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We are pleased to announce the speakers for our 2016 Jazz education conference and networking day.
Gary Crosby OBE, Tomorrow’s Warriors (Keynote)
Heidi Johnson, Director NYMAZ
Chris Sharkey, artist & educator
Ian Chalk, York Music Forum
Who should attend?
MEH leaders, MEH board members, delivery organisation leaders and project leaders, jazz educators, jazz musicians who teach or lead jazz ensembles, music teachers wanting to learn more about using jazz and improvisation in the classroom.
Tuesday 8th March 2016
11:00 am – 3:30 pm
Leeds College of Music
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ABOUT THE SPEAKERS
Gary Crosby OBE, Tomorrow’s Warriors
Founder member of Tomorrow’s Warrior and recipient of the Parliamentary Award for Jazz Education, Gary will discuss his work with young musicians and the Tomorrow’s Warriors. He will share his experiences in running ensembles like Nérija and Groundation as a way to inspire and mentor young musicians into professional careers.
Watch Nérija live at Jazz Re:Freshed
Heidi Johnson, NYMAZ (Community Projects, Distance Learning & CPD)
Heidi is Director of NYMAZ and will talk about their jazz community projects across North Yorkshire including Ram Jam and Richmond Jam and their pioneering work using digital resources for distance learning and CPD across North Yorkshire.
Watch NYMAZ Project Crash, Bang, Ballot
Chris Sharkey (Youth Improvisation/large groups)
Described as a groundbreaking musician and an inspired educator, improvising guitarist Chris Sharkey is a founder member of TrioVD and LIMA to name but two. He has led workshops and projects with youth music organisations in the UK and Europe. Chris will discuss his teaching philosophy and share experiences on working with large groups of young musicians.
TrioVD single Brick
Ian Chalk (Big Bands & Youth Jazz Orchestras)
Music teacher and trumpeter Ian Chalk has made it his mission to help York become a centre for excellence in Jazz. Ian will discuss his work with youth jazz orchestras and big bands and on his work as one-to-one music teacher including his development of online resources to teach jazz and improvisation.
We have a limited number of slots available for attendees to give 5 minute presentations throughout the day. These are perfect for those who want to pitch an idea or project, share their experiences on work they’ve done or share news about upcoming events. If you’d like to book one of these, please contact email@example.com with the email subject ‘5-minute Bulletin Request’.
For the first time, we’ll be including an information table that attendees and speakers can use to display brochures, resources and materials related to jazz education. If you’d like to include something on this display, contact firstname.lastname@example.org with the email subject ‘Information Table Request’.
Who should attend?
MEH leaders, MEH board members, delivery organisation leaders and project leaders, jazz educators, jazz musicians who teach or lead jazz ensembles, music teachers wanting to learn more about using jazz and improvisation in the classroom. If this will be your first time then this is an opportunity to find out what Jazz North can offer Music Education Hubs and the jazz education sector, listen to case studies from hubs and delivery organisations, network with colleagues and discuss how we might work together to mutual benefit.
As in past year’s we have a limited number of attendance bursaries for individuals to help travel costs if based in the North region.
Meanwhile you can remind yourself about any of our previous jazz education days by reading the report pages on our website.