Jazzlines Education Projects & Ensambles

Jazzlines engage professional musicians to deliver our talent development programme and inspire the next generation of young 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 and gospel musicians, vocalists and performers. Participants are also able to experience high quality performances by some of the world’s leading jazz musicians, who are part of Jazzlines gig promotions in THSH and in venues around Birmingham.
 
Jazzlines Creative Vocal Group
The Jazzlines Creative Vocal Group meet every two weeks and provide young musicians from Birmingham and the surrounding areas with the opportunity to develop their ensemble playing and learn more about singing in harmonies and improvisation.
 
Each session is led by professional Jazz vocalists and musicians from Birmingham and is open to all young musicians and vocalists aged between 11 - 19. No previous experience is required and all the music is learned from ear!
 
We always welcome new members and if you are interested in joining or would like more information, please get in touch via email to jazzlines@thsh.co.uk or by phoning 0121 644 5172.
 
Jazzlines Ensemble
The Jazzlines Ensemble meet every two weeks and provide young musicians from Birmingham and the surrounding areas with the opportunity to develop their ensemble playing and learn more about Jazz and improvisation.
 
Each session is led by professional Jazz musicians from Birmingham and is open to all young musicians and vocalists aged between 11 – 19. No previous experience is required and all the music is learned from ear!
 
We always welcome new members and if you are interested in joining or would like more information, please get in touch via email to jazzlines@thsh.co.uk or by phoning 0121 644 5172.
 
Jazzlines Gospel Ensemble
The Jazzlines Gospel Ensemble meet every two weeks and provide young musicians from Birmingham and the surrounding areas with the opportunity to develop their ensemble playing and learn more about Gospel music .
 
Each session is led by Birmingham gospel legend, Ray Prince and is open to all young musicians and vocalists aged between 11 – 19. No previous experience is required and all the music is learned from ear!
 
We always welcome new members and if you are interested in joining or would like more information, please get in touch via email to jazzlines@thsh.co.uk or by phoning 0121 644 5172.
 
Jazzlines Summer School
Jazzlines run a yearly non-residential Summer School course which is FREE to young musicians from Birmingham and the surrounding areas aged between 11 and 19. Open to young musicians with a range of abilities, from beginners to advanced, the programme offers instrumentalists and vocalists the opportunity to:
  • Receive inspiring tuition from professional musicians
  • Learn new creative skills and develop your instrumental & vocal technique
  • Improve your ensemble playing and improvisation skills
  • Develop your understanding of jazz harmony
  • Socialise and create music with fellow young musicians
  • Led by professional trumpet and bass player Percy Pursglove and professional vocalist and songwriter Sara Colman, the Jazzlines tutors are an experienced group of music educators and specialist jazz performers
 
Summer School Video: https://youtu.be/dc30nk_sic4
Website: https://www.thsh.co.uk/get-involved/jazzlines-talent-development-programme
 
The Jazzlines Talent Development programme is very kindly supported by The Leverhulme Trust, Ronnie Scott’s Charitable Foundation and PRS Foundation as Talent Development Partners.