Weekly programme



Children’s Orchestra
10.30 – 12 noon, £4
Age 6+ BlueJam Arts Space


Improv Choir
7.30 – 9.30pm £7.50
Adults BlueJam Arts Space


BJamba 2 – Drumming Group
5:30-6:30pm – £20 for 5 sessions
Ullswater Community College, Penrith
All ages

BJamba – Community Samba Band
6 – 7.30pm £3
All ages Ullswater Community College, Penrith

Swing Dance
7.30 – 9.45pm 
Adults North Lakes School, Penrith


BlueJam Folk
7.30 – 9.30pm  £2.50 
All Welcome BlueJam Space

Improv Choir, The Heugh, nr Brampton
7 – 9pm  £7.50
Adults Contact us for directions


Electric Guitar Tuition £4
Thursdays 6 – 7pm
Age 7+  BlueJam Space

Rehearsals for BlueJam Jazz (before gigs)
Thursdays 7 – 9pm
dates tbc BlueJam Space

Improv Choir, Scotland
Fridays 7.30 – 9.30pm £7.50
Adults Eskdalemuir Community Hub.
(Monthly – see calendar for dates)


Girls in Jazz & BlueJam Jazz rehearsals – see blog for next dates.

Individual singing and instrumental lessons
BlueJam Arts Space

for more information about our programme and what we offer.

BlueJam Arts Space, Mostyn Hall, Friargate, Penrith CA117XR
North Lakes School, Huntley Ave, Penrith CA11 8NU
Brampton (The Heugh) Contact us for directions


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 bluejamarts@gmail.com 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?

Click here to see what’s happening on our calendar

Workshops & Gigs


Performers’ Showcase
Friday February 28th
7-10pm BlueJam Arts Space

NYJO Regional Academy
Saturday March 14th 10.30-4pm
North Lakes School, Penrith CA11 8NU

B Jamba new training sessions
starting Tuesdays 14th January
5.30-6.30pm UCC Penrith

Women In Jazz
Sunday January 19th
11-4pm BlueJam Arts Space

Jazz Camp For Girls
Saturday/Sunday March 7/8th
BlueJam Arts Space

Guitar Festival
Toby Hay/Fiona Clayton
Saturday March 21st
BlueJam Arts Space

MultiCultural Bazaar
RRCA, Carlisle
15/16 February