What's Been Happening

Compositions

Really need to get my compositions more easily available and accessible – I keep getting asked by people if they can use them, which is BRILLIANT!

So going to try to put aside some time to do it (ha ha!)

Anyway – most recently, the amazing classical singer Sarah Wallcook performed Bubbles and Burdens at a concert dinner in Sweden, BJYJE (BlueJam Youth Jazz Ensemble) is going to perform a Fascinating Days/Mountains merge and KSGS will feature Muevete at their festival!

Women Play Jazz, Penrith

Great to host a session at the BlueJam Space in Penrith – with women players from Scotland, Cumbrian and NE Improv Choirs and Jazz Sessions.

Women Play Jazz! Newcastle

Really pleased to be able to continue with these workshops due to popular demand – jazz and laughter – a great combination.

And also great to be able to export the session to Penrith for our women players over here – hope we will get cross-pollination soon. First Penrith session is June 16th. See bluejamarts.org for details.

 

Carols for North Lakes School

I have been writing a carol every year for the school my children went to since about 2003. I think this is the year we should get them all into a book!
Intonent Hodie | Welcome | Toca La Campanas
Now At Evening | Make Me A Lantern | Walking | Join In
Celebrate | Don’t Look Now!
Joyeux Noel, Merry Christmas! | Promise | Spirit of Christmas
The Boy | Xmas Is Coming | The Snowman
My Bairn Sleep Softly Now | Whisper of the Wind | Carol of the Birds
Celebrate New Life | Imagine Now

Women Play Jazz!


I’m delighted to be asked by Jazz Coop Newcastle to run a series of workshops for emerging women jazz players at their base, the Globe pub. First 4 Saturday afternoons in January with an evening party on the 27th. Go to http://jazz.coop/women-play-jazz-workshops/ for details and booking.

Will Michael Jazz Education Award

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BlueJam was awarded a diploma along with three Music Hubs from around the UK last week. Jilly shown here receiving it!
This is a real boost for the work being done by all the organisations promoting youth jazz in Cumbria and for the Music Hub’s commitment to a viable and innovative jazz development programme.
Congratulations to everyone!