Grant is music to the ears of local jazz musicians

Birmingham’s jazz musicians can look forward to more years of expert support following a further 3 years of funding from the Leverhulme Trust.

Thanks to their financial support, budding musicians and young jazz artists supported through arts and education charity Town Hall Symphony Hall’s Jazzlines Talent Development Programme will continue to have the training and advice they need to reach their potential.

The grant, which will allow Town Hall Symphony Hall to build on the successes of the last three years, will support a number of significant Jazzlines programmes, including:

  • Jazz Electives
  • Jazzlines Summer School
  • Jazzlines Ensembles including the Jazzlines Vocal Group
  • Jazzlines Future Fellows

Philip Woods, Jazzlines Programme Manager, said: “As a registered charity we are reliant on grants and donations, as well as ticket sales to allow us to provide talented musicians with the help, guidance and specialist support they need to develop their skills.

We’re delighted that the Leverhulme Trust has cemented their commitment to jazz development with a further three years of funding for our Jazzlines Talent Development Programme.

Their continued support will ensure that we can continue offering jazz lovers and musicians, from those picking up their first instrument to others who have honed their skills over a number of years, the chance to make music their future.

The Town Hall Symphony Hall Jazzlines programme provides significant opportunities to people entering the jazz music industry. For more information, visit

The Leverhulme Trust was established by the Will of William Hesketh Lever, the founder of Lever Brothers. Since 1925 the Trust has provided grants and scholarships for research and education; today it is one of the largest all-subject providers of research funding in the UK, distributing approximately £80 million a year. For more information: / @LeverhulmeTrust