Brexit blues were blown away.”