Jazz Jigsaw at The Queen’s Hall

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Jazz Jigsaw

Jazz Jigsaw at The Queen’s Hall

Drake Music Scotland is one of the nation’s leading organisations providing music making opportunities for people with disabilities. The company work with young people and are running the Jazz Jigsaw project which takes place at The Queen’s Hall on Wednesday the 15th of March.

Jazz Jigsaw is a funky and ambitious new work by Lewis Forbes, showcasing music technology instruments, a Figurenotes band and jazz big band. Each of the movement titles is inspired by images that might be used for a jigsaw: Firework Fusion, Submarine Scene, and Cityscape Strut. The music is made from small ideas or ‘pieces’ that slot together to make a whole picture – exploring the way that jazz music is made from rhythmic fragments, repeated riffs and simple melodies – with lots of space for solos.

Jazz Jigsaw was commissioned by Drake Music Scotland specifically for a unique ensemble of young musicians including pupils from Braidburn and Pilrig Park Special Schools and Edinburgh Schools Jazz Orchestra. This project is a collaboration with City of Edinburgh Council with funding from Creative Scotland’s Youth Music Initiative.

If you want to go and see future stars of tomorrow and hugely talented young musicians, you can buy tickets to see their show here: thequeenshall.net/JazzJigsaw

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