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5 things you can do to support jazz musicians during the Coronavirus pandemic

5 things you can do to support jazz musicians during the Coronavirus pandemic

BlogMar 31 2020Comments Off on 5 things you can do to support jazz musicians during the Coronavirus pandemic

We can’t stress enough the impact that the coronavirus pandemic is having on the income of musicians.  The cancellation of tours and festivals, plus closures of live venues and schools has hit hard. Last week a Musicians’ Union survey said that UK musicians had lost an estimated £13.9m in earnings so far and that 90% of respondents ...

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Championing Women in Jazz

Championing Women in Jazz

BlogMar 02 2020Comments Off on Championing Women in Jazz

The themes of this year’s International Women’s Day on 8 March are forging a gender equal world, celebrating women’s achievement, raising awareness against bias and taking action for equality. Our founder Jennie Cashman Wilson caught up with a woman who is doing just that in the jazz world, Nina Fine. Singer songwriter Nina ...

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Future Sound 2020: inspiring the next generation of jazz musicians.

Future Sound 2020: inspiring the next generation of jazz musicians.

BlogFeb 04 2020Comments Off on Future Sound 2020: inspiring the next generation of jazz musicians.

📷 Remy Archer Our Future Sound 2020 programme began this month, a unique and award-winning collaboration that aims to help develop and inspire the next generation of young jazz musicians. Mercury-nominated band SEED Ensemble are working with young people at Mossbourne Community Academy in Hackney and innovative jazz venue Church of Sound. ...

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A new jazz age: catching up with Yohan Kebede

A new jazz age: catching up with Yohan Kebede

BlogJan 07 2020Comments Off on A new jazz age: catching up with Yohan Kebede

Photo credit: Fabjola Biraci We’re roaring into the twenties with an exciting gig announcement! Pianist Yohan Kebede – who plays keys with jazz afrobeat ensemble Kokoroko – kicks off our 2020 programme with an exclusive event next month. He took a moment out for a chat. Jennie: Happy New Year!  2019 was a massive one for ...

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Double your donation & change young lives through music

Double your donation & change young lives through music

BlogDec 03 2019Comments Off on Double your donation & change young lives through music

Today, and for one week only, we are asking you to help us raise funds for an amazing project called Future Sound 2020, in our Big Give Christmas Challenge. Our first Future Sound project ran last year, won a national award and was transformational for the young people who took part, many of whom faced barriers to music and aspiration because ...

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Rolling into December with top jazz drummer Will Cleasby

Rolling into December with top jazz drummer Will Cleasby

BlogNov 05 2019Comments Off on Rolling into December with top jazz drummer Will Cleasby

Will Cleasby is a super talented drummer who hails from Lincolnshire, studied jazz performance at Trinity Laban Conservatoire and is now based in South East London. He’s part of a number of awesome projects including Kansas Smitty’s House Band, Judi Jackson and Mark Kavuma’s The Banger Factory and has played many of ...

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Ife Ogunjobi: on starting out, Glastonbury and a wild 2019

Ife Ogunjobi: on starting out, Glastonbury and a wild 2019

BlogOct 01 2019Comments Off on Ife Ogunjobi: on starting out, Glastonbury and a wild 2019

Photo credit: Jezrael Smith London-raised trumpeter and composer, Ife Ogunjobi is one of the young rising stars of the London jazz scene. He has performed and recorded with a plethora of artists across genres, including Solange Knowles and Jon Cleary. Our founder Jennie Cashman Wilson caught up with Ife ahead of our White City House Jazz ...

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‘Community is key’: meet Cherise Adams-Burnett

‘Community is key’: meet Cherise Adams-Burnett

BlogSep 10 2019Comments Off on ‘Community is key’: meet Cherise Adams-Burnett

Photo credit: Joe Hart photography We’re super excited to announce that award-winning singer-songwriter Cherise Adams-Burnett will be playing our Autumn gig at White City House, yay! A graduate of Trinity Laban Conservatoire, Cherise is Jazz FM’s Vocalist of the Year 2019, plays live with afrobeat-jazz band Nubyian Twist and has ...

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Our artist Career Development Programme turns 1!

Our artist Career Development Programme turns 1!

BlogAug 20 2019Comments Off on Our artist Career Development Programme turns 1!

Over the last seven years we’ve been inspired by Abram to build a cohort of up and coming artists who remain engaged with the Foundation throughout their careers. They’re paying it forward by acting as role models, mentors and educators. In 2018 we formally launched our Career Development Programme, to support some of these ...

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How to build cultural capital

How to build cultural capital

BlogAug 06 2019Comments Off on How to build cultural capital

Image: Students from Nightingale Primary School on the stage at Hackney Empire with technical manager Othman Read Have you heard the term ‘cultural capital,’ something which schools will be expected to develop in their pupils from September? It means how the education, knowledge, language, habits and references that you acquire in ...

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