Women in Jazz with Issie Barratt

  • Sunday 2 May | From: 7:10pm - 7:55pm
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Issie Barratt, Artistic Director of the National Jazz Youth Collective (NYJC), will be leading a discussion with musical input Rosie Turton (trombone and composition) and Jaz Kayser (drums and composition).

Expect experience and new ideas from women who are making big waves in the jazz world right now.

The workshop will focus on examples of pieces by women composers that work well for learning projects and workshops, tips for composition, developing your voice in improvisation. Rosie and Jas will be showcasing how elements of music such as rhythm and motif can build confidence for women playing and composing jazz either as budding professionals or as a lifetime passion for making music.

There will be time to answer some questions during the session.


Issie Barratt is a multi-award winning internationally active jazz composer, arranger, conductor, baritone player, record producer and educator.  Founder of the National Youth Jazz Collective in 2007, Fuzzy Moon Records in 2008 & first Jazz Director of Ivor Academy’s Board of Directors (2013) Issie took the Parliamentary Jazz Award for Education in 2014 and Music Teachers Best Musical Initiative Award for Excellence in 2017.

Jas Kayser is a drummer, composer, band leader currently based between London and Panama City. Jas completed her undergraduate and masters degrees at Berklee College of Music whilst studying and playing alongside mentors such as ‪‪Terri Lyne Carrington, Danilo Perez, Ralph Peterson and Neal Smith. Jas has featured in bands with leading British lights Nubya Garcia, Ashley Henry and Jorja Smith as well as American drummer Ralph Peterson’s Big Band and had a starring role on drums alongside Lenny Kravitz in the official video for his song Low.

Rosie Turton’s musical path is defined by her unwavering desire to explore new territories: sounds, cultures, textures and collaborations, she’s always open to discoveries. At 16, Rosie started playing with Tomorrow Warriors which was instrumental in Rosie’s development as a musician. There, she met some key pillars of London’s burgeoning new jazz scene: Nubya Garcia, Joe Armon-Jones and Sheila Maurice-Grey amongst others. Making connections with local musicians and producers, she channels wide-ranging ideas into music that's simple to understand but focusing on the overall feel and tone, to create an emotional connection with music.


“A compelling & emotional set of top drawer contemporary jazz. Diverse in interests & histories … electrifying texture…" London Jazz News on Issie Barratt’s Interchange.

“Rosie is ready for prime-time as Jazz Re:freshed continues their winning ways” Glide Magazine

On Jas Kayser - “she managed to bring fire, precision, groove and variety, with an equally thrilling response from the band” London Jazz Festival