On Wednesday 8th December, London’s award-winning 606 Jazz Club will host a showcase evening presented by Yamaha in association with Jazz FM. Featuring the very best of the UK’s hottest new Jazz talent, the evening celebrates the launch of The Yamaha New Jazz Sessions 2010 CD. First introduced in 2008, the now highly regarded CD is seen as one of the most significant contemporary jazz albums of the year.
Produced by Andy Ross at Astar Studios, ‘The ‘Yamaha New Jazz Sessions 2010’ CD will be cover mounted on the Christmas and New Year double-issue of Jazzwise Magazine. Providing a unique insight into the musicians who will take UK Jazz forward in the future. The CD is the result of Yamaha’s unique partnership with Jazzwise magazine, the All-Party Parliamentary Jazz Appreciation Group, Duet Finance, Jazz FM and 606 Club.
Part of the highly acclaimed scholarship programme, the award offers financial support along with performance and recording opportunities to the next generation of young jazz musicians and has been further extended for 2011/12 to coincide with a renewed partnership with Jazz FM’s Yamaha Sunday Jazz Jam presented by award winning Jazz broadcaster Helen Mayhew.
On Wednesday 8th December, the 6 scholars – Andrew Linham (Alto Sax); Chris Gilligan (Piano); Peter Randall (Double Bass); Dave Hamblett (Drums); Dougie Freeman (Piano); and Lluis Mather (Tenor Sax) – will each perform a 20 minute live set. Normal club entry rules will apply on the night with doors 7.30pm with tickets and dinner reservations available to be booked in advance directly through the 606 Club on 020 7352 5953.
Michael Connarty MP, Co-Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Jazz Appreciation Group stated, “Yamaha added another dimension to the Parliamentary Jazz Groups’ efforts to promote jazz, with their wonderful Yamaha Jazz Scholarships, developing our events from appreciation and enjoyment of jazz to encouraging jazz education. I hope this showcase CD of the young talents we enjoy at our ‘live’ Yamaha jazz scholarship concerts in Parliament will open peoples’ ears to the high quality of jazz music being created in the UK. Yamaha gets my Vote – of Thanks.”
Yamaha’s Senior Director Mike Ketley commented, “The Yamaha New Jazz Sessions’ CD and live launch at the 606 have added showcase and professional development opportunities to these innovative scholarships that have further extended our relationship with Jazzwise, the All-Party Parliamentary Jazz Appreciation Group and 606 Club. This recording opportunity demonstrates our commitment to promote the playing of jazz music and complements our many other music education and student support initiatives.”
The 2010 CD will be cover mounted on the December/January issue of Jazzwise and features tracks from the six outstanding Jazz musicians, as well as special guest tracks from renowned Yamaha Jazz artists Yolanda Brown, Georgina Jackson and Mica Paris.
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