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Manchester Youth Jazz Foundation Weekender

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Brighter Sound presents the Manchester Youth Jazz Foundation, an innovative improvisation project for young people aged 11-18.

Brighter Sound and Manchester Youth Jazz Foundation are looking for creative young musicians aged 11-18 to take part in a weekend course at Band on the Wall, which explores new and interesting ways into jazz composition and improvisation. Featuring noted multi-instrumentalist and improviser Richard Ormrod, this project is for anyone with an interest in developing their creative, musical and improvisation skills and in working as an ensemble to devise new and innovative music.  

The course will begin on the Saturday at 12.30pm, and will consist of a group masterclass led by Richard, followed by creative sessions with a team of experienced jazz tutors providing expert support, advice and guidance. At the end of the weekend on Sunday afternoon, there will be a short premier performance on stage at Band on the Wall.  

Richard Ormrod arranges for, educates and conducts musicians of all ages and abilities, in both musicianship and improvisation at projects such as Dales Jam and the Jam Factory.

The weekend is aimed at aspiring young musicians with an interest in jazz and improvisation. If you want to talk to us about whether this means you, please contact us

Click HERE to apply.  The deadline for applications is  Fri 18 Sept, 5pm.


Additional Event Information

Full event dates: Sat 26 Sept, 12.30-3pm and Sun 27 Sept, 9.30am-5pm
Performance: Sun 27 Sept, 4pm, Band on the Wall.

Please note, applicants must be aged 11-18 and be available for the whole weekend to attend all sessions and performance.

Click HERE to apply.  Deadline for applications: Fri 18 Sept, 5pm.

For further information and advice please contact Tim Chatterton at tim@brightersound.com.

 This course is in partnership with Jazz North