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Cultural Diversity - A Brief Statement
Ribble Valley Jazz & Blues prioritises the need to promote culturally diverse events & festivals. When employing artists and musicians, and engaging audiences at events and festivals we expect to include equal and valued contributions from people who might not otherwise have opportunity to engage fully in jazz as an art form.
We want equal participation from women, younger & older people, people from black & minority ethnic communities, people of differing sexual orientation, disabled people, people from various geographical communities, and people experiencing low income. We expect that engaging people from culturally diverse communities will create exciting arts activity that leads to higher levels of engagement with musicians and audiences.
Promoting a policy of cultural diversity, arises out of recognising jazz’s black music heritage, a music created out of oppression.
Please send us your details
If you're a band or performer then please send us some details about you and your music.
It's really helpful if you can provide some information about your style of music, band members and where you've performed. If you have a website or Youtube videos available then send us the links.
We sometimes have to book performers at least 6 months in advance, especially for our May Jazz Fest, so let us know about yourselves as soon as you can.
A note from our graphic designer!
When we promote gigs we need some good photos in reasonable resolution to put on posters, flyers and our website so please send us some or let us know where we can download them.
Please remember that we have to try and attract an audience so moody photos posed with your instrument may be great for your website or CD but might not be as strong on a poster. Give us some passion, action and music!
We will look at your website/Facebook/Twitter etc so please keep them up-to-date as it's useful to see what following you have because a part of our marketing is done through social media.