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Girl Plays Jazz Project (established in December 2017) is dedicated to the support and promotion of girls and young women as jazz improvisers.  We are a not-for-profit community interest company.

  

Our Project has three strands. We run an introduction to jazz improvisation workshop programme – introducing girls and young women to a wide range of jazz, funk, blues and world music improvisation, and developing them as jazz musicians with the support of a six-piece professional jazz band. 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, recently including the Vortex, Ronnie Scott’s, Karamel, Poplar Union and the EFG London Jazz Festival.  

 

We run monthly online Big Jazz Theory classes where the girls dig a little deeper into jazz theory and history.

 

In March 2021 we were delighted to receive a National Lottery Project Grant from the Arts Council to run our 2021 to 2023 programme – including expanding our provision outside of London.

 

We have several great musicians lined up for our masterclasses including Kate Williams, Sara McGuinness, Issie Barratt, Gareth Lockrane, Shirley Smart and many more…

 

All details of our forthcoming workshops can be found on our website www.girlplaysjazz.org.uk

 “[Our daughter] enjoyed the workshop… she found it inspirational to be playing with other girls.  The improvising alone helped her improve her confidence.”  “[Our daughter] really really liked it.”  “[Our daughter] thought [the workshop] was fantastic.  [She] enjoyed her experience tremendously.”  “The workshop was very inspiring for her, she is very enthusiastic about it.” “I liked having the chance to do a lot of improvisation and we all got to do solos.”  “The workshop was really well run – clear teaching goals, preparation materials shared in advance and well-structured on the day.”

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- click here to add events, both online and in-person

Sachal Vasandani feat. Romain Collin – ‘Midnight Shelter’

 
Nov 16, 2021
  The Pheasantry

Filomena Campus Quartet at the EFG London Jazz Festival

 
Nov 19, 2021
  The Pheasantry

An Evening of New Jazz Fireworks

 
Nov 5, 2021
  Cadogan Hall

Xhosa Cole Trio

 
Oct 25, 2021
  The Cockpit

Lara Eidi : Women in Jazz live @London Jazz Festival

 
Nov 14, 2021
  Toulouse Lautrec

Fiona Ross at the EFG London Jazz Festival

 
Nov 19, 2021
  Karamel Club

Emma Rawicz Quartet

 
Nov 29, 2021
  The Cockpit

Sarah Moule Quartet – EFG LONDON JAZZ FESTIVAL

 
Nov 18, 2021
  The Bull's Head

Sachal Vasandani feat. Romain Collin – ‘Midnight Shelter’

 
Nov 18, 2021
  Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama

Orpheus

 
Nov 9, 2021
  Preston Conservative Club

The Papa George Band Play The Lunchtime Session

 
Oct 31, 2021
  The Bulls Head

Sachal Vasandani feat. Romain Collin – ‘Midnight Shelter’

 
Nov 19, 2021
  Lantaren Venster

Joni’s Soul “Homage to Joni Mitchell”

 
Oct 29, 2021
  The Bulls Head

The Mississippi Swamp Dogs : “A Celebration Of The Deep South”

 
Oct 28, 2021
  Boston Room at George IV

Tom Seals & Alex Bone “Heart & Soul”

 
Nov 4, 2021
  Boston Room at George IV

Trio Manouche with Special Guest Francesca Confortini

 
Nov 18, 2021
  Boston Room at George IV

Sachal Vasandani feat. Romain Collin – ‘Midnight Shelter’

 
Nov 15, 2021
  St George's Bristol

Together We Go Forward

 
Nov 14, 2021
  606 Club

Sachal Vasandani feat. Romain Collin – ‘Midnight Shelter’

 
Nov 17, 2021
  The Pheasantry

Fiona Ross at Toulouse Lautrec

 
Oct 30, 2021
  Toulouse Lautrec

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