Second Brass Fusion Project for Children and Young People in County Durham

Posted by on Mar 26, 2014 in News, partnerships, projects | No Comments

In 2013, a pilot project ‘Brass Fusion’ took place with New York Brass Band (NYBB) and Spennymoor Youth Band (SYB). The project enabled young brass musicians in County Durham to work with jazz musicians in a series of workshops and rehearsals that led to an exciting joint performance at Brass 2013 (see video). This year […]

Commission opportunities for Brass: Durham International Festival 2014

Posted by on Jun 13, 2013 in News, Opportunity | No Comments

Covering a fortnight of diverse events in July, Brass: Durham International Festival takes one of England’s most cherished musical traditions and challenges artists and audiences to explore its past, present and future with fresh eyes and ears. Brass: Pitch is an open call to creative practitioners, individual or collective, based in England working in any […]

Northern Music Consortium awarded £150,000 Catalyst Arts Bid

Posted by on Jun 6, 2013 in News | No Comments

Jazz North and fellow northern music organisations Durham Music Service, Soundwave Cumbria, InterOpera Ltd and National Youth Choirs Great Britain teamed together to bid for funding to help secure their future. Arts Council England has awarded almost £150,000 to the Northern Music Consortium through its Catalyst Arts: building fundraising capacity fund, which aims to boost […]