Women in Jazz Professional Development Panel.

Are you a young female musician aged 25 or under? Are you looking for advice and guidance to support your career?

THSH invites you to a Professional Development Panel, covering Marketing and PR, booking gigs, planning tours, developing new projects, applying for funding and developing relationships with promoters & jazz-focused media contacts.

A panel of speakers made up of musicians and industry figures will each give 10 – 15 minute talks, before taking questions from the audience.

Prior registration is essential and places are limited – for more information, or to book a place, please e-mail philip.woods@thsh.co.uk.

The Women in Jazz programme is very kindly supported by the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation.

Confirmed speakers
Lauren Kinsella vocalist and composer
Sandra Marcy artist manager
Rosie Hanley journalist & marketing officer
Rebecca Nash pianist, composer & arranger

Lauren Kinsella is a vocalist and composer based in London. Her current projects involve performing and composing with groups including: Blue-Eyed Hawk, Snowpoet, Alphabets with Hannah Marshall and Nick Malcolm and her own Lauren Kinsella Quintet. This year she is a Town Hall & Symphony Hall Jazzlines Fellow 2014 – 2015 (supported by Jerwood Charitable Foundation), as well as a Take Five artist for 2014 – 2015 (supported by Jerwood Charitable Foundation and PRS for Music Foundation, and delivered by international music producers Serious).

Sandra Marcy is an artist manager, currently representing jazz pianist and singer-songwriter Theo Jackson who has recently signed a recording deal with Dot Time Records of New York. She provides musicians, venues and festivals with consultancy and coaching/mentoring services, specifically in the fields of music marketing, PR and promotion.

Rosie Hanley is a journalist, writing for Time-Out and thegirlsare as well as currently being Listings Editor for Jazz Services – providing listings for GIGS and Jazzwise. She also specialises in jazz PR and marketing. Rosie works for Turner Sims in Southampton and is studying toward a PhD in Audience Development. She previously worked as Marketing Manager for Edition Records and has experience in arts marketing, audience development and cultural policy.

Rebecca Nash is a composer, arranger and educator who trained both as a classical and jazz pianist. In 2014 she released her debut album and completed a UK tour with the collaborative group Realms. She also works with a number of other projects including the jazz fusion ensemble Flekd, saxophonist Dee Byrne’s Entropi, and Paradox Ensemble. Her latest project, her first as the primary bandleader, premieres as part of Jazzlines at the Bramall Music Building on 15th January.

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