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Overcoming obstacles with Saxophonist Emma Johnson: “I feel more confident in my own decisions and believe in what I'm doing.”
Emma Johnson
Saxophonist and bandleader of Gravy Boat
29th April 2021

To celebrate International Jazz Day, 2019 Peter Whittingham Jazz Awardee Emma Johnson tells us how she navigated a year of career obstacles to finally be able to record her band’s debut album.

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Apply for financial support towards creative activity
Help Musicians
Help Musicians
9th April 2021

When applying for creative support from Help Musicians, there are four distinct strands available throughout the year.

What to expect from the Peter Whittingham Jazz Award
Sam Healey
Skeltr
23rd September 2020

In 2019, at a crucial point in his career, Manchester-based Sam Healey’s punk-jazz group Skeltr received the Peter Whittingham Jazz Award. Here, Healey tells us about why he knew he was ready to apply, his audition and the positive ripple effect the Award has had on his career trajectory.

We caught up with Helena Kay, Peter Whittingham Jazz Award winner of 2017
Helena Kay
2017 Peter Whittingham Jazz Award
17th September 2018

Hear from Helena on what she’s been up to since receiving the Peter Whittingham Jazz Award of £5,000.

Kayla Painter talks Future Bubblers and funding applications
Kayla Painter
Musician
9th August 2018

Kayla Painter is  a current year 3 Future Bubbler who has recently received support through Help Musicians UK with a £1,000 alumni bursary toward her professional development. Kayla took the time to tell us about how she’ll use her bursary, her experience on the Future Bubblers scheme and advice on applying for funding programmes.

Bex Burch of Vula Viel discusses money and funding
Bex Burch
Musician
19th March 2018

In September last year, Help Musicians UK launched the Transmission Fund, which allows musicians to grow through funding career development opportunities such as short courses, workshops or one-to-one coaching sessions. We funded Bex Burch to return to western Ghana where she had previously spent three years living, farming and learning with the Dagaare tribe.

We caught up with Bex after her trip, and she gave us her thoughts on money and funding when you're a musician.

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