Mercury Prize nominee Shabaka Hutchings (Sons of Kemet, The Comet is Coming) has curated an ambitious line-up with OneFest to bring some of the leading lights of the UK jazz scene to Sheffield this March.
The daytime programme will include talks and workshops with a particular focus on a major challenge – the ‘North/South divide’. They’ll be chaired by journalist and author John Robb and musicians such as Ahnansé (Steam Down), SK Shlomo, Ross Gautreau and Skinny Pelembe, all with the aim of educating aspiring young music industry professionals.
- The North South Divide ‘Bridging the Gap’
- Access to funding
- Mental Health ‘Let’s Keep the Conversation Going’ with Help Musicians
- Female Entrepreneurs in the Industry
- Extra special Workshop and Q&A with Shabaka Hutchings
- Generation Next’ with Ivors Academy,
- Fairwood Music Listening Session with Ross Gautreau
- ‘How to Pitch a Brilliant Idea: Lessons from Film, TV and Tech'
- Business advice drop-in surgeries with Big Star Business.
- Emerging Talent showcase with six acts coming through OneFest’s talent search in the summer, chosen by Shabaka Hutchings, these are Linda Sikhakhane, Mark Hanslip, Join the Din, Jelly Cleaver, Mansion of Snakes and LIO.
The evening programme will feature unique, one-off collaborations across generations of British Jazz, including Steve Williamson, Leafcutter John with StringTing (Tomorrow’s Warriors), Maisha with Nat Birchall and Okumu, Herbert, and the Skinner Trio with Byron Wallen.
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