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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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business advice sessions
Help Musicians
Help Musicians
9th April 2021

business advice sessions

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.

RISK ASSESSMENT IN YOUR CREATIVE PROJECT PLANNING
Abi McQuater
Creative Programme Officer, Help Musicians
27th August 2020

Applying for creative funding during a pandemic requires adaptability, creativity and contingency planning, Creative Programme Officer, Abi McQuater explains.

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HMUK's visit to Xpo North festival in Inverness
Tigerlily Raphael
Creative Programme Assistant
19th June 2017

Xpo North, in Inverness, is Scotland’s leading creative industries festival

EU Referendum
Patrick Christie
External Affairs Officer
20th June 2016

Our External Affairs Officer looks at the implications of the EU referendum for the music industry.