It can be a gruelling climb for young jazz musicians trying to make a career in this music. That’s where the Take Five scheme, started by the Serious organisation and now in its 12th year, comes in. It provides a number of young players the chance to take some time out to develop both their craft and their business with expert help along the way.
The 2016/17 Take Five group of players has been chosen and it includes pianist Rebecca Nash and trombonist Richard Foote, both based in Birmingham. The other six in Take Five Edition XII are bassist Olie Brice, drummer Corrie Dick, saxophonist Duncan Eagles, pianist Paul Edis, trumpeter Kim Macari and guitarist Shirley Tetteh.
The scheme is supported by Jerwood Charitable Foundation, PRS for Music Foundation, Arts Council England, Help Musicians UK and the Serious Trust.
Congratulations to all.