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From challenge comes change – women in UK jazz

From challenge comes change – women in UK jazz

BlogMar 02 2021Comments Off on From challenge comes change – women in UK jazz

‘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 and Nina Fine set up ...

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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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Champions for Children appeal raises £8,000 for Future Sound!

Champions for Children appeal raises £8,000 for Future Sound!

BlogJun 30 2020Comments Off on Champions for Children appeal raises £8,000 for Future Sound!

Hot off the press! Our Champions for Children fundraising campaign smashed its target, raising an awesome £8,000 for Future Sound including gift aid.  Thanks to the generosity of 60 amazing donors and match funding support from Nigel Gibson, Anna Corbett and The Childhood Trust, we’ll now be able to bring our award-winning music learning ...

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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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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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