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for Live Music Now. Photo Credit: Elisabeth Blanchet
Live Music Now, with a 30 year history, and the largest provider of live music to the UK’s welfare, educational, justice and health sectors, is auditioning to recruit musicians for its London branch. Live Music Now supports musicians at the outset of their careers. The application deadline is 12 January. Auditions will be held on 23 and 24 February.
Assistant Director Ann Marie Boyle says: “We warmly welcome musicians from ALL genres to apply.”
Guitarist Maciek Pysz writes
“LMN provides me with paid performances opportunities, and I play for people living in challenging circumstances – older people, children with special needs.
I have been working with LMN for 6 months now, and I would recommend it to anyone who wants to grow as a musician and who wants to share their music with people who really need it. I have learnt a great deal about approaching different audiences – it’s a new situation every time and you have to be prepared to be creative and able to come up with new ideas very quickly! Establishing a good rapport with the audience and communication are key to making those concerts successful.
I have found these audiences very receptive to jazz, a lot of them are familiar with the older jazz standards repertoire. They also very much enjoy interacting with us and respond enthusiastically to improvisations. Many members of the audience have come up to us and said we made their day or made them feel better and this is really rewarding! I think Live Music Now does a fantastic job.”
For more details go to the LMN website or contact annmarie.boyle [at] livemusicnow.org
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