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15 - 24 November 2024


Learning and Participation

Your support will help us to inspire people of all ages, help them develop new skills and create opportunities for audience members, young people and community groups to regularly engage with our work. Many of our learning programmes are targeted at young people and communities who would not otherwise have access to opportunities to make and appreciate live music.

Participatory projects such as Big Sing, Saxophone MassiveGlobal Sounds and audience development initiatives such as Serious New Audiences have been met with great enthusiasm. We aspire to sustain and grow these programmes, as well as develop new initiatives to increase the body of learning programmes we can offer. 

Your support is vital.

A donation of £5,000 can:
• enable the production of a Family Friendly Matinee as part of the 2013 EFG London Jazz Festival.
• enable Jazz for Toddlers, a participatory jazz experience with leading UK jazz artists for 50 toddlers and their parents/carers in four venues across the city, as part of the EFG London Jazz Festival 2013.

A donation of £1,000 can: 
• fund an open access public workshop for up to 50 animated singers of all ages as part of Big Sing. Recent Big Sings have been led by award-winning gospel choir director Audrey Mattis and Basement Jaxx singer Brendan Reilly. 

A donation of £500 can:
• fund a masterclass for 50 music enthusiasts with renowned artists such as US trumpeter Terence Blanchard and British guitarist John Etheridge.

A donation of £250 can:
• fund a professional development session for Young & Serious, a group of 17 - 25 year olds, who gain insight into the music industry and meet regularly to develop new skills and curate special programming for the EFG London Jazz Festival.

“Standing there in the afternoon sun waiting to go on ....  Andy Sheppard next to me on my right, ninety saxophonists in a line behind me, another ninety on the other side.  The soundscape blaring, the soloists blazing away and an audience of 3,000+ out front.  You can't whack that - it's the kind of memory you take to the grave.” Participant in Saxophone Massive

Find out more about how your gift can help to enable our learning and participation work by contacting the Development team on [email protected] or +44 (0)20 7324 1880.