Calling all aspiring young jazz musicians from diverse backgrounds!
There has never been a more exciting time to be a jazz musician in the UK, with an exciting, diverse and vibrant scene of artists like Nubya Garcia, Moses Boyd, Shabaka Hutchings, Steam Down and Ezra Collective and more achieving international success.
Jazz is a unique artform that doesn’t follow the same rules like other musical genres. The Jazz Hang is aimed at young musicians aged 11-16 who are at an early stage in their engagement with jazz, want to learn how to play jazz but don’t know where to start.
Trinity Laban has teamed up with Tomorrow’s Warriors, an award-winning talent development organisation specialising in jazz to bring this exciting new project for 11-16 year old musicians from a variety of diverse backgrounds who are curious to learn to play jazz. Young Black and female musicians are particularly welcomed.
The Jazz Hang has been created to develop skills in young people who are excited by jazz and want to learn how to develop their playing. Starting with a series of taster sessions this Autumn, delivered by Tomorrow’s Warriors’ incredible Music Leaders, these will lead into regular sessions of informal and practical jazz learning in 2021.The taster sessions are half-day workshops that provide a taste of what jazz learning is like, and the opportunity to experience some great live jazz and meet other young musicians.
We hosted our first Jazz Hang taster session in November and participants said….
I enjoyed meeting new people and learning more about jazz.
I loved improvising and listening to jazz which made me smile.
I enjoyed playing as well as learning.
I enjoyed how chilled and relaxing it was.
We’re looking for potential, in addition to musical ability, so you should be at Grade 3 or equivalent on your instrument and curious to find out more about jazz.
No need to audition, just fill in our online form to register for one of our next two taster sessions.
We’re running two more taster session this year, and we particularly encourage interest from young Black and female musicians who are at an early stage of their engagement with jazz.
Taster Session, Deptford Sun 06 Dec 14:00-17:00
Taster Session, Woolwich Sun 13 Dec 14:00-17:00
These taster sessions are part of exciting plans to support a diverse range of emerging jazz musicians across 2021 and beyond. Find out more about our partnership with Tomorrow’s Warriors here and if you have any questions please contact: L&PEnquiries@trinitylaban.ac.uk