The World Heart Beat Music Academy, a charity based in Wandsworth giving musical opportunities to children, and founded by Sahana Gero in 2012, is having a fundraiser at the 606 on Monday 4th July.
A key point about the Academy is the inclusiveness of its organisation. It coaches music form all over the world, and it gives access to under-privileged families: “Regardless of background or ability…every child has access to the best musicians and top industry professionals in this extraordinary music academy.” wrote Michael Csanyi-Wills, composer in residence at the Welsh Sinfonia.
On July 4th there will be a set from the students at the Academy, directed by Trevor Watkis. The headliners playing a set will be the Julian Joseph Trio. There is likely to be a Brazilian theme, in celebration of the Olympics.
Steve Rubie says about the Academy: “World Heart Beat is not just important to the musical life of London – it’s essential.”
Quoting the blurb: “All entry fees to the 606 Club from this event will go towards funding the World Heart Beat jazz programme, giving young people the opportunity to learn from the artists at the forefront of British jazz.”