First three Jazzlines Fellows announced

Three of the UK’s most talented emerging musicians have been announced as the first Jazzlines Fellows at Town Hall and Symphony Hall Birmingham, supported by the Jerwood Charitable Foundation.

Dan Nicholls, Percy Pursglove and Lluis Mather were appointed by industry experts, including renowned UK jazz musicians, following a rigorous nominations process. They will take up their Fellowships in March and can look forward to a year of professional support to develop their careers and further their artistic and creative potential.

The Fellowships offer mentoring, advice and masterclasses, as well as assistance with artistic development through visits and high profile performance opportunities. At the end of the twelve months, the Fellows will have created new compositions, showcased their work as part of the Jazzlines programme and developed plans to tour their work nationally, and it is anticipated that they will go on to make a significant contribution towards British jazz.

“Awarding these first Jazzlines Fellowships is an investment in the future of three highly talented British musicians and we value the support of the Jerwood Charitable Foundation in enabling us to offer this transformative opportunity. Their support also recognises Town Hall and Symphony Hall’s Jazzlines programme as a major creative force, supporting and nurturing new talent and positioning Birmingham at the centre of the UK jazz scene.”

– Tony Dudley-Evans, Jazzlines Artistic Adviser

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