AN ONLINE JAZZ FESTIVAL AND MUSICIANS FUNDRAISER
Generously supported by TDE Promotions and Spofforth.
Produced by Alex Woods (Global Acts) Sam Slater (Stoney Lane Records) and Chris Mapp.
All concerts will be streamed on our facebook page
Online jazz festival Around The Houses returns for July edition!
After raising over £2000 for the Help Musicians charity following their five day online festival in April - featuring artists including Trish Clowes and Sara Colman to Soweto Kinch, Laura Jurd and Elliot Galvin - Around The Houses returned with another eclectic series of performances throughout May and June.
With people tuning in from over 30 countries worldwide watching in excess of 20,000 streams of the first set of gigs, the May line-up featured much admired vibraphonist Jim Hart, compelling singer-songwriter Julia Biel, experimental drummer Mark Sanders and dynamic Brazilian percussionist Adriano Adewale.
Mid-afternoon and evening performances followed morning shows especially for children and families, with the main programme featuring a mix of national artists and brilliant young musicians from the thriving Birmingham scene, home to Stoney Lane Records. Saxophonist Alicia Gardener-Trejo, pianist Dave Ferris and bassist James Banner joined the line-up from the city, with award-winning classical harpist Elizabeth Bass completing the May schedule.
“I do feel that these events have something unique to offer … many have been performances of a type promoters would rarely contemplate putting on in a live context … some really special and unique performances - much to offer the music scene beyond the lockdown.” – Tony Dudley-Evans
A new festival podcast series interviewing musicians and figures from the jazz world also continues, with trumpeter Yazz Ahmed following Jazzlines and Cheltenham Jazz Festival artistic advisor Tony Dudley-Evans to play and talk about the music that has played an important part in their lives.
Around The Houses is produced by saxophonist Alex Woods, guitarist Sam Slater (Stoney Lane Records) and bassist Chris Mapp, and generously supported by TDE Promotions and Spofforth. In May and June, all contributions raised from performances will go directly to all musicians performing. The June programme will be released in late May.