The Girl Plays Jazz Project (established in December 2017) is dedicated to the support and promotion of girls and young women in jazz.
Our Project has three strands. We run an introduction to jazz improvisation workshop programme – introducing girls and young women to jazz, funk, blues and world music improvisation, and developing them as jazz musicians. We organise jazz masterclasses where top level professionals from the London jazz scene come in to teach the girls. We also arrange performance and development opportunities for the girls in well known London venues. Please see our workshops page for full details of all our workshops and how to register.
We had an amazing time collaborating with the Ronnie Scott’s Charitable Foundation with a workshop and performance at the club on Sunday 8th March 2020 as part of International Women’s Day supporting the Headline act Zara McFarlane.
And here are some pictures from our show there last year.
Great day celebrating our first birthday with a samba party led by Cyro Zuzi.
Amazing masterclass gypsy jazz workshop on 11th May with Andy Ruiz Palma and La Bouche Manouche.
Workshop and show as part of the EFG London Jazz Festival
Photos: copyright Marcus Duran
image painted live by Gina Southgate http://www.artistginasouthgate.com
Girl Plays Jazz Project is supported thanks to funding from the National Lottery and the Arts Council http://www.artscouncil.org.uk