Friday 12 February 2016

Albums, TV shows & festivals all thanks to Liverpool Jazz

Liverpool Jazz has been supporting the jazz scene in Merseyside for 11 years. The gift of funds left by one of its supporters has meant that they have recently been very active in supporting a range of projects and events.

Recording - Three local bands have been supported in producing albums of their own material recorded at Parr Street Studios. The Weave (pictured above), Ginger Tunes Quartet and Viktor Nordberg Trio will all be featured in a special showcase event at the Liverpool International Jazz Festival on February 28th.

TV - Liverpool Jazz were approached by a group of students at Edge Hill University making a Jools Holland-style show as part of their course. The organisation was able to sponsor the programme and pay musicians to take part as well as providing a grand piano. The show featured performances from The Weave, The Bobby Swing Band and vocalist Su Eyo.

Music Education - Liverpool Philharmonic Society's In Harmony programme and Rare Studios both offer performing arts tuition either for free or at subsidisd rates to young people in underprivileged areas. Liverpool Jazz sponsors these programmes and supports the work they do.

These projects above are the tip of the iceberg, with a range of other sponsored concerts, a regular radio show and a website full of useful information all going on throughout the year. NJN would like to congratulate Liverpool Jazz on the vital work they do to support jazz and music education - long may it continue!

For more information, visit the Liverpool Jazz website.

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