Rise–Up

Rise Up Stella

Rise–Up is the brand new, free to access, all female jazz ensemble from Jazzlines at Town Hall Symphony Hall.

This new and exciting project is a positive step towards achieving a 50/50 gender split in the jazz sector by engaging with talented female musicians at the crucial stage in their careers by offering them high-profile mentorship from world renowned jazz musicians, giving them access to rehearsal spaces in the iconic Symphony Hall and also providing them with a platform to showcase their musical and compositional talent through concerts and access to recording studios. 

Applications are open to all female jazz musicians aged 16 - 25 from the Midlands area and Jazzlines alongside a female led panel of well-established musicians and educators will select up to 6 participants who will form the first iteration of this exciting ensemble. 

We are enormously grateful to Ian Reaves for his generous support of Rise-Up.



To apply, please fill out the application form below and submit a short recording or video of you performing standard jazz repertoire. The deadline for applications is 21 February 2020 and applicants will hear back on 28 February 2020. 

Please note any quality of recording/video is acceptable, applicants will be selected on the quality of the music, not the recording. If you have any further questions, please contact jazzlines@thsh.co.uk or by phoning 0121 289 6238.