JAZZ NORTH’S JAZZ CAMP FOR GIRLS 2019

The Ronnie Scott’s Charitable Foundation is delighted to fund the ‘Jazz North’s Jazz Camp for Girls’ in association with Jazz North. The project is a one-day jazz camp for girls aged 9-13 inspired by the Jazz Danmark / Copenhagen Jazz Festival initiative. In Spring 2019, five camps will take place on the same day in locations across the north of England: Manchester, Sheffield, Lancaster, Penrith, Wakefield and Rotherham.

Led by professional musicians, the camps are designed to give girls their first experience of improvised music and develop their confidence in their personal musicality. With an emphasis on improvisation and finding their own voice, there will be minimal use of sheet music and within these education spaces dedicated to girls, participants will create good experiences with instrumental music – together. This programme is in support of the development of jazz education for girl musicians in the north of England and will benefit up to 60 children in total.

For more info and how to join, visit: http://www.jazznorth.org/

Jazz North is the Strategic Development Agency for jazz in the north of England. Founded to help address gaps identified in jazz provision and to create cohesion across a largely disparate scene, it is the only organisation of its kind in the UK. The organisation has been funded by Arts Council England (ACE) since its inception with National Portfolio Status since 2015. Jazz North is unique in its approach to supporting and nurturing jazz. With a pan-northern territory, it has an ethos and method of delivery that is rooted in artist development, cultivating partnerships and networks, and adding value to the expertise of other organisations.

Read the press release here: http://www.jazznorth.org/jazz-camp-for-girls/

“We are really excited to be able to deliver this game changing project which wouldn’t have been possible without the generous support from Ronnie Scott’s Charity Foundation”

Lesley Jackson

Executive Director, Jazz North