A dynamic hub for music and arts in North Cumbria



Part of EVAN Art Trail, come and meet BlueJam's makers and musicians at Mostyn Hall, Friargate, Penrith CA11 7XR. 10-5pm. All workshops free.

SATURDAY: Open Children’s Orchestra 10.30-12; Penrith Music Centre meeting and coffee 12-1pm, all invited to talk about future plans; Gamelan session 2-3pm; Composition 3-4pm; SUNDAY: open improvisation session 11-12; open folk group session 2-4pm. , There will be art on sale – proceeds to help pay the rent on our new Space!

Jilly and Lawrence will be around all weekend – Lawrence will be making a new hurdy-gurdy and able to talk about how he researches the instruments which will be on display – including harpsichords and gamelan percussion instruments, and you are welcome to play them. Jilly will be available to talk about BlueJam, music and the universe and dispense tea and coffee and, if you are lucky! – cakes!


Cumbria Youth Orchestra (CYO), BlueJam Youth Jazz Ensemble and 500 primary school singers perform song cycle by Kate Stilitz and Jilly Jarman at The Sands Centre on July 10th.

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BlueJam – Jazz Development Programme

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

BlueJam Jazz playing the Source in Carlisle

bluejam-jazz-at-the-source2017 performances: May Day, Penrith; CYO concert at The Sands, July 17th;  Solfest Aug 27th; Dec 2nd The Source, Carlisle

See also Girls in Jazz workshops, monthly on Saturdays in Penrith

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

May Day Penrith

What a great day – sunshine, crowds and loads going on. BlueJam started off our day by finishing off our new dragon, courtesy of Paddlers...
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Girls in Jazz Workshop

The pilot session for our proposed “Girls In Jazz” programme took place on Saturday 17th Dec 1-5pm at BlueJam Artspace. It was a really enjoyable...
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Solfest! Drystone Stage

B Jamba and BlueJam Jazz opened the music on Saturday – one of the best festivals we’ve ever been to. Fantastic sound crew (thank you!...
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Lanercost Festival

BlueJam organised a Big Sing at Lanercost Priory with singers and instrumentalists from 10 primary and secondary schools. They wrote the songs for the event and...
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One Small Bird at Royal Albert Hall

Kate Stilitz (Haringay) and Jilly Jarman (Cumbria) had the premiere of their song-cycle “One Small Bird” performed by 2000 talented young Haringey Musicians on Monday...
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La’al Sing

Congratulations to all the schools who took part in this year’s La’al Sing at the Brewery Kendal! BlueJam provided the 3-piece band and after a...
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