6 ways you helped us make a difference in 2021, from the return of Future Sound Live to supporting 16 up and coming jazz musicians.
We need to raise £2,000 by the end of Giving Tuesday! Kicking off the festive season, it’s a global day of giving where everyone, everywhere can do something to support good causes they care about.
What do you get when you add a pioneer in audio equity + a charity that’s all about underrepresented young people realising their creative potential? An exciting partnership, that’s inspiring and empowering the next generation of artists to build careers in the music industry.
Rising star Jas Kayser is one of the nominees for this year’s Jazz FM Breakthrough Act. The drummer, band leader and composer is also leading our latest Future Sound Live programme, collaborating with 11-18 year olds in Hackney. We grabbed five minutes with Jas for a chat about her own inspirations, influences and forthcoming album.
Oscar’s recorded three new videos on how to use the production software BandLab to make your own track. They’re part of our latest Future Sound Digital series of 5-minute tutorials by talented professional musicians to inspire 11-18 year olds to get into making music.
London, Summer 2012. In the aftermath of losing Abram, Jennie formed the kernel of an idea for this charity, to continue the work that they had started together. With endless passion, commitment and time, we have grown – from a side hustle, to a full time role, to a small team. As we head towards our 10 year milestone in 2022, we’ve been doing a lot of work behind the scenes to get down to the core of what we need to achieve over the next five years.
Can you believe it’s been nine years since Abram passed? I can’t, though I probably say that every year. It’s funny how much the world has changed since then and even more so how much it’s changed in just over a year.
It’s no secret that the music industry is a pressured environment for artists and that many musicians struggle with the challenges of looking after their mental wellbeing.
Did you know that 20 years ago on 30th April International Jazz Day was born? It was officially created by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization to recognise jazz music’s role in bringing people together around the world.
‘A challenged world is an alert world and from challenge comes change.’ That’s the message of this year’s International Women’s Day on 8th March – and it’s a super relevant one for the UK jazz world. Only 5% of UK jazz instrumentalists are women according to Women In Jazz, one of the reasons Lou Paley…