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Here’s some footage of Jazz Futures, a project set up by Paul Towndrow to help young musicians develop their careers.

We all know the joke about the way to make a small fortune playing jazz being to start with a large fortune, so it’s good to see an initiative that deals with the business side of making a living playing jazz as well as the purely musical aspects.

The band are:

  • Siobhan Duncan – Trumpet
  • Matthew Herd – Alto Saxophone
  • Scott Murphy – Tenor Saxophone
  • Declan Forde – Piano
  • Brodie Jarvie – Double Bass
  • Stephen Henderson – Drums

The video makes me feel terribly old: I used to work alongside the pianist’s mother before either he or his older brother, guitarist Leo Forde, was born.