The University of Huddersfield is the location for this year’s conference. Following on from last year’s topic of ‘improvisation as a catalyst for learning and child development’ we will be focussing on diversity. Right now there’s a focus on the lack of diversity across the arts. What steps can we take in the jazz education world to ensure that children growing up today will help create a more balanced diverse music scene in the future?

Speakers include Malik Al Nasir – protégé of Gil Scott Heron, beat boxer/rapper/educator, Cath Sewell of Lancashire Music Hub, Homecut / Testament and Eva Frost, Director of Jazz Denmark and a range of discussion groups looking at a range of diversity issues. Plus there will be plenty of time for networking.


Register for the conference: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/jazz-north-education-conference-2018-tickets-45516791950

This year we are asking for a £15 contribution to help towards the catering for the conference which will include a buffet lunch and refreshments. A number of attendance bursaries are available to unfunded organisations and freelance educators living in the north of England. Please send bursary requests to info@jazznorth.org.


Phipp’s Hall
1st Floor Creative Arts Building
Queensgate, Huddersfield HD1 3DH

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map of huddersfield showing train, car park and venue