BlueJam has benefitted from being involved with Jazz North’s programme especially Northern Line. We hosted a day of talks, youth presentations and a Northern Line concert for them at Upfront Theatre in 2013. See video footage HERE
Jilly also delivered a session on performance skills for their Northern Line artists in 2014 and delivered a talk at the Jazz in Education Conference in Leeds in 2014.
We attended the 2016 Jazz Conference in Leeds and as a result made a connection with Lancashire Music Service, with plans to share a NYJO concert and workshop programme in November and learn from each other’s strengths.
Kim Macari-Stone has particularly been a helpful ally and supporter of what we do and how we do it and we hope to have more contact with her in the future.
Nigel Slee has been really helpful with funding advice and pointing us to current developments.
See the video made at the Jazz North Day in 2013