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.