The Jazz Factor

Matthew Hallsall, Jazz Factor participant. Photo: Simon Hunt

Matthew Hallsall,
Jazz Factor participant.
Photo: Simon Hunt

The Jazz Factor, 3-day professional development programme for 20 emerging jazz musicians

Client: NWJazzworks 
Location: Manchester
Scope: Regional (North West England)
Type: Contemporary Jazz / Development Agency
Year: 2009

NW Jazzworks is the agency for the development of jazz activity in the north west of England, concerned with musicians, venues, promoters and audiences. Since 2012, it has joined the Jazz North consortium.

Mission:

Devise, plan and implement a professional development programme for 20 North West-based emerging jazz musicians.

Results:

Gathered 20 emerging jazz musicians and 9 leading industry experts for a series of 3 day-long seminars.

Feedback from musicians and presenters was outstanding and several management, label and booking deals were struck as a direct consequence of the programme.

Key Skills:

Creative Production
Strategic Development
Training and Facilitation
Event and Festival Management
Research & Consultation