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Directed by Paul Edis, Jambone is one of the region’s top youth jazz ensembles. Performing in high profile concerts and events with some of the great jazz artists, Jambone comprises trumpet, trombone, saxophone and flute sections locked together by piano, guitar, bass and drums.
The musical mission of the band is anything but conventional, aiming to provide a range of fresh repertoire and performance challenges for its members.
A series of high profile guest directors undertake performance projects with the band, each taking the ensemble on a distinctive creative journey that may embrace elements of swing, funk, jazz-rock, world music, Latin or new fusions with contemporary soundscapes.
As a result, the musicians are given a unique opportunity to expand their musicianship and their understanding of the repertoire, rehearsal and performance processes that are current in the field of jazz and contemporary music.
Packed full of talented young musicians, in recent years members of the band have taken part in the BBC Young Jazz Musicians of the Year and have featured as part of the BBC Introducing Scheme with a performance on Radio 3.
Jambone make regular performances at festivals including the Gateshead International Jazz Festival, Manchester Jazz Festival and Skye Jazz and Swing Festival and at the Parliamentary Jazz Awards.