About


Jazz from Scotland
aims to provide a voice for Scotland and Scottish jazz in the wider UK and International sectors as well as providing a relevant information portal and support network for our musicians.

Formerly known as the Scottish Jazz Federation, there has been a period of consultation and restructuring, but now a new board is in place and as of October 1st 2016, we officially changed our name to Jazz from Scotland.

The Board has developed the below programme of work to re-launch the organisation to the sector and establish it now as a beneficial source of information and support for all jazz musicians.

The new Board is:

  • Kim Macari (Chair) – Professional Musician
  • Caroline Bond (Treasurer) – Tax Accountant & Jazz Promoter
  • Lindsay Robertson – Music Admin & Scottish National Jazz Orchestra/ Tommy Smith Youth Jazz Orchestra Manager
  • Rod Kennard – Professional Musician
  • Kevin Dorrian – Musician & Co-Founder of Whigham’s Jazz Club
  • Heather Macintosh – Professional Musician & Teacher
  • Haftor Medbøe – Professional Musician & Programme Leader, BA (Hons) Popular Music at Napier University, Edinburgh

We are grateful to Creative Scotland for supporting a 6-month programme of work which will include:

  • Administrative help to maintain website as information portal, newsletter and social media
  • Double Time: A programme of CPD and mentoring for Scottish Jazz Musicians in partnership with the Cultural Enterprise Office
  • Young Scottish Jazz Musician of the Year 2016
  • Attendance at WOMEX in Spain October 2016 to represent Scottish Jazz at an international level

Building on Jennifer McGlone’s previous work to develop the Jazz From Scotland website and attend JazzAhead to showcase Scottish Jazz during the period of change, the new Board is delighted to be in position to work with the sector again, offering programmes and opportunities that benefit musicians and to act as a voice for Scottish Jazz nationally and internationally.  We hope you will support us and the jazz sector.

Contact us: admin@jazzfromscotland.com