Talent Development Partner 2019: Performances Birmingham Limited (Jazzlines)
PBL’s Jazzlines Talent Development Programme has five strands providing access to rehearsal space, networks, project management, venues and PR and marketing. These will increase performance opportunities and the creation of new music, while ensuring our Jazzlines programme reaches further into Birmingham’s musical communities to support young, emerging and mid-career level musicians.
The Jazzlines Ensembles will perform at the Mostly Jazz Funk & Soul Festival and Symphony Hall Birmingham; take part in composition workshops and have the opportunity to record on the Symphony Hall stage.
The Jazzlines New Music Tour will involve Birmingham music creators (including Samantha Wright, Reuben Reynolds and Alicia Gardener-Trejo) playing at prestigious events and venues around the UK, such as Jazz Re:Freshed, Bristol Fringe, the Vortex and Spice of Life.
The new Gospel Ensemble will address the lack of gospel music provision outside the church community and will offer performance opportunities in Symphony Hall’s foyer space and other local venues, composition workshops and master-classes.
The Jazzlines Residency will pair two Birmingham musicians with UK artists to create new compositions and perform together.
Europe Jazz will help to build PBL’s links with the European Jazz Network, Birmingham City University’s Jazz Research Department and Royal Birmingham Conservatoire through a new commission for the launch of the new edition of the History of European Jazz.
Across all strands of this programme, meaningful links will be strengthened with relevant partners, including local musical communities and groups to enhance support and create progression routes for programme participants.