An exciting week for The Stretch Trio as they prepare to launch their debut album
Wakefield Youth Jazz Orchestra enjoy a special day being coached by Mike Walker, Iain Dixon, Dennis Rollins and Jo McCallum as part of the ‘Music for Life’ project.
An outstanding band of young musicians is being given the chance to make its name, thanks to the Jazz North Introducing scheme which is run in partnership with jazz festivals from across the North of England.
Jazz North Introduces is a new scheme that will provide young northern jazz artists with their first high-profile performance. This initiative builds on the mjf introduces scheme to showcase the very best new jazz talent from across the north. A pilot version of the scheme was run earlier this year with Leeds’ band The Stretch […]
Originally from Lancashire but now based in Leeds, The Stretch Trio are the first young band to be given their first high-profile performances as part of the Jazz North Introduces scheme. The band features Andy French (Sax and EWI), Calvin Travers (Guitar) and Tom Higham (Drums) and they recently made their debut at the 2014 […]
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 […]
Jazz North is running an education networking seminar in Leeds on Tuesday 11 March 2014 at Leeds College of Music. This seminar is recommended for anyone involved in jazz education in the North of England and who wants to know more about different models of jazz education for children and young people and learn more […]
Theme: Pathways into jazz and improvisation for children and young people 12pm – 3pm Tuesday 11th March Leeds College of Music 3 Quarry Hill Leeds, West Yorkshire LS2 7PD This is an opportunity to find out what Jazz North can offer Music Education Hubs and the jazz education sector and hear case studies from hubs […]