Tag Archives: jazz

Hendrix, community and new music – five minutes with Shirley Tetteh

Hendrix, community and new music – five minutes with Shirley Tetteh

BlogNov 20 2018Comments Off on Hendrix, community and new music – five minutes with Shirley Tetteh

📷: Gomez de Villaboa Rising star in the UK jazz scene, musician Shirley Tetteh explores the rich heritage and tradition of the guitar, influenced by pioneers and contemporary heroes alike.  She has performed with the likes of Jason Yarde, Nubya Garcia, Arun Ghosh, Courtney Pine and Jazz Jamaica. More recently she was announced as the ...

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‘No holds barred’: how Church of Sound’s bringing afrobeat and jazz to a new generation

‘No holds barred’: how Church of Sound’s bringing afrobeat and jazz to a new generation

BlogNov 06 2018Comments Off on ‘No holds barred’: how Church of Sound’s bringing afrobeat and jazz to a new generation

📷 Kathy Stocker A Hackney church reimagined as a music venue – winning a 2017 Jazz FM Award for Best Live Experience of the Year – AWF Associate Artist, Church of Sound has reclaimed a vital community space. Its co-founder and latest member of our career development programme, Spencer Martin, is getting ready for a gig like ...

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‘We’re designed to create’: takin’ over the world with Tyrone Isaac-Stuart

‘We’re designed to create’: takin’ over the world with Tyrone Isaac-Stuart

BlogOct 23 2018Comments Off on ‘We’re designed to create’: takin’ over the world with Tyrone Isaac-Stuart

Pushing the boundaries where music and dance collide, Tyrone Isaac-Stuart has a BA in Jazz, is an alto saxophonist, founded the band Parshmaune and started his professional hip hop dance career with Barbican Associates Boy Blue Entertainment. He joined our Education Committee in 2014 before becoming one of our super-inspiring Achieve Your ...

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How do we build a circle and cycle of greatness?

How do we build a circle and cycle of greatness?

BlogOct 09 2018Comments Off on How do we build a circle and cycle of greatness?

Have you heard of the UN’s ‘International Day of the Girl Child’?  It’s tomorrow, Thursday 11th October! It promotes young women’s empowerment, and this year it’s focusing on expanding learning opportunities for girls to help them chart new pathways and transition into the world of work.   I’ve been thinking about it a lot, ...

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How Abram Wilson inspired me: Dylan Jones on his tribute gig

How Abram Wilson inspired me: Dylan Jones on his tribute gig

BlogSep 26 2018Comments Off on How Abram Wilson inspired me: Dylan Jones on his tribute gig

It’s going to be an emotional one on 3rd October when multi-award-winning Ezra Collective’s trumpet player, Dylan Jones pays tribute to the late Abram Wilson, his former teacher, in a special gig at the Hospital Club.  Forming a unique quintet – including the formidable Will Cleasby on drums – Dylan will play a selection of ...

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How an international childhood inspired my fusion style – Ayo Salawu

How an international childhood inspired my fusion style – Ayo Salawu

BlogSep 12 2018Comments Off on How an international childhood inspired my fusion style – Ayo Salawu

Our newest Late Night Jazz showcase events kick off again later this month at The Hospital Club in Covent Garden, yay!  So I caught up with London-based drummer Ayo Salawu who plays our first gig of the series on 26th September.  Ayo drums with Kokoroko, Oscar Jerome and Julia Biel and is fast making his name on the UK circuit, after ...

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Announcing new grants from PRS Foundation and Arts Council England for unique music education project!

Announcing new grants from PRS Foundation and Arts Council England for unique music education project!

BlogAug 01 2018Comments Off on Announcing new grants from PRS Foundation and Arts Council England for unique music education project!

We’re delighted to announce an exciting new and exceptional collaboration with two of our faves: up-and-coming Afrobeat-jazz band Kokoroko and award-winning jazz promoters and AWF Associate Artists Church of Sound! Thanks to generous grants worth £17,000 from PRS Foundation and Arts Council England we’ll be presenting Sunday School.   ...

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Does jazz have a glass ceiling?  Nikki Yeoh on smashing it and being brave with Courtney Pine

Does jazz have a glass ceiling? Nikki Yeoh on smashing it and being brave with Courtney Pine

BlogJul 17 2018Comments Off on Does jazz have a glass ceiling? Nikki Yeoh on smashing it and being brave with Courtney Pine

Photo credit: Nick White Birmingham is one of the many special places where Abram inspired young people with his warmth, enthusiasm and music. Back in 2012 he was working there with 350 children on a new commission for the city’s Symphony Hall to be performed as part of their first ever Generation Ladywood Showcase Event. Sadly Abram never ...

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NITIN SAWHNEY ANNOUNCED AS NEW PATRON!

NITIN SAWHNEY ANNOUNCED AS NEW PATRON!

BlogJan 23 2018Comments Off on NITIN SAWHNEY ANNOUNCED AS NEW PATRON!

We are absolutely delighted to announce Nitin Sawhney as our next patron. Nitin is one of the most distinctive and versatile musical voices around today. Firmly established as a world-class producer, songwriter, DJ, multi-instrumentalist, orchestral composer and cultural pioneer, Sawhney has become a latter-day Renaissance man in the worlds of ...

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LINE UP ANNOUNCED FOR OUR FIFTH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATIONS

LINE UP ANNOUNCED FOR OUR FIFTH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATIONS

BlogMar 15 2017Comments Off on LINE UP ANNOUNCED FOR OUR FIFTH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATIONS

We’re back for our five year anniversary celebration on the 11th May at Bush Hall! This year is set to be bigger and better as we bring together performances from some of the brightest and best emerging musicians in London at the moment. Our almost entirely female line-up includes MADAM, the Rachael Cohen Quartet and Kokoroko. The event will ...

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