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11-20 November 2022

#WeAreJazz

Take Five 2022 Artistic Residency


The magic of music making flowed at the in-house residency of the seventeenth edition of our talent development scheme Take Five

The musicians came together for music industry workshops and talks from leading professionals as well as collaborating on their own original music to perform together in the essence of jazz and improvisation.

Charlotte Keeffe – Trumpet, flugelhorn, piano, voice
Dominic Canning
– Piano/ Synth
Marcus Joseph
– Alto Saxophone
Midori Jaeger
– Cello / Voice
Misha Mullov-Abbado
– Double Bass / Electric Bass
Nishla Smith
– Voice
Rosie Frater-Taylor
– Voice / Guitar
Xhosa Cole
– Saxophone
Johnny Hunter
- Drums

'Once again it was an absolute pleasure working with these inspiring artists. The breath of talent in the UK jazz (and related) scenes is truly incredible and it’s a real privilege to play a small part in it. 

Big thanks to Grace Pitkin, Fusion, Jason Yarde, Tim Hand and all the session leaders for their guidance, Arts Council England and PRS Foundation for funding the programme, Cats Abbey for hosting us, and of course the musicians. It was also a pleasure to welcome Stephen Lynch who joined us as a production mentee in partnership with Black Lives in Music. 

Make sure to check out all of their music and stay tuned for some excited plans for them in EFG London Jazz Festival...' (Rob Farhat, Talent Development Lead and Senior Programmer)

Check out some of the highlights below, photographed by Tim Hand

Thanks to PRS Foundation, Arts Council England and the Serious Trust

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