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About Jazz South
Jazz South is a brand new programme supporting the development of jazz across the south of England. We aim to celebrate talent, open up opportunities and create a jazz identity for the south. Our plans include bespoke projects to support young musicians and artists at all career stages, as well as events to spark connections and build networks between promoters, venues and jazz educators.
Introducing Platform South
Platform South celebrates a sample of the best artist talent from the south of England and supports promoters to bring their music to the widest audiences in venues and location across the region. The journey starts with a major festival showcase of selected bands, and profiles a diversity of musicians and jazz styles that the south has to offer.
Meet the Platform South Bands
Meet the bands that have been selected for the very first round of Platform South 2019-20. Come and see them perform in a free showcase at Bristol Jazz & Blues Festival 24 March 2019.
Taking over Colston Hall foyer on Sunday 24 March, Platform South celebrates a sample of the best jazz talent from across the south of England. Six bands have been selected to perform, ranging from established EMI recording artists to new bands early in their careers. Highly crafted song-writing, sophisticated instrumental ensembles and edgier improvisation will be the soundtrack of the afternoon.
So if you’re a fan of Bristol Jazz & Blues Festival’s now infamous foyer performance programme, head down for a wonderful afternoon of music with some well-known faces and emerging talent, before they perform across the region.
The Platform South Showcase is a collaboration between Jazz South, Bristol Jazz & Blues Festival and Colston Hall. The event is supported by Arts Council England, Ambition For Excellence fund.
Invitation to Networking Reception at Bristol Jazz & Blues Festival 2019 after the Platform South Showcase
Promoter Bookings for Platform South Bands
Round 1 bands are available for booking from 01 March 2019 – 31 Dec 2020
Jazz South is able to offer financial subsidy support for bookings of Platform South bands. Details of how this will operate, terms of the bookings and FAQs will be confirmed by the showcase date of 24 March 2019. Bookings should all be discussed and agreed with the bands in the first instance.
Any promoter wishing to discuss this can contact Jazz South at firstname.lastname@example.org
For band, press and promoters – please contact us for logos and accreditation information at email@example.com.
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UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHAMPTON (TURNER SIMS) PRIVACY NOTICE
Jazz South is a jazz development programme servicing the south of England (excluding London), led and hosted by Turner Sims, internationally renowned concert hall and live music-producing organisation. The three-year programme is funded by the Arts Council’s Ambition for Excellence scheme. Turner Sims is also an Arts Council Funded NPO (National Portfolio Organisation), and part of the University of Southampton.