Young Musicians Wow Crowds at Symphony Hall

In February, members of the Jazzlines Talent Development programmes performed in Symphony Hall’s foyer. The young people showcased music they had learnt in their free monthly sessions, which take place at Symphony Hall. 

The free event featured Chris Young and his band, with the young musicians aged 10-18 performing special arrangements of the band's own music and even performing alongside them. The young musicians even worked with the band to compose their very own piece. 

It is really reassuring to see this group of young people who were previously quite reserved, relish the opportunity to perform for hundreds of people in the symphony hall foyer. It is certainly affirming for me to see them engage with a wide range of musical styles and techniques with enthusiasm and ease. I hope this group can continue to expand and develop long into the future so that they can experience this many times over, the audience loved them!

Anthony Marsden

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It has been a wonderful opportunity to work with these amazing young musicians. Their efforts in learning and performing my music is very inspiring and it is great to see the future of jazz in Birmingham is in safe hands! The opportunities available through the Jazzlines Talent Development programme are incredible and I look forward to seeing them develop over the next few years.

Chris Young, Jazzlines Ensemble tutor

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Jazzlines engages professional musicians to deliver THSH’s talent development programme, inspiring the next generation of jazz musicians, audiences and producers. Through ensembles, masterclasses, workshops and performance opportunities Jazzlines provides children and young people the chance to develop their skills as jazz musicians and performers.

The Jazzlines Talent Development programme is very kindly supported by The Leverhulme Trust.

The Jazzlines Talent Development programme is very kindly supported by The Leverhulme Trust.

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