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Grand Union ONLINE. LIVE.

Grand Union ONLINE. LIVE. 

Over the past weeks of lockdown Grand Union ONLINE. LIVE has become our means to bring our community of core professional musicians and ReGeneration Band members together to share the individual musical journeys, passions and talents of our renowned performers, as they continue their creativity with open hearts, but from behind closed doors.  Weekly Friday evening gigs are streamed live on YouTube with many faces you will recognise!  

Go to our Grand Union Orchestra – YouTube channel and keep an eye on our GUO Facebook and GUO Instagram feeds to find out who’s performing each Friday.

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Grand Union ONLINE. LIVE.

Grand Union ONLINE. LIVE. 

Over the past weeks of lockdown Grand Union ONLINE. LIVE has become our means to bring our community of core professional musicians and ReGeneration Band members together to share the individual musical journeys, passions and talents of our renowned performers, as they continue their creativity with open hearts, but from behind closed doors.  Weekly Friday evening gigs are streamed live on YouTube with many faces you will recognise!  

Go to our Grand Union Orchestra – YouTube channel and keep an eye on our GUO Facebook and GUO Instagram feeds to find out who’s performing each Friday.

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Grand Union ONLINE. LIVE.

Grand Union ONLINE. LIVE. 

Over the past weeks of lockdown Grand Union ONLINE. LIVE has become our means to bring our community of core professional musicians and ReGeneration Band members together to share the individual musical journeys, passions and talents of our renowned performers, as they continue their creativity with open hearts, but from behind closed doors.  Weekly Friday evening gigs are streamed live on YouTube with many faces you will recognise!  

Go to our Grand Union Orchestra – YouTube channel and keep an eye on our GUO Facebook and GUO Instagram feeds to find out who’s performing each Friday.

 

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New ensemble launching in 2020…Hackney Junior Jazz Ensemble

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We are pleased to announce that next term we will be launching a NEW and exciting ensemble – the Hackney Junior Jazz Ensemble (HJJE) for young musicians of Grade 2 and above standard looking for the experience of playing in a jazz group!

HJJE will be a cross-phase ensemble, open to Primary Yr5+ pupils as well as secondary players.  We anticipate a wide range of opportunities for musicians in the ensemble, as well as progression to the Hackney Creative Jazz Ensemble.

The group accommodates any instrument – we welcome drummers/percussionists, guitars/basses, keys as well as strings/wind and brass, tuned percussion are also warmly welcomed!

This new ensemble follows the success of our long-established Hackney Creative Jazz Ensemble (HCJE). HCJE regularly perform at venues such as the Vortex and the Hackney Empire and is aimed at minimum Grade 5 standard (Yr7+) players.  We are delighted that we are now able to additionally set up a feeder ensemble to nurture musicians from a younger age interested in exploring jazz.

HCJE Manager Oliver Crooke says:

‘We are excited to be launching this new ensemble in January 2020 which expands the range of opportunities we are able to offer young musicians across Hackney”

HJJE will rehearse at City Academy on Wednesdays 4.30 – 6pm, directly before the Senior Ensemble. Like HCJE, the ensemble will be coached by a team of professional musicians including a rotation of different instrumentalists in order that all the different sections of the group are supported well.

To find out more about HJJE, as well as our other ensemble opportunities, please visit HMS ensemble page, here

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Grand Union Youth Orchestra Masterclass

The unique Grand Union Youth Orchestra (GUYO), London’s pioneering world music and jazz youth ensemble, brings together young musicians aged 12 – 26 who wish to explore the world’s major musical cultures. Players of non-Western instruments are particularly welcome.

Join GUYO, no auditions, FREE OF CHARGE, and:

  • Take part in regular high-profile performances
  • Work alongside leading professional musicians
  • Learn about world music, first hand, from experts
  • Discover new instruments and develop improvisation skills

Meet and create with like-minded young musicians

This year’s Winter Concert (on December 15th) is on the theme of renewal, and the repertoire will reflect this, including pieces suggested or created by members of GUYO itself. This workshop will therefore prepare and rehearse for that.

Where? 

Rich Mix, 35-47 Bethnal Green Road, London E1 6LA

GUYO masterclasses or workshops take place at Rich Mix, generally on the first Sunday in each month. GUYO also performs regularly at Rich Mix, at Festivals and other events, and takes part in projects with the parent Grand Union Orchestra and GU Voices.

For more information: nadia@grandunion.org.uk or visit the GUYO website here

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Grand Union Youth Orchestra Masterclass

The unique Grand Union Youth Orchestra (GUYO), London’s pioneering world music and jazz youth ensemble, brings together young musicians aged 12 – 26 who wish to explore the world’s major musical cultures. Players of non-Western instruments are particularly welcome.

Join GUYO, no auditions, FREE OF CHARGE, and:

  • Take part in regular high-profile performances
  • Work alongside leading professional musicians
  • Learn about world music, first hand, from experts
  • Discover new instruments and develop improvisation skills
  • Meet and create with like-minded young musicians

This months masterclass will be in Indian classical music and Bengali folk song, led by tabla maestro Yousuf Ali Khan, combined with jazz and other world music styles. Some GUYO members will then be invited to take part in that afternoon’s performance of Bengal to Bethnal Green, which follows (4.00pm-5.15pm).

Where? 

Rich Mix, 35-47 Bethnal Green Road, London E1 6LA

GUYO masterclasses or workshops take place at Rich Mix, generally on the first Sunday in each month. GUYO also performs regularly at Rich Mix, at Festivals and other events, and takes part in projects with the parent Grand Union Orchestra and GU Voices.

For more information: nadia@grandunion.org.uk or visit the GUYO website here

 

 

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