Jazz initiative engages young people in North Yorkshire

Thirsk based arts charity Rural Arts and jazz vocalist Lindsay Hannon will give young people in Redcar and East Cleveland real live opportunities.

Thirsk based arts charity Rural Arts have invited jazz vocalist Lindsay Hannon to work with young people aged 11-18 in Redcar and East Cleveland. They’ll be creating a musical performance that will be the opening act for Lindsay’s four nights of shows in North Yorkshire in November.

This innovative idea is part of the charity’s #CREATEtour project which has been running since 2012. “Running the #CREATEtour at Tuned In! is one of our favourite things that we do here at Rural Arts” said Sophie Backhouse, the projects organiser. “Being able to work with Lindsay, a brilliant professional singer, is an amazing opportunity for them and we are really excited to see what is created!”

The Lindsay Hannon Plus recently released their debut album ‘The Spy,’ a mixture of covers and original songs, rooted in the improvisational traditions of jazz, from raucous barrel house blues to thoughtful, spacious ballads.

  • Tuned In! Redcar - November 4, 7:00pm. 
  • Pickering Memorial Hall - November 5, 7.30pm
  • Burniston and Cloughton Village Hall - November 6, 7.30pm
  • The Courthouse, Thirsk - November 7, 7:30pm.

Learn more about this initiative at www.ruralarts.org or follow on Twitter @RuralArts

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