This year’s Galway Jazz Festival saw unprecedented success, in particular in the areas of new audience development, outstanding workshops with jazz masters and an exceptional youth outreach programme.
The youth outreach in festival 2012 was a new development, with the groundbreaking ‘Jazz For Juniors’ programme. The Jazz Festival facilitated special workshops in Galway venues and brought the magic of jazz composition and enjoyment into schools, touching over 250 Galway students directly.
The workshops and masterclasses ranged from third class right up to Leaving Certificate level. This year, The Claddagh National School, The Presentation Convent and The Presentation College in Headford all hosted workshops by jazz specialists. In all cases, students had the exceptional opportunity to ‘jam’ with visiting musicians.
Galway Jazz Festival welcomes contact now from schools that might be interested in taking part next year, or in future workshops. For more information, contact Matthew Berrill, Festival Youth Co-ordinator by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.