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Jazz from Scotland

New Developments and Funding Award

We are pleased to announce a number of changes to Jazz From Scotland, Glow Arts are passing on the work we have achieved over the past two years to the Scottish Jazz Federation.

After a period of consultation and restructuring, a new board for Scottish Jazz Federation was formed to devise a programme of work that would re-launch the organisation to the sector and establish it as a beneficial source of information and support to musicians.

The new Board is –

  • Kim Macari (Chair)  Professional Musician
  • Caroline Bond (Treasurer) – Tax Accountant & Jazz Promoter
  • Lindsay Robertson – Music Admin & SNJO/TSYJO Manager
  • Rod Kennard – Professional Musician
  • Kevin Dorrian – Musician & Co-Founder of Whigham’s Jazz Club
  • Heather Macintosh  Professional Musician & Teacher
  • Haftor Medbøe  Associate Professor, Napier University – Popular Music BA Hons

We are grateful to Creative Scotland for supporting a 6-month programme of work which will include –

  • Administrative help to maintain website as information portal, newsletter, and social media
  • Double Time: A programme of CPD and mentoring for Scottish Jazz Musicians
  • Young Scottish Jazz Musician of the Year 2016
  • Attendance at WOMEX in Spain October 2016 to represent Scottish Jazz at an international level

As of October 1st 2016, Scottish Jazz Federation will officially change our name to Jazz From Scotland.  Following from Jennifer McGlone’s previous work building the Jazz From Scotland website and attending conferences including JazzAhead to showcase Scottish Jazz, the board wish to start afresh and begin working with the sector again, offering programmes and opportunities that benefit musicians and to act as a voice for Scottish Jazz nationally and internationally.

The board would like to share an invite to attend the first Jazz From Scotland open meeting on November 4th in Edinburgh to hear your views and to share with you the details of the planned programme.

Further information on the programmes mentioned above will be announced through this website and social media channels in due course.