Launch concert announced for Yamaha New Jazz Sessions album

On Wednesday 3 December, London's award-winning 606 Jazz Club will host a showcase evening featuring the very best of the UK's hottest new Jazz talent to celebrate the launch of The Yamaha New Jazz Sessions album.

The Yamaha New Jazz Sessionsalbum showcases the UK's very best new and emerging young jazz artists and is the latest initiative in Yamaha's partnership with Jazzwise magazine, the All-Party Parliamentary Jazz Appreciation Group and
606 Club. This collaboration has resulted in an acclaimed three-year scholarship programme which offers financial support with performance and recording opportunities to a new generation of young jazz musicians.

The CD will feature in, and be cover mounted on the Christmas and New Year double-issue of Jazzwise Magazine.

Produced by Andy Ross at Astar Studios the album featured six Jazz musicians nominated by the Heads of Jazz at six of the UK's leading conservatoires, plus a handful of special guest tracks.

Six Jazz Scholars will each perform a live 30 minute set at the 606 club on 2 December, with John Randall filling the drum seat.

Normal club entry rules will apply on the night with doors opening at 7.30pm. Tickets and dinner reservations can be booked in advance directly through the 606 Club on 020 7352 5953.

Chris Barnes

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