A dynamic hub for music and arts in North Cumbria

BlueJam – Jazz Development Programme

 BlueJam is working with Cumbria Music Hub to provide opportunities for young musicians to access jazz playing and learning opportunities.

A jazz group from 5 schools and colleges will play at Lanercost Festival on Tuesday 21st June and another group will inject a jazz groove into the CMEH concert at Trinity School on July 11th. We will also be playing on the Drystone Stage at Solfest. Watch for news of NYJO workshops and concert in November!

See below a conversation from 2013 between the Hub, BlueJam and Jazz North with music from BlueJam playing in the background!

What's Been Happening...

Improv Choirs

Improv Choirs are sprouting all over the north! January sessions are Tuesday 12th & 28th in Penrith at the Space, weekly at Brampton Hut from Wednesday...
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Penrith Music Centre Store

We finally have had our portakabin-type container delivered – thanks to Edinburgh Woollen Mill, the haulage company, Mike Pincombe, Simon Yeo and Jon Lancashire for...
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Winter Wonderland

BlueJam tutors played 14 gigs at Centerparcs in November and December -these are fun, spread the word about BlueJam and help to support our core...
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Total Recall

Opening session at Soup Shop in Penrith today, Saturday Nov 28th with live music and showing of 3 short films followed by a discussion. We...
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Hectic November

November continues to be hectic – Jilly wrote the music for the Carlisle Fireshow Merlin performance and BlueJammers accompanied the Carlisle Schoolchildren to a 40,000...
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Cumbria Life Culture Awards

While the rest of BlueJam leaders and young people are working hard at tonight’s ‘Stone Meets Sky’ film and music event, Karen is very excited...
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National Youth Jazz Collective

Looking forward to another weekend of inspiring jazz leadership from the National Youth Jazz Collective team at PMC@ North Lakes School this weekend!