Jerwood Foundation – Performing Arts Micro Bursaries

The Performing Arts Micro Bursaries support independent artists and producers with awards of between £250 and £1,000 and is administered by the Jerwood Charitable Foundation.  They are interested in proposals for development activities in the performing arts where a clear and specific learning opportunity has been identified. This could be for the making of new work, research, travel, training or mentoring.Read more

Europe Jazz Network – A report by Jazz from Scotland

Jazz From Scotland: Europe Jazz Network Report 2017

In April during JazzAhead! Bremen, Jazz from Scotland was officially accepted as a member of the Europe Jazz Network and so recently, JFS Chair Kim Macari was delighted to attend their AGM and 4th Annual Europe Jazz Conference 2017.

What is EJN?

Europe Jazz Network is a non-profit organisation whose membership (currently > 120) is made up of producers, presenters and support organisations from 35 countries.Read more

Fabulous opportunity for NEW Jazz music


Nominations are now open!

Following on from the inaugural event in 2017, New Music Scotland are pleased to launch the 2nd annual Scottish Awards for New Music.  Created by New Music Scotland, the awards will celebrate and champion the highest standards and achievements of Scotland’s composers, musicians, sound artists, programmers, producers and ensembles and highlight the innovative, experimental and ground-breaking work taking place in Scotland, as well as the depth and breadth of the country’s contemporary music scene.Read more


We are delighted to announce the launch of our brand new online calendar!

The fully interactive calendar allows bands and artists to personally add their concerts for immediate inclusion in our ‘Concerts’ page and offers users the ability to search for events filtered by venue and location.

The whole process takes just a few minutes and there are simple options to create duplicate entries for residencies / gigs as part of a tour to save some time.

Can anyone post a gig?

Yes! If you are a Scottish / Scotland based musician, you can post any of your gigs at home or abroad i.e. European/World tour dates.

We also invite International musicians who have upcoming gigs in Scotland to post them too!

Fit the criteria? Follow the steps below to start adding gigs now:

  1. Select LOGIN at the top right corner of the JFS homepage to take you to YOUR ACCOUNT
  2. Create a personal user account by completing the form and selecting REGISTER
  3. Follow the instructions to verify your account via email
  4. Select POST A GIG from the sidebar
  5. Fill in your gig details and hit SUBMIT LISTING
  6. Visit the CONCERTS page to see your event immediately listed!

N.B. To EDIT a previously submitted listing at any time, select LOGIN and then GIGS MANAGER

Call for Artist Submissions

With jazzahead! 2017 just a few weeks away, we’re busily gearing up to showcase and shout about the wealth of Scottish Jazz talent on offer to promoters and festivals from around the globe!

We’re keen to make sure the hundreds of promoters, broadcasters, festivals and collaborators in attendance at Europe’s largest meeting and exhibition point for the International Jazz scene are aware of what Scotland has to offer in terms of world-class Jazz.

submit your details here

Our website’s ‘Artists‘ page already hosts a large cross-section of the country’s bands and artists, however we know there’s far more out there yet to be featured!
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NOW OPEN – Applications to attend Jazzahead! 2017

NEWS! Our applications for artists to join us at JazzAhead! 2017 are now open

Jazz From Scotland are delighted to be able to offer two artists (Scottish / resident in Scotland for a minimum of 2 years) the chance to attend JazzAhead! 2017 which takes place in Bremen, Germany 26-30 April. These two artists will have their delegate fee to attend the event covered and a contribution of £150 toward travel and/or accommodation provided*

The application form is short and easy so if you’re interested and meet the criteria, do apply!
DEADLINE – Monday 10th April at 9amRead more

Young Scottish Jazz Musician Finalists Announced

Congratulations to all who have made it to the 2017 final.


Conor Murray (Bass)

Photo Credit: Derek Clark Photography

After three years of playing the electric bass and exploring various genres Conor (Born in Donegal Ireland) picked up the Double Bass. His interest in fusion music, particularly the group Weather Report, gradually steered his interest to the more traditional styles of jazz and players like Charlie Parker and John Coltrane. Over the last three years he has worked with the legendary Irish Saxophonist Gay McIntyre. Now he’s studying in Glasgow under the tutelage of Tommy Smith and plays in the TSYJO band. Conor is now in the process of composing his own music and hopes to record an album and tour Ireland and the U.K. Read more

New Developments and Funding Award

We are pleased to announce a number of changes to Jazz From Scotland, Glow Arts are passing on the work we have achieved over the past two years to the Scottish Jazz Federation.

After a period of consultation and restructuring, a new board for Scottish Jazz Federation was formed to devise a programme of work that would re-launch the organisation to the sector and establish it as a beneficial source of information and support to musicians.Read more