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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 […]

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Rochester International Jazz Fest

Made in the UK 2019

Applications now open! International Opportunity!!  Applications for Made in the UK 2019 are now open! This is a concert series of British jazz at the Rochester International Jazz Fest representing high quality jazz and related genres at one of the biggest USA jazz festivals. This is a fantastic opportunity for bands and artists who are ready to have […]

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OPPORTUNITY: HMUK Peter Whittingham Jazz Award applications now open

Help Musicians UK are looking for emerging jazz artists to apply for the Peter Whittingham Jazz Award! The top prize of £5000 could fund anything from recording, touring, filming etc. Former winners include the likes of Soweto Kinch, Gwilym Simcock, and last year it went to former Young Scottish Jazz Musician of the Year, Helena Kay. […]

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CALL FOR ENTRIES: British Composer Awards 2018

The deadline is approaching for submissions and nominations for the British Composer Awards 2018! This year they have expanded the awards to include two categories for jazz composers, for Small Ensemble and Large Ensemble. The closing date for entries is Monday 9 July 2018. Rules and guidelines for elegibility can be found here: basca.secure-platform.com/a/page/British-Composer-Awards/Rules-Guidelines For more info […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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OPPORTUNITY: Cove Park Early Career Residencies

Cove Park, with the support of The Fenton Arts Trust, are offering four residencies to early career artists specialising in visual arts, literature, crafts/design, and music/composition from September 2018. These will run in parallel from Monday 10 September – Sunday 30 September 2018. From the guidelines on their website: “Early Career Residency Programme Cove Park’s residency programme […]

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Semifinalists – YSJM 2018

As the Young Scottish Jazz Musician of the Year 2018 approaches this weekend, we would like to announce and congratulate our semifinalists! Picked by judges from across the UK and Ireland in a blind listening audition process, they are: Luca Manning – Vocalist Joe Williamson – Guitarist Fergus McCreadie – Pianist Matt Carmichael – Saxophonist Marianne L […]

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YSJM 2018 – The Final

We are delighted to announce that tickets are now available for the concert final of the Young Scottish Jazz Musician of the Year, 2018  that will to be held during the Glasgow International Jazz Festival. Enjoy a fabulous evening of great jazz at Drygate in Glasgow as the best in young jazz talent in Scotland compete for […]

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YSJM 2018 – The Semi-final

Concert tickets are now available to buy for the Young Scottish Jazz Musician of the Year 2018 – The Semi-final! Enjoy a fabulous afternoon of great jazz at The Blue Lamp in Aberdeen as some of Scotland’s top young jazz musicians battle it out to secure themselves a place in the final of the Young Scottish Jazz Musician […]

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