Innovative Jazz Scholars Programme takes Yamaha to Parliament
Launched in 2007, the annual Yamaha Jazz Scholars scheme is the UK’s most prominent jazz education programme. This success is due to influential partnerships with Jazzwise, Europe’s most popular jazz magazine, Jazz Services, the leading national jazz organisation in the UK, and the powerful All-Party Parliamentary Jazz Appreciation group, which champions jazz and music education in general within the British Parliament.
Michael Connarty MP, Co-Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Jazz Appreciation Group states:
“Yamaha have added another dimension to the Parliamentary Jazz Group’s efforts to promote jazz. Their wonderful Yamaha Jazz Scholarships have developed our events from appreciation and enjoyment of jazz into the active encouragement of jazz education. I know the showcase CD of the young talents we enjoy at our ‘live’ Yamaha Jazz Scholarship concerts in Parliament will open peoples’ ears to the high quality of jazz music being created in the UK.
Yamaha gets my vote – of thanks!”