The response from the sector to the current Coronavirus crisis has been remarkable. Creatives across the county and beyond are leading the way in finding innovative ways to overcome the challenges of social distancing – the sector already spearheaded agile practices and working from home. The sector has also led the way in finding creative and imaginative ways to show solidarity and support.
Over the last two weeks we've been sharing stories of how those in the sector have applied their creativity to navigate a way through and help others. Please continue to forward news to us. There's a lot of information out there so remember to tag @CreativeLancs in tweets, email us or use the contact form on our website.
Jazz musicians are self-employed and they now face serious financial hardship. No gigs or face-to-face teaching means no income. These are amazingly talented and creative individuals who make a huge contribution to the rich cultural fabric of the north of England. And now they need your support. Click here to find out more...
All About Jazz: The Covid Chronicles
We are living in some crazy times and we hope you are coping with adjusting to our new reality for the moment.
The stress of this situation can be overwhelming and now more than ever it is important to take care of your mental health. Music Minds Matter is a 24/7 support line and service that operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week, for the whole UK music community... They are the industry’s most comprehensive service – linking advice, signposting, clinical pathways and professional therapeutic services to help musicians in need.
Visit: www.musicmindsmatter.org.uk or call 0808 802 8008
Listen to the Jazz & Blues Festival Show presented by Alan Bramwell.
Can you name these famous jazz singers? You can win either a Holmes Mill brewery tour with tasters & tucker for 2, or Pizza for two at The Emporium. (Thank you James' Places)
Closing date Friday 29th, May, 2020
We have a growing collection of RVJ&B videos to watch. Soweto Kinch, John Ellis, A Dread Supreme, Unfurl, Blowjangles on the Jazz Train, the energetic and loud Batala Lancaster, an early RVJazz Collective etc, etc...
We've got a lot going on on our Facebook site. Why not check it out and join in some of the activities and entertainment.
Here's two poems composed by Paul Ellis and presented as part of the Alt-Festival.
The song "Someday We'll All Be Free" was released in 1973 by Donny Hathaway, who used it in an attempt to channel his mental troubles. The song was later embraced by the civil rights movement, following the version by Aretha Franklin in Spike Lee's movie Malcolm X (1992).
Starting in 2018, Brussels Jazz Orchestra performed the song on international stages with the project We Have A Dream with Tutu Puoane.
Listen out for Arthur Geldard serenading us with crooning classics.
Mondays: 8pm - 10pm | The Grand Radio Show with Matt Evans (Sponsored by The Grand Venue, Clitheroe). An eclectic playlist of genre-spanning music.
Wednesdays: 9pm - 11pm | The Jazz Show. The best in Jazz from the heart of the Ribble Valley.
In partnership with FC Radio their jazz broadcaster, Steve Bewick, will be presenting a review of the virtual festival with a selection of sounds from the original festival 2020 program.