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.
On 10th March we collaborated with the amazing Ronnie Scott’s Big Band in a Day Project with a workshop and a performance at the club. We are so very proud of the girls and all they achieved.
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.
Have a listen to what our beginners achieve during a workshop with the support of our house band:
Photos: copyright Marcus Duran
image painted live by Gina Southgate http://www.artistginasouthgate.com