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Percy Pursglove and Jazzlines' summer scholars

Percy Pursglove and Jazzlines’ summer scholars

I went to the final, open concert by the participants in last year’s Jazzlines Summer School in Birmingham and can tell you the smiles on the faces of the young players taking part is all the evidence needed that it’s a great thing to be involved in.

It doesn’t matter if you are struggling to get those first notes out of that trumpet or have reached Grade 7 in your piano exams, if you are between the ages of 11 and 19 then you are welcome. Or, acknowledging the average age of thejazzbreakfast’s readers, if you have children or grandchildren that fall into this category, then please encourage them to apply.

The Jazzlines press release reads like this:

Jazzlines run a yearly non-residential Summer School course which is FREE to young musicians from Birmingham and the surrounding areas aged between 11 and 19. Open to young musicians with a range of abilities, from beginners to advanced, the programme offers instrumentalists and vocalists the opportunity to:

  • Receive inspiring tuition from professional musicians
  • Learn new creative skills and develop your instrumental & vocal technique
  • Improve your ensemble playing and improvisation skills
  • Develop your understanding of jazz harmony
  • Socialise and create music with fellow young musicians

Led by professional trumpet and bass player Percy Pursglove and professional vocalist and songwriter Sara Colman, the Jazzlines tutors are an experienced group of music educators and specialist jazz performers.

How to Apply

The 2016 Jazzlines Summer School will take place from Monday 22 to Friday 26 August. To apply, please visit: to download and complete the application form.

For more information or any queries, please contact

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