Geoff Bartholomew
Jazz Programme Coordinator

Geoff is a jazz trumpeter, arranger and teacher. Jazz Programme, B Jamba, Schools Wider Opportunities.

Jilly Jarman
Creative Director

Founder and Director since 2002, Jilly is a composer, MD, jazz improvisor and teacher. Jazz Programme, Young Songwriters, Improv Choir, NCTCE, Schools Improvisation Programme, mentoring.

Karen Barbier
Events Coordinator

Karen is Early Years and SEN coordinator. BabyJam, storytelling, drumming.

Rob Steels
Big Jam Leader

Rob is a jazz double bass player, guitarist and ceilidh player. BigJam youth band, Kirkby Stephen.

Sarah Gray
Creative Music Club

BlueJam NE Creative Director since 2013, Sarah is a classical and folk singer, performer and teacher.

Ella Jarman-Pinto
Composition and Singing

Director Eden Contemporary Music, classical and jazz singer, composition tuition for secondary schools

Sean Haythornthwaite
Electric Guitar group Leader

Guitarist and band arranger

Tom Leah
Music Production

Studio composition programme development, StudioJam, session leader, guitarist

Bryony Jarman-Pinto
Visual art, songwriting, website development

Dragon-maker, music and art workshops, digital outputs

Heather Tipler

Funding and project management, Arts Awards

Richard Evans

Cello, accordion, guitar. Performer and tutor.

Kate Brundrett
Visual Arts

Storytelling, shadow puppets

Josh Jackson
B Jamba leader

Josh is a Young Music Leader now taking responsibility for drumming in BlueJam. He also plays kit in the Youth Jazz Ensemble and performs regularly with BlueJam Acoustic.

Lawrence Leith
Instrument maker and Designer

Having been with BlueJam from the beginning, Lawrence now provides expertise on gamelan and designs instruments for use in schools.