|Lleuewen Steffan, Photo credit: Steph Carioù|
The artists who will perfrom at this year’s Made in UK Prograame (*) at the XRIJF Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival in upstate NY, USA, which takes place from June 24 – July 2nd have just been anounced. Many of the groups will also go on to perform on the Canadian jazz festival circuit.
All performances take place at Christ Church in Rochester.
Friday June 24th – LORNA REID
Saturday June 25th – PHIL ROBSON TRIO
Sunday June 26th – ALEXANDER HAWKINS GROUP
Monday June 27th – GWYNETH HERBERT
Tuesday June 28th – CHRISTINE TOBIN
Wednesday June 29th – MAMMAL HANDS
Thursday June 30th – LLEUWEN STEFFAN
Friday July 1st – MATTHEW HALSALL & THE GONDWANA ORCHESTRA
Saturday July 2nd – OLI ROCKBERGER
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(*) Made in the UK programme us produced by ESIP with support from Creative Scotland, Welsh Arts International & PRSF)
No Northern Ireland bands once again, a startling deficiency in the programme's reach. Is it just a funding issue, as the scheme could conceivably labour under a misnomer (and operates only locally within England, Scotland and Wales); or is it an understandable lack of knowledge and awareness of the burgeoning new NI scene? Perhaps the scene there needs to reach out to the organisers to get to the front of the bus more otherwise familiar names from elsewhere geographically will continue to be selected year in year out and the initiative will be more static than its biggest fans can even allow for.
John Elson of ESIP has responded:
We endeavour each year to reflect the music created in each country that makes up the UK. We have selected from Northern Ireland in the past and they received funding, however, they failed to follow the USA visa approval procedure and unfortunately had to withdraw.
Please let me have any interest/suggestions for 2017 by end of September 2016.john (at) esip.co.uk