Future Talent Charity and Youthsayers Workshop and Concert

In November 2019 we ran a workshop with a combined group of young musicians from the excellent Future Talent Charity and Youthsayers . Future Talent assist talented young musicians from all over the UK by providing excellent learning and performing opportunities. The charity aims to help young people who show musical talent whose financial situation is a potential barrier to their development. It was great for young musicians from Youthsayers to work with Future Talent and share there musical experience with other young people. We performed a concert at St Georges Church , Hanover Sq to showcase the work. Thanks to Holly Harman for setting the project up and logistical support.

Youthsayers play Homecoming with Endurance Steel Orchestra Dec 21st 2019

On 21st Dec Youthsayers will be performing the amazing Homecoming by Beyonce with an amazing new partner organisation , Endurance Steel Orchestra. We will showcasing what we have been learning with master pan player Marlon Hibbert, band leader from Endurance. The event is at Stanley Halls South Norwood https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/whats-on/12-south-norwood-hill/stanley-halls/endurance-steel-orchestra-presents-homecoming/e-mxkopk we are grateful to Arts Council England and Ronnie Scotts Charitable Foundation for financial assistance to make this project happen.

EFG London Jazz Festival Nov 24th 2019 with Jason Yarde

EFG London Jazz Festival with special guest Jason Yarde - Sunday 24th November 6pm Clore Ballroom

We are pleased to announce Youthsayers will be performing at EFG London Jazz Festival on 24th November 2019.

Royal Festival Hall Clore Ballroom onstage 6pm - 7 pm,

Our performance will feature a new collaboration between Youthsayers and jazz saxophonist and composer Jason Yarde.
We have been working with Jason this autumn and are excited and proud to present the music we have been creating. The piece embraces elements of structured free playing , groove and jazz harmony.

This performance follows on from our participation in Music For Youth Proms at The RoyalAlbert Hall and Spirit of London Award Nominations at City Hall that both took place in November 2019.
To end the year we will be working with Endurance Steel Pan Orchestra from a jazz performance of Beyonce’s Homecoming on Dec 21st at Stanley Halls , South Norwood.

We have been able to deliver this project due to funding from Ronnie Scotts Charitable Foundation and The Arts Council England .

Performing at Music For Youth Proms at Royal Albert Hall Nov 2019

National Music For Youth Festival Proms at The Royal Albert Hall November 2019

We had a great time performing at Music For Youth Proms at The Royal Albert Hall , London on 12th November 2019. We were part of a line up selected from across the UK and were one of the only London based projects. Other bands came from Gateshead , Bridgend, Rastrick and Oxfordshire, It was a unforgettable experience performing to a huge audience in a world famous venue.