JazzAhead!

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 Jazz Winner is David Bowden!

Double bassist David Bowden has been announced as the 2017 Young Scottish Jazz Musician of the year after a stand out performance at the live final in Glasgow on February 1st.

Five musicians made it through to the final at Mitchell Theatre in Glasgow; David Bowden, Stephen Henderson, Fergus McCreadie, Conor Murray and Joe Williamson. Each finalist played two pieces of their own choice showcasing their talents as improvisers and band leaders, supported by the house band of Euan Burton (bass), Doug Hough (drums) and Steve Hamilton (piano).

The event was produced by Jazz From Scotland as part of a 6 month programme of work funded by Creative Scotland.Read 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

Young Scottish Jazz Musician 2015

The Young Scottish Jazz Musician 2015 semi-final weekend took place at the Tolbooth Stirling on the 16th May featuring the nine fantastic young musicians:

  • Sean Gibbs | Trumpet
  • Joe Williamson | Guitar
  • Fergus McCreadie | Piano
  • Helena Kay | Alto Sax
  • Magnus Pickering | Trumpet
  • Ross Hodgkinson | Drums
  • John Patton | Guitar
  • Christos Stylianides | Trumpet
  • Declan Forde | Piano

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