The Girl Plays Jazz Project is dedicated to the support and promotion of girls and young women in jazz.
Since December 2017 we have run a workshop programme – introducing girls and young women to jazz, funk, blues and world music improvisation, and developing them as jazz musicians.
Our next introduction to jazz improvisation workshop will take place on Saturday 19th January 2019 at St Stephen’s Church, Canonbury. We are delighted that the brilliant Gina Southgate will be our artist in residence – capturing the girls’ improvisation on canvas.
In February 2019 we will run our first introduction to jazz workshop in South London – details tbc.
And on 16th March 2019 we are running a samba workshop led by the Girl Plays Jazz Project house band drummer Cyro Zuzi – fantastic for the girls’ rhythmic development, and a lot of fun.
In May 2019 Andy Ruiz Palma and La Bouche Manouche will lead a gypsy jazz workshop – suitable for all instruments but especially good for strings and clarinets.
And we are delighted to be collaborating with the Ronnie Scott’s Charitable Foundation on a joint project for 2019 – please watch this space.
Have a listen to what our beginners achieve during a workshop with the support of our house band:
Photos: copyright Marcus Duran