Latest Take Five participants announced

Eight creative jazz artists will benefit from the latest edition of the renowned Take Five development programme.

Delivered by Serious, the Help Musicians UK-backed initiative is designed to give some of the UK’s most talented young jazz musicians the unique opportunity to take ‘time out’ to develop their craft and their business.  It provides each artist with the chance to discuss, explore and strengthen all aspects of their future careers.

The eight musicians who have been selected for Take Five Edition XI are:

  • Moses Boyd (drums, London)
  • Elliot Galvin (piano, London)
  • Zoe Gilby (vocals, Gateshead)
  • Anton Hunter (guitar, Manchester)
  • Hyelim Kim (taegŭm, London)
  • Zara McFarlane (vocals, London)
  • Cath Roberts (saxophone, London)
  • Craig Scott (guitar, Leeds)

Take Five Edition XI will run until the summer of 2016 and provides participants with one-to-one mentoring sessions to address their particular areas of need, as well a residential period exploring areas such as composition, performance, communications, business infrastructure and strategic direction. 

Help Musicians UK Talent Programme Manager Tim Foxon says: “The impact of Take Five: UK on this country’s jazz scene over the last decade has been incredible. It supports some of the most exciting creative musicians at a crucial point in their careers, with truly tangible results. We are thrilled to be a partner for this vital scheme and to see another impressive group of artists selected for Edition XI”. 

Serious Take Five programme

Take Five: UK is supported by Jerwood Charitable Foundation, PRS for Music Foundation, Arts Council England and Help Musicians UK.

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