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Peter Whittingham Jazz Award applications now open

The Peter Whittingham Jazz Award has re-opened for 2019, offering emerging jazz musicians funding for recording, touring, performing, promotion and much more. The winner is awarded with £5000 to go towards a creative project of their choice, with a further £5000 available for up to three ‘runner-up’ candidates’ projects. Apply now before it closes on […]

WOMEX 2019: Call for proposals now open

The call for proposals for WOMEX 19, the 25th edition of WOMEX, is now open! It will be held in Tampere, Finland, “the big Finnish city, with a small town feel” from the 23 – 27 October 2019. If you would like to perform as a showcase artist or DJ/producer, present your film or share your knowledge as a […]

How to Get More Jazz Gigs: Registration now open!

Matt Fripp’s online video course “How to get more jazz gigs” is now open for registration. This is a course intended for independent musicians who are struggling to book as many gigs as they would like. Enrolling gives you access to a series of video lessons, downloadable templates and guides, and one to one feedback […]

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Jazz Horizons: CPD Workshops for Musicians

Jazz from Scotland is delighted to announce two FREE CPD workshop days in Edinburgh on Monday 10th September and in Stirling on Tuesday 11th September.  These two days look to support and empower musicians through Continual Professional Development and will be the first of an autumn series of CPD workshops covering a variety of different topics. Morning […]

YSJM 2018 Winner is Joe Williamson!

Guitarist Joe Williamson has been announced as the 2018 Young Scottish Jazz Musician of the Year after a stand out performance at the live final in Glasgow on June 20th. Five musicians made it through to the final at Drygate in Glasgow; Joe Williamson, Fergus McCreadie, Conor Murray, Luca Manning and Matt Carmichael. Each finalist […]

Young Scottish Jazz Musician 2018 – Finalists

Congratulations! Jazz from Scotland are delighted to announce the five finalists of the Young Scottish Jazz Musician of the Year semi-final held this weekend in Aberdeen at the Blue Lamp. All 9 semi-final musicians chose wonderful programmes to play as they battled it out for a place in the YSJM final.   Saxophone, guitar, bass, […]

OPPORTUNITY: PRSF New Music Biennial 2019 call for proposals now open

  PRSF’s New Music Biennial programme is accepting applications until 5 April 2018.  The programme has been supported by Creative Scotland, Arts Council England, Arts Council Wales, the Richard Thomas Foundation and NMC Recordings.   The programme will showcase up to 20 pieces of new music of no longer than 15 minutes’ duration. Music could be […]

NEWS: Martin Kershaw wins the Ginkhana Award for Innovation in new Jazz Music in association with Jazz from Scotland

The Scottish Awards for New Music 2018 took place on Wednesday 7th March and it was a fantastic evening celebrating contemporary music and its developments in Scotland in the year 2017-2018. Jazz from Scotland announced earlier in the year that we were supporting the Award for Innovation in new Jazz Music, sponsored by Scottish gin company […]

Opportunity: WOMEX 18 Call for Proposals

  WOMEX is heading to Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain, from 24 to 28 October 2018 and they’re calling all artists, industry experts and visionaries to submit their proposals. “Our Call for Proposals deadline is fast approaching – Friday, 16 March 2018! To be a part of the programme for WOMEX 18, submit your […]