Last term we returned to Hackney for Future Sound Live, our exciting school-based music education programme. Jazz FM Breakthrough Act of the Year Jas Kayser and her band worked alongside 20 students from Mossbourne Community Academy through 35 hours of workshops, a recording day at Premises Studios and a performance at award-winning venue Church of Sound.
They learned Jas’ music and wrote and performed new compositions together, plus had an insider’s glimpse into what it’s like to be a professional musician.
You can watch the highlights now in our new film.
🎥 Felipe Pagani 🎶 Fela’s Words by Jas Kayser
At the end of the project, 88% of young people said they’d improved their confidence and teamwork skills, whilst 80% said they were more likely to consider a career in music.
Jas says: “My final takeaway was that there’s potential in everybody, in life. No matter where you’re at when you’re 15 or 16, there’s potential in you; if you’re dedicated enough and motivated enough, then you’ll be able to do what you want to do.”
With thanks to…
- The students for their energy, commitment and hard work
- Sophie Sayer, Head of Music at Mossbourne
- Spencer Martin at Church of Sound
- Viv Broughton at Premises Studios
- Sheila Maurice Grey and Adam Saunders for their planning and mentoring support
- The musicians: Jas Kayser and band members João Caetano, Anjelo Disons, Daisy George, Ava Joseph, Jamie Leeming and Christos Stylianides
- Future Sound funders: 29th May 1961 Charitable Trust; Amplify London from London Music Fund and YouTube Music; Arts Council England; The Ashley Family Foundation; The D’Oyly Carte Charitable Trust; The Field Family Charitable Trust; John Thaw Foundation; PRS Foundation; The Victoria Wood Foundation; The Vintners Company Charitable Trust; and William Wates Memorial Trust.