The Musicians’ Union – Working as a Live Jazz Musician Panel Session

LONDON Southbank Centre - Sunley Pavilion
Belvedere Road

Navigating the music industry as a live performer can throw up countless issues – this Musicians’ Union panel session aims to address these by offering valuable insight to musicians working within the live sector.

Providing the dos and don’ts of working as a live jazz musician, through discussion this session will aim to illuminate key factors in successfully approaching the live music sector, the work of touring musicians and building strong relationships with promoters.

The session features panellists with experience covering every aspect of the live music sector.

Panellists confirmed so far include:

David Jones

David Jones is one of Serious’ three founding directors and is responsible for a wide range of concerts and events throughout the year. David helped create and develop the EFG London Jazz Festival, as well as being a Director of Bath Festival, programming contemporary music at the Norfolk & Norwich Festival and also creating the K-Music Korean music festival.

Nigel Price

In a career spanning more than 25 years, award winning jazz guitarist Nigel Price has become widely acknowledged as one of the hardest working musicians in the business – having played on more than 50 albums, including five he led, Nigel is also a prolific live performer and tourer, having clocked up more than 500 appearances at London’s Ronnie Scott’s alone.

Juliet Kelly

Vocalist and composer, Juliet Kelly, has released 4 albums to critical acclaim and performed with the likes of Courtney Pine, Seb Rochford and Talvin Singh. She has appeared at clubs and festivals throughout the UK and Europe, and since 2011, she has also toured remote areas of the UK to audiences listening to jazz for the very first time.

Jennie Cashman Wilson

Jennie is founder and CEO of the Abram Wilson Foundation, and began working with the critically acclaimed award-winning jazz musician Abram Wilson in 2009, eventually taking on the role of his manager and booking agent. Jennie went on to establish the Foundation which helps young people become the greatest version of themselves through music. Between 2012–17 the Foundation reached over 3,000 disadvantaged young people, working with nearly 60 performing artists. 

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