EXCHANGE 2018: Performing opportunity and more

CALLING ALL YOUNG MUSICIANS: BE SEEN / BE HEARD / BE INSPIRED Date: Friday 16 & Saturday 17 March 2018
Venue: SWG3, Glasgow

PERFORMERS DEADLINE: 16 February 2018
Apply to PERFORM or register to ATTEND at:

http://www.mfy.org.uk/ events/exchange/

Young Scotland based musicians of all genres are urged to apply now to perform at Exchange 2018, which returns to SWG3, Glasgow this March – giving young people up to 21 years old, the chance  to perform and gain a unique insight into how to get ahead in music and the music industry.

Sir James MacMillan is a world-renowned composer and conductor and arguably the pre-eminent composer of his generation in the UK. Hear him in conversation with Ian Smith, Chair of the European Music Council about how he got to where he is today and his top tips for the next generation of aspiring musicians.  Hosted by BBC Radio Scotland presenter Vic Galloway EXCHANGE is the unmissable event for anyone passionate about music.

BE SEEN: The best in the music industry share their thoughts on how to get yourself out there, make connections, and build your networks.

BE HEARD: Perform live and receive feedback from professional musicians and industry experts: Carol Main, Jim Sutherland and Carol Laula

BE INSPIRED: Hear from those that work and perform in the music industry about how they got into their jobs and the skills required: Louise Quinn, Halina Rifai, Jennifer Martin, Stina Tweeddale (Honeyblood), Garry Boyle and more….

EXCHANGE provides a unique festival feel combining live performances with insights into all aspects of the music business from stagecraft to marketing and blogging!  This event is for young musicians or anyone interested to find out more about jobs available in the music industry.

EXCHANGE is supported by Creative Scotland

SCOTTISH AWARDS FOR NEW MUSIC: Jazz Shortlist Anounced!

CELEBRATING SCOTLAND’S VIBRANT CONTEMPORARY MUSIC SCENE

We are delighted to announce that New Music Scotland has announced their shortlist of nominees for the 2018 Scottish Awards. The panel, comprised esteemed members of the music world and deliberated over 200 nominations across 11 categories.  As well as the overall strength and wide variety of the submissions, the panel praised the continually high standard of music making and innovative approaches taken by composers, ensembles, organisations and artists. Panellist David Pickard, Director of the BBC Proms, commented,

I was very impressed by the range of contemporary music that is happening here in Scotland.  The Awards were really hard to judge – there was such a fantastic set of entries and a huge range of music.

Jazz from Scotland is pleased to be associated with the “Award for Innovation in new Jazz Music” and the three shortlisted nominees are

Tommy Smith – The Spirit of Light

Chris Greive – Stemzells

Martin Kershaw – Playtime

We offer congratulations to all three nominees and wish them good luck.  Winners will be announced at a special New music Scotland Awards evening on Wed 7th March at 8pm in the Drygate Brewery, Glasgow, hosted by music writer and broadcaster Kate Molleson.

The full list of categories and short listed nominees can be found at New Music Scotland’s website www.newmusicscotland.co.uk/awards2018

Anyone wishing Tickets for the Awards evening should go to the NMS website. Cost is £25 per ticket including a welcome drink and food.

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

Fabulous opportunity for NEW Jazz music

CELEBRATING SCOTLAND’S VIBRANT CONTEMPORARY MUSIC SCENE

SCOTTISH AWARDS FOR NEW 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

“Made in the UK” at XRIJF

Jazz from Scotland has just received information that applications for “Made in the UK” 2018 are now OPEN! and are delighted to share the information with all our musicians.

“Made in the UK’ is an annual showcase of British jazz at Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival (XRIJF), which takes place in late June each year. The series was founded by John Ellson (ESIP) & John Nugent (XRIJF) in 2008.

Any Scottish musicians / bands who would like to be considered for the 2018 series at Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival should carefully read the information about the application process, the selection criteria and the details about the costs that are covered and any financial help that may be available to help with other expenses and flights.

This is a great opportunity to consider showcasing in the USA.  Full details are in this link:  https://www.madeintheukjazz.com/made-in-the-uk-2018

NB: The closing date is September 8th