Youth Jazz Commission 2019 (Video)
Open to all artists under the age of 25 at the time of the festival.

Please read the guidance notes before sending us a short video:

The Youth Jazz Commission is an opportunity to kick start new projects, create new bands and receive tailored artist development support. It is open to all emerging & early-career artists and composers under the age of 25.

Your project will be supported at every stage, not just funded. With a dedicated producer working with you, we aim to make sure you have all the tools and support you need to not just deliver a standout premier at Lancaster Jazz Festival 2019 but that it can be used a springboard into the next stage of your career.

Using the form below please send us a link to where we can watch a short video of you answering these questions. Do not worry about film quality, or having any music in the video, using your phone camera is absolutely fine.
1. Your name
2. What is your idea/project? (please tell us what you would like to do)
3. What experience do you have? (Have you written new works before? Do you gig regularly? Are you a student at a music college or are you self-taught? Do you play in a band? etc)
4. Roughly, what do you expect the lineup to be?
5. Is there anything else you’d like us to know?

A quick note: We don’t have a limitless budget for our Youth Jazz Commission. As much as we’d like to, we simply can’t afford to award it to a 30 piece orchestral work complete with pyrotechnics. Ideas don’t have to be groundbreaking and massive, but should be original, realistic and exciting. For example, our 2015 commission went to harpist Calum MacLeod who wanted to work with Gaelic song and effects in a trio format. He performed a beautiful set at the festival that was unlike anything we had ever heard.

We aim to be in touch with everyone who has applied by the end of May. If you have any questions, have any difficulties, or require this form in another format, then please email

Many thanks and we look forward to hearing from you,
The Lancaster Jazz Festival Team

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