The Jazzlines Ensembles provide young musicians from Birmingham and the surrounding areas with the opportunity to develop their ensemble playing skills and learn more about jazz and improvisation through regular workshops and masterclass sessions. The sessions are open to young musicians of all abilities, from beginners to advanced and are free to young musicians aged between 11 and 19 from Birmingham and the surrounding areas.
The members meet for regular workshop sessions at Symphony Hall, led by experienced jazz musicians and educators including Sara Colman and Percy Pursglove alongside a team of support musicians made up of students and recent graduates from Birmingham Conservatoire’s jazz degree course. They learn new tunes by ear, developing their ensemble playing and improvisation skills as well as an understanding of jazz harmony.
They have performed at the OxJamBrum Takeover Festival, as part of our popular Jazzlines Free Gigs programme in the foyer of Symphony Hall, at mac Birmingham, Music For Youth Festival, and on the Jazzlines stage at Mostly Jazz, Funk & Soul Festival.