Year of Percussion

Jackdaws is proud to present:

The Year of Percussion
with Joby Burgess

Joby Burgess

“An awesome job! Music is vital for students’ social, emotional, academic and cultural development. We need more projects like this!”

One of Britain’s most diverse percussionists, Joby, is best known for his virtuosic performances, daring collaborations, extensive education work, and regularly appears throughout Europe, the USA and beyond. www.jobyburgess.com

Following the triumphant finales of The Year of The String Quartet with the Carducci Quartet and The Year of Guitar with Eden Stell Guitar Duo, which engaged over 6000 children and young people in Somerset in high quality music making, Jackdaws is delighted to present the third instalment in this three year project – The Year of Percussion.

”To hear so many young musicians playing together, inspired by the fabulous Eden Stell Duo, was truly magnificent. Thank you Jackdaws for yet another inspirational musical extravaganza.”

– Jean Hopegood, Headteacher at Selwood Academy, Frome

Each school will receive a visit from inspirational percussionist Joby Burgess and receive a whole school workshop/performance as well as a workshop for a group of players from the school (Players of percussion and other instruments can be involved – min of 10, max of 30 from each school). The players will then take part in the celebrated Finale Concert playing alongside Joby in the Cheese & Grain in Frome.

This is a once in a lifetime opportunity for everyone; something they will remember forever.

Workshops will take place in March 2015 and the finale performance will take place on 10 June 2015 in the renowned Cheese & Grain, Frome.

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“Jackdaws, once again what a fabulous opportunity for all our youngsters to come together and make music with the fabulous Eden Stell. We thoroughly enjoyed the experience which was well organised from start to finish.”                         – Claire Parsons, Head of Performing Arts, Oakfield Academy

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