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Musicians and mental health – four ways to look after your wellbeing

Musicians and mental health – four ways to look after your wellbeing

BlogMay 04 2021Comments Off on Musicians and mental health – four ways to look after your wellbeing

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.  Ahead of Mental Health Awareness Week (10th-16th May) we look at how the pandemic has exacerbated the strain on musicians and suggest some positive steps that we have ...

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‘Jazz has always represented freedom of expression’ – David Austin Grey

‘Jazz has always represented freedom of expression’ – David Austin Grey

BlogApr 06 2021Comments Off on ‘Jazz has always represented freedom of expression’ – David Austin Grey

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.   Our Career Development programme artists play a wide range of instruments with unique ...

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12 artists join our music industry career development programme

12 artists join our music industry career development programme

BlogFeb 02 2021Comments Off on 12 artists join our music industry career development programme

We’re super proud to be supporting 12 more exceptionally talented emerging artists through our latest Career Development Programme.  At a tougher than ever time for musicians, the vital 2-year programme aims to help create a more level playing field, as building and sustaining a career in music can be impenetrable for many artists.  The ...

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How can I help musicians in 2021?

How can I help musicians in 2021?

BlogJan 12 2021Comments Off on How can I help musicians in 2021?

It’s not feeling quite like the year for big, earth-shattering resolutions but taking some small, positive actions is good. We know you care about the devastating impact Covid-19 has had on the music industry too, so here’s three things you can do to help musicians in 2021. 1.Value musicians’ talent by paying for it! Back near the start ...

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Jazz in a time of lockdown

Jazz in a time of lockdown

BlogMay 03 2020Comments Off on Jazz in a time of lockdown

“Always look ahead, but never look back.” – Miles Davis Back in March our normal lives changed. Gigs and festivals were cancelled, music venues and schools closed and we were all urged to stay home to save lives. Musicians and artists making their living from live music and teaching found their income sources suddenly swept away, and ...

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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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