First Ever Jazz Survey Across The South Of England

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Following the announcement of the Arts Council England funding award for the Jazz South development programme, Turner Sims Southampton have commissioned the first ever audit of jazz across the region that stretches from Kent to Cornwall to Oxfordshire. Jazzwise, a partner in the initiative, wants to ensure that everyone active in the region's scene pitches in – and is offering a free year's subscription to the magazine – and a coveted Jazzwise T-shirt – to be awarded in a prize draw among all those who fill in the online survey, which is a key part of the audit.

Designed to establish an accurate and comprehensive picture of every aspect of the jazz scene in the region, the survey will collect information about musicians, promoters, venues, festivals, youth orchestras, education projects, labels – in fact anyone and anything connected with the music. Jazz South's programme promises to present new opportunities including touring, commissions, masterclasses, residencies and networking events. Through the audit, Turner Sims wants to ensure that they know who's doing what and where, to identify a comprehensive range of contacts and engage as many people as possible with Jazz South. After a competitive tender process (noted in previous Jazzwise news) Turner Sims has awarded the audit contract to music consultancy Arts & Parts, led by Europe Jazz Network Board member Martel Ollerenshaw.

For more information about the Jazz South audit and to find out how to enter the Jazzwise prize draw, simply go to www.jazzsouth.org.uk