Friday 25 July 2014

Rising Northern Jazz Talent to get Festival Showcase

Jam Experiment, a young band from Manchester, have been announced as the first group to take part in Jazz North's new Introducing scheme.

The group, compromised of musicians aged between 16 and 18, impressed a panel of festival directors, musicians and educators, who heard a wide range of applications for the scheme.

As participants of Jazz North Introduces, Jam Experiment will perform at Lancaster Jazz Festival (Friday 19th Sept), Marsden Jazz Festival (Saturday 11th October), Jazz on a Winter's Weekend in Southport ( Friday 6th Feb) and Liverpool Jazz Festival (Saturday 1st March). The group will also receive support including a professional photoshoot and showreel.

In addition to the winners, the panel also awarded the youngest group, Take Four and a Half, with 3 days of mentoring with renowned saxophonist Iain Dixon.

Jazz North Introduces co-ordinator Jo McCallum said

Working in partnership with promoters, the Jazz North Introduces scheme is providing young bands with their first high profile performances at leading northern jazz festivals. It is a fantastic opportunity for these young musicians to perform throughout the region and a fantastic opportunity for jazz audiences to have their first glimpse of the great talent that is emerging here in the north.

Jam Experiment are -

Rory Ingham - trombone
Alex Bone - saxophone (Young Jazz Musician of the Year 2014)
Toby Comeau - piano
 Felix Moseholm - bass
Jonathan Mansfield - drums

You can hear the band in action on the Jazz North soundcloud page.

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