Jas Kayser

Jas Kayser interview: inspirations, influences and new music

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.

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Abram Wilson: opening doors to creative potential

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.

How to write and express yourself through music – new Future Sound videos out now!

Ever wondered how musicians write their lyrics or songs? Or how they became artists? Well, our new video series could help you answer some of those questions. Future Sound Digital is all about expressing yourself through music and is available now, for free, on our YouTube channel.  Please watch and subscribe! There are 13 new…

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Future Sound: the film!

Do you remember our innovative Future Sound project last Autumn? Talented Afrobeat jazz band KOKOROKO came together with promising young musicians at Mossbourne Community Academy in a series of exciting school workshops. The collaboration culminated in a performance at award-winning jazz venue Church of Sound, showcasing the band’s music and new compositions in front of…

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‘The voice is the first instrument’ – Shereece Storrod

Talented vocalist Shereece Storrod is a member of Europe’s finest female a cappella quintet Black Voices. Plus she’s one of our newest Achieve Your Greatness schools workshop leaders, inspiring young people through jazz and blues. We found out more about Shereece’s musical influences and dreams… Jennie: Did you grow up with music and how did…

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‘The future is bright!’ KOKOROKO’s Yohan Kebede is on a musical journey

📷: Edwin Louis Our super exciting Late Night Jazz series kicks off for 2019 next week, showcasing some of London’s most talented rising stars at the exclusive Hospital Club London. Ahead of his first ever solo gig, I caught up with KOKOROKO pianist, Yohan Kebede. Jennie: You recently graduated from the London College of Contemporary…

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‘The musical heritage here feels very strong’: meet David Austin Grey

As our latest Achieve Your Greatness programme gets moving with two new primary schools in Birmingham this month, I stole a few moments with our newest workshop leader pianist and composer David Austin Grey … Jennie: This is your first AYG workshop, though you’ve worked extensively in education in the past. What are you expecting,…

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