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Hannah is a graduate from Trinity College of Music where she gained her Postgraduate Performance Diploma and Advanced Postgraduate Performance Diploma.

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J Steps – a new and exciting jazz project for young female and non-binary identifying musicians

Directed by Hannah Horton for Saffron Centre of Young Musicians, a division of The Guildhall School of Music and Drama

What Kate (Head of SCYM) and Hannah (director of J Steps) say:
As you probably know, women have been a minority in jazz since the beginning, and there is a new energy in the UK jazz scene to address this inequality. There are more young female jazz instrumentalists who are making waves and challenging the status quo than ever but we still have a very long way to go. 
Young people have the power to change the future of music and we are inviting you to form a new band that meets for a couple of hours once a month on a Saturday afternoon, starting on June 26th 2.30pm – 5pm. The cost for each session is £25 and bursaries will be available. 
Members will play jazz standards in a group, as well as get support in learning more about improvising within jazz harmony, so that all players can grow in confidence when soloing. The band will be directed by saxophonist and educator Hannah Horton https://hannahhorton.com/

Musicians need to be of about grade 6 standard and above, but don’t need to have taken any exams. You should also be an experienced ensemble or group player interested in playing jazz to a higher standard. 
We would also like to include trips to gigs, masterclasses and recommended listening, as the band develops and performs more. As it’s the end of the day, drinks and food will always be provided at rehearsals.

We hope you are as excited about this new venture as we are, and if you’d like to register then please email kllewellyn@cym.org.uk and we can send you a registration form. 


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