How we can work alongside you to create the music you’ve always wanted to write




Take this opportunity to learn how to play jazz, whatever instrument, whatever level, whatever age. If you are dipping your toe in for the first time, a sympathetic tutor who will work out how you learn best and go at your pace, is the best way to get started. If you already know what you are doing, save money by getting the exact input you need rather than trawling through loads of You Tube videos (or as well as!)

For Girls In Jazz and BlueJam Jazzers, we have a subsidised project you can sign up to.


All classes and events postponed – BlueJam is going digital

We’ll be taking this opportunity to sort through loads of pictures, videos and sound files from past workshops and performances and will upload them here to celebrate the wealth of creativity that constitutes BlueJam. Do get in touch if you have ideas or material to contribute – especially let us know how we can help (safely) at this time. All the best and take care, Jilly

Can you help BlueJam Arts keep our arts space running in this time of uncertainty and cancellations? If you are able to please click on the button to donate. Thank you

You can find the words and music and audio clips for the singalong by clicking on the flyer

All day pass £10. Entrance to gig only £7. Please book in advance. Gig is family friendly! Please book a slot for the lunchtime Open Mic – all welcome. At BlueJam Arts Space, Friargate, Penrith CA11 7 XR

Jemma Freese – Visiting artist at Girls in Jazz

We were so pleased to invite Jemma Freese back, as our visiting artist, for this month’s Girls in Jazz workshop. Jemma started the session with a 5 minute demonstration of how she creates an improvisation using voice, with manipulated sounds from her Nord keyboard. Afterwards the girls from the session were able to have a go, using the organ drawbars and distortion effects.

Listen to the clip below!

Stay posted for more information on the next Girls in Jazz event.

We are inviting players to join our BlueJam Youth Jazz band for this one-off special event. The Bazaar is a great event and worth visiting – why not perform while you’re there! Tunes we are going to play are HERE. Join in with what you can – main rehearsal is on 9th February.

We are really looking forward to hosting the Cumbrian camp at BlueJam Space on 7 & 8 March! Full details of tutors to follow but we definitely have Mia Anderson joining us again! She is now in her second year of jazz vocals at Leeds College of Music and is sounding AMAZING!!
Booking for our camp is via not the Jazz North online booking form, so please do contact us as soon as possible as places will be limited. We will prioritise girls who can do both days but still get in touch if you can only do one as we will be as flexible as possible. We are subsidising the price and it will be £20 for the weekend, which includes a ticket to the Saturday evening jazz performance

What's on next?

All programmes are currently paused. We will continue to update you when we have our digital programme up and running. Calendar

Workshops & Gigs - ALL ON HOLD