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It’s a jazz takeover

A number of jazz musicians will be supporting this year’s Give a Gig Week with exclusive shows across London and an additional appearance in Australia by Youth Music's Chair, YolanDa Brown.

Give a Gig Week is Youth Music’s flagship fundraising initiative which supports music-making projects across the country for young people who’d otherwise miss out. 

Give a Gig Week kicks off on Friday 16 March – here are the best jazz gigs to go and see.

Brass Funkeys
Brass Funkeys

Brass Funkeys

The Brass Funkeys are an 8-piece London-based brass band who draw on the traditions of New Orleans. They’re back to support Give a Gig Week for the second year running – a super-fun show not to be missed!

Location: London 

Venue: Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club

Date: Sunday 18 March

Ollie Howell
Ollie Howell

Ollie Howell

Ollie Howell is an award-winning jazz drummer, instrumentalist, composer, producer and broadcaster taking part in Give a Gig Week for the second year in a row.

Location: London 

Venue: 606 Club

Date: Monday 19 March

National Youth Jazz Orchestra
National Youth Jazz Orchestra

National Youth Jazz Orchestra

NYJO is a glittering showcase for the UK’s finest young professional jazz musicians, combining a hard-swinging rhythm section and a raft of hugely talented soloists, to bring you the very best in British big-band jazz.

Location: London 

Venue: 229 The Venue

Date: Wednesday 21 March

JoCee
JoCee

JoCee

JoCee & Her Jazz Band will be headlining at Ronnie Scott's in support of Youth Music. JoCee brings a contemporary sound influenced by Motown and jazz, backed by an energetic 8-piece band.

Location: London 

Venue: Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club

Date: Sunday 25 March

YolanDa Brown
YolanDa Brown

YolanDa Brown

And in case you’re down under! YolanDa Brown is the UK’s leading female jazz saxophonist. As YolanDa has recently been appointed as Chair of the Board of Trustees at Youth Music, this promises to be a very special Give a Gig Week show.

Location: Australia

Venue: The Basement, Sydney

Date: Friday 16 March

Upcoming gigs

Get down to a gig near you during Give a Gig Week 2018 and support a great week of live music. The money raised from Give a Gig Week will help young people develop musically, socially and personally.