Join us for our next Girls and Young Women in Jazz day, allowing young female artists to develop skills and technique in jazz performance through fun and informal workshops and masterclasses.

Participants work alongside jazz musicians and students from Trinity Laban, perform as part of an ensemble, share new musical ideas, give peer-to-peer feedback and receive helpful support and advice on their playing from industry professionals.

There are two different workshops available on a Girls and Young Women in Jazz day.

A Taste of Jazz, for girls aged 11 - 16, provides an interactive day of jazz exploration and playing with professional jazz artists and students from Trinity Laban. Throughout the workshop, participants develop their improvisation skills, explore jazz influences in music today and learn about some the great and inspiring women in jazz. Participants also make new friends and are able to explore some of the practice rooms and performance spaces here at the conservatoire.

Young Women in Jazz, for female musicians aged 16+, offers a more intensive opportunity to experience what it's like to study jazz at conservatoire level. Participants work alongside Trinity Laban jazz tutors and professional musicians, as well as jazz students, to improve their jazz technique, gain peer-to-peer feedback and perform as an ensemble. Participants can also take part in an informal Q&A with Head of Jazz, Simon Purcell, and play to an audience at the end of their workshop.

I'm interested! How can I take part?

Our previous Girls and Young Women in Jazz day took place on Friday 30 June 2017 (10.00 - 16.30h) at Trinity Laban, King Charles Court, Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich, SE10 9JF and we will be hosting our next event on Monday 25 June 2018 at the same venue.

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For more information or any enquiries regarding booking your place, please contact:

Ellie Cowan: (A Taste of Jazz)
Dean Wood: (Young Women in Jazz)

Feedback on our 2016 jazz workshops

A Taste of Jazz participants (aged 11 - 16)

I enjoyed everything about this project, it was really fun


I loved meeting new people and being able to interact and play music

Young Women in Jazz participants (aged 16+)

I enjoyed going over the various jazz standards as this helped to expand my ability to improvise over jazz chords


I enjoyed getting some experience at Trinity Laban and meeting some top musicians!