Jazz Camp for Girls - Apply Online

Published on 17/01/2019

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Sheffield Music Hub and Rotherham Music are delighted to be working together as part of the six Hubs in the North of England pioneering a vision for girls in jazz. This one day jazz camp for girls is inspired by the Jazz Danmark/Copenhagen Jazz Festival.

The ethos of the day is to have a deep learning experience without the pressure of performing. The tutors will be encouraging participants to improvise, be inspired by contemporary female Jazzers, link up with *Issie Barratt’s female jazz playlist on Spotify and hear music written by women.

Our vision is that in 5 years’ time, there will be a week-long Jazz Camp for Girls across the North of England. 

We are delighted to announce that our tutors for the day are Hannah BradyColette Dutot, Sonia Mellor, Travis Finch and David Burgoyne.

Do you want to be part of a new Jazz adventure? 

Are you:

  • A female musician aged 9 – 18 who plays an instrument?
  • A girl who would like to meet lots of other female musicians and discover new music by female artists/composers?
  • A girl who would like to have a go at improvising in a fun, exploratory environment? OR
  • A girl who has some experience with playing Jazz (maybe you belong to a band for example Sheffield Youth Big Band/ Jazz Collective or a school band) and just wants to play more?

All instruments and vocalists are welcome

Date: Sunday 10 February 2019

Time: 10am - 3pm

Location: Rotherham Music, Haugh Road, Rawmarsh, Rotherham, S62 7AN.

Please note this is a change of location from the original Save the Date information!

Cost: Free

Places: Limited Number (do not hesitate)

Places will be offered on a first-come basis so do not delay in signing up.  Places will be limited to maximise this unique experience.

What do I need to bring?

  • Your instrument and equipment (amp, leads, reeds, valve oil etc).
  • Lunch, snacks and drink/water bottle.
  • A smile and a fun attitude!

Sign up will close on Wednesday 30 January at 12pm. 

Please note: no more places will be offered after this date in order to have a smooth day.

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*Issie Barratt was recently named one of the top 40 influential in Music in the UK.  We are utterly delighted to be working with such a high caliber of jazz individual.

If you want to find out more about Issie, please listen to her interview on Women’s Hour.

If you have any questions, please email colette.dutot@sheffield.gov.uk for assistance.

If you would like to play jazz weekly in Sheffield, please look at our Sheffield Youth Jazz Collective where all are very much welcome!

If you would like to find opportunities in Rotherham, please look here.