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 […]

Pathways into jazz and improvisation for children and young people

Posted by on Mar 7, 2014 in News, partnerships | No Comments

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 […]

Jazz North education networking seminar 11 March 2014

Posted by on Feb 10, 2014 in News, partnerships | No Comments

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 […]

Manchester Youth Jazz Collective Spring 2014

Posted by on Feb 7, 2014 in News, projects | No Comments

Jazz North, Brighter Sound, One Education and The Northern School of Jazz are working in partnership to run a series of Manchester Youth Jazz collective workshops at Band on the Wall this Spring. Activities run over two Sunday afternoons (16th Feb and 16th March) and a three day Easter course (7th-9th April). For young instrumentalist and […]

Teaching jazz to Children and Young people: Seminar Report

Posted by on Mar 31, 2013 in News, projects | No Comments

On 21st March, Jazz North hosted an event as part of the Leeds International Jazz Education Conference at Leeds College of Music. The theme of the session was What can Jazz North offer Music Education Hubs?. This was an opportunity for representatives from Music Education Hubs, delivery organisations and jazz educators from across the North to […]

James Hamilton @ GNBBF

Posted by on Mar 11, 2013 in News, projects | No Comments

On Friday 1 March award winning composer James Hamilton led the Festival Band at the Great North Big Band Festival as the culmination of a Jazz North / GNBBF project. Their set included two new tunes for the band composed and arranged by James.