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22 May: Jazz Hang Masterclass - Applications Now Open!

Delivered by Tomorrow’s Warriors’ incredible Music Leaders, The Jazz Hang @ Trinity Laban is a series of regular sessions of informal and practical jazz learning.

Aimed at 11-16 year old musicians from a variety of diverse backgrounds who are interested in learning more about Jazz. Young Black and female musicians are particularly welcomed.

The London Jazz Scene is on fire right now with artists like Ezra Collective, Nubya Garcia and Moses Boyd tearing it up at festivals and on TV, and performing around the world.

Trinity Laban has teamed up with Tomorrow’s Warriors to deliver The Jazz Hang, which began in Autumn 2020. The Jazz Hang is aimed at young musicians aged 11-16 who are at an early stage in their engagement with Jazz and want to learn more about it, but don’t know where to start. Following an explosive first year, The Jazz Hang returns for more weekly jazz exploration with incredible music leaders from Tomorrow’s Warriors at Trinity Laban’s iconic Greenwich site.

For Jazz Hang enquiries, please contact jazzhangTW@trinitylaban.ac.uk

Our Jazz Hang tutor leading a session with a group of young musicians

22 May: The Jazz Hang Masterclass

Applications Now Open!

Following the success of our previous masterclasses, Tomorrow’s Warriors and Trinity Laban have joined forces to deliver a further free event packed with a range of varied and practical workshops.

You will be learning from the very best on the scene, with leading jazz educators from both Tomorrow’s Warriors and Trinity Laban. Skill up on your jazz harmony knowledge, ensemble playing and improvisation!

The day will end with an exciting performance from Sultan Stevenson, a dynamic young pianist making his mark on the jazz scene.

A previous Masterclass participant described the day as “great fun! You’ll come across some things you would never have come across before in your life. Just trust me and go do it!”

The deadline for applications is Monday 02 May.

We will let you know if your application has been successful later that week. There will be a further Masterclass happening on 10 July – watch this space for more details! If you have any questions, please contact jazzhangTW@trinitylaban.ac.uk.

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Taster Sessions

These sessions take place across different locations in South East London. These half-day workshops provide a practical and informal taste of jazz learning, and the opportunity to experience some great live jazz and meet other like-minded young musicians.

Amongst the highlights for past participants were:

“I loved playing the music and learning lots more about Jazz.”

“I liked being able to play my instrument with professional musicians as well as others my age.”

“I loved improvising on a GRAND PIANO. And listening to Jazz which made me smile. I felt like I was in a band.”

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Launch of The Jazz Hang

In 2020 Trinity Laban and Tomorrow’s Warriors announced they were joining forces to redress the balance in representation at grassroots level in the UK jazz scene, through reaching out to young musicians from diverse backgrounds and introducing them to jazz. The Jazz Hang was designed to nurture the next generation of musicians and continue to bring about positive change in representation in the wider music industry.

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The Jazz Hang in the News

“Jazz has always been a music of defiance, of critical thinking, of overcoming barriers. Together we continue to lay the foundations for a dynamic and diverse UK jazz scene and build a rich community of artists.”

Read Music Teacher’s interview with Janine Irons, Gary Crosby and Hans Koller about the launch of The Jazz Hang.

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