Category Archives: Music venues and Theatres

The Fantastic Flutewise at Abbotsholme 2017

Young flute players always enjoy our courses at this beautiful venue. Book Flutewise today!

Flutewise
Flutewise
Flutewise at Abbotsholme is a fantastic residential flute course for young players from the age of 8 to 18, from approximately Grade 1 to diploma level.  Abbotsholme is a beautiful venue in the heart of the countryside on the Derbyshire/Staffordshire border near Alton Towers.
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Fantastic Flute Fun with Flutewise at Abbotsholme
The course runs from Thursday 27 to Sunday 30 July and it is possible to come for the whole course or one or two nights only.
Discounts available for bookings before 30 June.
Full details can be found on our website.
Flutewise
Beautiful Abbotsholme
The Flutewise Trust is a registered charity and has the highest possible child safe-guarding policies. We have been running course since 1988. During the course, which is staffed by extremely experienced flute teaches and professional players, we cover a wide range of playing, music making and performance as well as social activities. Everything is carefully planned with the individual in mind. Parents can rest assured that their young flute player will have a rewarding time in a safe, friendly and stimulating environment.
Flutewise
The Flutewise Team

Central Florida’s Best: Celebrate With Us!

Celebrate With Us!

Since opening for business last year, we’ve grown to a membership of more than 500 talented musicians and industry professionals. As a fast and simple solution to gig challenges, we’re celebrating with a special event. Save the date for June 28, 6-9:00 p.m. EST

Central Florida’s Best

Live Music
Complimentary Appetizers Free Drink or Cocktail
Door Prizes
Great Networking, and more!

Wednesday, June 28
6-9:00 p.m. EST

Jazz Tastings
164 Lake Ave.
Maitland, FL 32751

It’s like a backstage pass to meet the most sought after musicians in the area.

Pro Musician’s List Networking Event

PROFESSIONAL MUSICIANS
INDUSTRY PROFESSIONALS
INDUSTRY EMPLOYERS

RESERVATIONS REQUIRED

REGISTER NOW

JOIN OUR MEMBERSHIP FOR FREE!
OUR FOUNDERS

Karen Kai Alece Hodge and Rachelle Bivins launched Pro Musician’s List in early 2016. Both Jacksonville, Florida natives are accomplished entrepreneurs, currently residing in Central Florida.

Karen is a pop, soul, R&B, and jazz vocalist, writer, and band leader of Kai Alece & Company Dance Band. The artist’s latest release is a smooth jazz CD titled, REASON SEASON OR LIFETIME. Karen is a co-owner of Abyss Jazz Magazine.

Rachelle is the creator of Abyss Live, a Jacksonville, Florida entertainment live music night. She is also a co-owner of Abyss Jazz Magazine.

The Proms 2017 season is here!

What’s On

The Heroes Band: Regents Park Bandstand, London

The Heroes Band

The Heroes Band In Regents Park

The bandstand in The Regent’s Park is located on Holme Green, between the boating lake and Inner Circle. It was moved from Richmond Park to The Regent’s Park in the 1970s.

Regents Park Bandstand, London
Regents Park Bandstand, London

In 1982, the bandstand was the target of a terrorist attack.  The IRA bombed the bandstand on 20th July 1982, killing seven soldiers and injuring 24 others during a concert by the band of the Royal Green Jackets. The bandstand is sometimes called the “Memorial Bandstand” in memory of the dead soldiers.  There is a plaque that commemorates the seven bandsmen who were killed.

Two years after the bombing, the composer George Lloyd wrote Royal Parks For Brass Band, the second movement of which, In Memoriam is dedicated to the bandsmen who died. The piece still features in many band repertoires.

An earlier bandstand stood near the south-east corner of the boundary of London Zoo.

The Heroes Band

On June 11th, The Heroes Band will performing on the bandstand from 3:00pm-5:00pm

The creation of the Heroes Band was the idea of David Vaninetti-Smart, its conductor. In October 2013 David had just completed 10 years as the Director of Music of Farnborough Concert Band of The Royal British Legion, leading it from a small band in to a large nationally well respected concert band, raising funds for the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal through concerts etc.It was obvious to him that bands are a useful PR tool to the Royal British Legion by raising much needed funds through musical performances. David thought that it would be a good idea to create a  concert band  to support the Help  for  Heroes charity.

The objective of the concert band is two fold. Firstly, to raise donations for the charity through musical performances and secondly, to bring entertainment and enjoyment to listeners and band supporters.

The Heroes Band
David Vanetti-Smart, Musical Director

 

Come and join The Heroes on June 11th in Regents Park at 3:00pm

The Heroes Band

Culture For All: Labour Manifesto Promise




The Labour Vision for the Arts

CULTURE FOR ALL Britain’s creative industries are the envy of the world, a source of national pride, a driver of inward investment and tourism, and a symbol of the kind of country we are now and aspire to be in the future. As Britain leaves the EU, we will put our world-class creative sector at the heart of our negotiations and future industrial strategy. We need to do more to open up the arts and creative industries to everyone. We will introduce a £1 billion Cultural Capital Fund to upgrade our existing cultural and creative infrastructure to be ready for the digital age and invest in creative clusters across the country, based on a similar model to enterprise zones. Administered by the Arts Council, the fund will be available over a five-year period. It will be among the biggest arts infrastructure funds ever, transforming the country’s cultural landscape.

Labour will maintain free entry to museums and invest in our museums and heritage sector. Conservative cuts to the Arts Council and local authorities have created a very tough financial climate for museums, with some closing or reducing their services, and others starting to charge entry fees. The Cultural Capital Fund will have a particular focus on projects that could increase museums’ and galleries’ income and viability.




Labour will end cuts to local authority budgets to support the provision of libraries, museums and galleries. We will take steps to widen the reach of the Government Art Collection so that more people can enjoy it. We will continue to mark the ongoing centenary of the First World War, and the sacrifice of all those who died during it.

Labour remains committed to honouring the role of all who have served our country, including the Sikh, Hindu, Muslim and Jewish soldiers who fought for Britain. Our thriving creative sector, from the games industry to fashion, needs a strong pipeline of skilled talent to sustain its growth.

Labour will introduce an arts pupil premium to every primary school in England – a £160 million annual per year boost for schools to invest in projects that will support cultural activities for schools over the longer term. We will put creativity back at the heart of the curriculum, reviewing the EBacc performance measure to make sure arts are not sidelined from secondary education.




Labour will launch a creative careers advice campaign in schools to 96 FOR THE MANY NOT THE FEW demonstrate the range of careers and opportunities available, and the skills required in the creative industries, from the tech sector to theatre production. Being a performer is a great career. But too often the culture of low or no pay means it isn’t an option for those without well-off families to support them. We will work with trade unions and employers to agree sector-specific advice and guidelines on pay and employment standards that will make the sector more accessible to all. :e will improve diversity on and offscreen, working with the film industry and public service and commercial broadcasters to find rapid solutions to improve diversity.

We recognise the serious concern about the ‘value gap’ between producers of creative content and the digital services that profit from its use, and we will work with all sides to review the way that innovators and artists are rewarded for their work in the digital age. Music venues play a vital role in supporting the music industry’s infrastructure and ensuring a healthy music industry continues in Britain.

Labour will review extending the £1,000 pub relief business rates scheme to small music venues. And we will introduce an ‘agent of change’ principle in planning law, to ensure that new housing developments can coexist with existing music venues. We all need to work harder to keep children safe online. Labour will ensure that tech companies are obliged to take measures that further protect children and tackle online abuse. We will ensure that young people understand and are able to easily remove any content they shared on the internet before they turned 18

 




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Vocal Rumbles with Randolph Matthews and Cleveland Watkiss

Following a packed out performance as part of London Jazz Festival 2016, it’s time for Vocal Rumbles round two… Matthews Vs. Watkiss, the rematch!

Randolph Matthews and Cleveland Watkiss vocal soul and jazz battle at Hideaway Jazz Club Streatham South London

Vocal Rumbles is a unique collaboration between artists Randolph Matthews and Cleveland Watkiss. This performance battle brings together two heavyweight vocal voyagers. In the blue corner: Cleveland “Thunderbolt” Watkiss, London Jazz Awards Vocalist of the Year, who’s worked with Bob Dylan and The Who. In the red corner: Randolph “Hurricane” Matthews, revolutionary combiner of jazz, blues and folk, who’s worked with Plan B and Grace Jones.

With the theatrical energy of a top-of-the-bill title fight, a deep-rooted musical soul and two truly unique vocal talents unleashing loops, back beats and mesmerising ring craft, Vocal Rumbles is a set to be a Hideaway Box Office hit!



RagaMix: The Ultimate Site for the Indian Music Scene



RagaMix provides you with an unlimited possibility of connecting with any music related talent or resource in your area in order to make music.

Singers, Musicians, Bands, Teachers, Educators, Studios and all individuals inclusive of students, professionals, institutions and the music industry can connect and interact with each other based on matching requirements and similar interests.

About
RAGAMIX is a dedicated platform for musicians, singers, teachers along with the entire music industry to create and promote music across all boundaries
Company Overview
Our team comprises of experts in different walks of life but with a strong passion for music which guides us on this mission. This dedicated team is constantly working on innovative yet simple mechanisms to ensure musicians’ requirements are met in order to facilitate good music production



See the world and be a professional musician



Proship entertainers make top dollar. Our clients hire us to find the best performers there are, so they expect to pay more. When our clients competitively compensate the entertainers, we get higher quality people willing to take the gigs, and in the end, we deliver better entertainment. It’s a win-win-win scenario. Room, board and transportation are usually provided by your employer, so you can save most of what you make.

There are countless opportunities for skilled musicians to work all over the globe! Whether you work solo or as a group, whether you are a sight-reading musician for the pit orchestra, a member of a contemporary band for a dance club, a string ensemble for a lobby, a solo instrumentalist for the main stage, the hotel, resort, casino and cruise ship industries are interested in your talents.

OUR STORY

We began sourcing musicians for the cruise ship industry in 1987. Since then we have booked over 20,000 contracts for entertainers all around the world. Cruise lines, hotels, casinos and other entertainment venues seek us out because they know that our connections and ability to match opportunities with performers are second to none.

WHY PROSHIP?

You’ve worked hard to learn and develop your skills as a performer. With Proship you have an entire staff of experienced performers who want to help you make the most of your talent.  We appreciate your abilities and ambitions, and are dedicated to finding you an opportunity to earn good money performing in world-class international venues.



The Music Fund for Cuba: Who we are




Who we are

The Music Fund for Cuba is the only UK registered charity which supports the development of music, arts and culture in Cuba.

Working with partner organisations on the island the Music Fund has already distributed tens of thousands of pounds worth of equipment to children and young people in music, arts, dance and special needs schools.It also raised £350,000 for the renovation of the Miramar Theatre in Havana.

The Music Fund for Cuba was established in 2001 in memory of British singer Kirsty MacColl who was inspired by Cuban music in her last album and loved the island, its culture, and its people.

Cuba is renowned for its cultural traditions. Its music, art, and dance are enjoyed by people around the world. Budding artistic talent is nurtured and encouraged within the country’s free music and arts schools which are open to all.

Sadly this heritage and the development of future talent are hindered by a lack of access to basic equipment and materials that we in richer countries often take for granted.

Violin strings, paper for music scores, reeds for woodwind instruments, ballet shoes, paints and other small but essential items are all in short supply. One of the  main reason for these shortages is the continuing economic blockade of the island by the United States.

The Music Fund for Cuba aims to help nurture new talent by providing much needed support and equipment for children and young musicians, dancers and artists throughout the island that may otherwise be denied.

By supporting  this vital work, you can help  to keep alive Cuba’s rich cultural heritage and nurture a new generation of talent.

Please make a donation today.




Joy Rose and the BQ Quartet




A night of serious groove from an amazing vocalist who has been ‘the voice’ of four Incognito albums, toured, recorded and collaborated with some of the biggest names in the industry (Sting, Brenda Russell, Chaka Khan, Herbie Hancock, Billy Ocean and Noel Gallagher) and who continues to deliver great soulful cuts in her own right.

“When Joy Rose joined Sting for a duet she sang with such power and conviction that one could wonder why she did not sing on Sting’s album instead of Mary J Blige. She knocked the audience dead and got a standing ovation”  The Current

“Joy Rose… is simply breathtaking”  SmoothJazzNow


 

Joy Rose’s remarkable vocal talents have been surfing the waves of the music industry for a number of years. Moving to London from Birmingham at the tender age of 16, Joy’s talent was immediately spotted by record producer Rod Gammon who recorded her first single “Gimme the Funk” for Savage Records. In 1990 Joy became the lead singer for the group Mocca Soul and was the featured singer on the album Persistence of Memory. In 1991 Joy signed her first major recording deal with Talkin Loud Records. The label released a series of singles ‘Feed the Feeling’, ‘Guilty’, ‘Take U Higher’ and ‘Serious Love’. Joy then went on to record two albums with renowned jazz pianist Jason Rebello – Make It Real and Last Dance.