SATURDAY 17 SEPTEMBER
12.00 - 13.30
THE DUKES GALLERY
FREE ENTRY AND FREE FOOD
Nobody goes into jazz for the money. For today’s jazz musician, it can be hard to achieve a balance between following your passions and paying the bills. But do you really have to choose one or the other?
This panel, commissioned specially for Lancaster Jazz Festival and Q&A session is hosted by the Musicians’ Union and will focus on helping jazz musicians grow their careers in jazz and provide invaluable advice to help them navigate the commercial and financial issues faced by all emerging artists.
Cath Roberts: Lancaster Jazz Festival Artist in Residence, Composer and Saxophonist.
Saxophonist Cath Roberts works in a variety of ensembles exploring free improvisation, composed music and the territories that lie between them. Originally from Northamptonshire and based in London, she maintains strong links with improvisers from the north of England and these connections that form the basis of her current working group, the quintet Sloth Racket.
Cath is also a member of the Madwort Sax Quartet, Anton Hunter’s Article XI, the eight-piece improvising saxophone group Saxoctopus and the collaborative quartet Word Of Moth. Her contemporary jazz septet Quadraceratops released an album on Efpi Records in to critical acclaim in 2014. When not performing Cath is active as co-founder of LUME, the platform for original/improvised music that she runs with Dee Byrne. They have recently established the LUME offshoot DIY record label Luminous, and in June 2016 they held the inaugural LUME Festival
Sandra Marcy. Artist Manager (Shez Raja)
Sandra is an artist manager and member of the Music Managers Forum. She currently represents critically-acclaimed British-Asian IndoJazzFunkFusion bassist Shez Raja and upcoming singer/songwriter Terry Logan. She also books pianos for Joseph Taylor pianos, providing instruments and services to major festivals, production companies and performing artists throughout the UK.
In a former life she worked in PR and Marketing and provided consultancy services to musicians, venues and festivals specifically in the fields of music marketing, PR and promotion.
Barry Dallman: MU Regional Officer (host).
As the MU Regional Officer for the North of England, Barry helps and advises musicians on all aspects of their careers on a daily basis and is more than familiar with the challenges facing the modern jazz musician. Prior to taking up his role for the MU, he worked for over a decade as a freelance jazz pianist and teacher and currently writes and performs with his own quartet, White Canvas, and the Viktor Nordberg Trio.