Learning and participation is central to the EFG London Jazz Festival programme. Our L&P programme opens the door to music for all age groups, with opportunities to participate on a variety of levels, from jazz workshops for toddlers, through to family-friendly events. We also have a great deal of activity taking place behind the scenes. Each year we invite internationally acclaimed artists into schools, conservatoires and community settings. Below is a selection of some of this year’s projects:
RANDOLPH MATTHEWS, ARUN GHOSH AND GAWAIN HEWITT GO NORTH
The Festival teams up with Clive, artsdepot’s club night for young people with learning disabilities on Friday 8 November – bringing jazz centre stage! Featuring a performance by young people following a special jazz residency with vocal explorer Randolph Matthews, music technologist Gawain Hewitt and composer/clarinettist Arun Ghosh.
BRENDAN REILLY, ZARA McFARLANE AND CECILIA STALIN GO EAST
In partnership with Tower Hamlets Arts and Music Education Service (THAMES) three of London’s finest vocalists deliver a series of inspirational and fun jazz singing workshops for primary school children and training for their teachers across Tower Hamlets this autumn, and bringing the schools together is a final, celebratory concert.
SOWETO KINCH AND ESKA GO SOUTH
Patron Soweto Kinch and acclaimed singer songwriter Eska introduce a new music, dance and theatre commission created by talented young people from across South East and Outer London, in partnership with ArtsTrain. Featuring the brightest talent and original voices from the region. Prior to their performance on Monday 18 November at Langley Park Concert Hall, they’ll also be working with wordsmith, Zena Edwards.
INTERNATIONAL ARTISTS GO BACK TO SCHOOL
As part of our commitment to nurturing the next generation of musicians, we regularly take top-flight international artists into conservatoires and music colleges around London. This year’s festival is no different and so far confirmed we have Carla Bley (hyperlink to trio event at Wigmore Hall) visiting the students at Guildhall School of Music and Drama, and Festival on the Move artist, Alan Hampton, dropping in to Tech Music School.
For more information about EFG London Jazz Festival and our year round Learning & Participation programme, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org