Focus on Youth In Jazz: The Birmingham Jazz Orchestra


Concscia Jazz & The Ent Shed Present The Birmingham Jazz Orchestra

In continuing the Jazz&Jazz quest to feature our younger generation of jazz musicians and bands, huge thanks go to Tom Syson for hosting the immensely talented Birmingham Jazz Orchestra – founded as recently as September, 2014 – at The Ent Shed in Bedford on Thursday, 6th August this year. 

Whether you are into Traditional Jazz, New Orleans Revivalist Jazz or Mainstream, these young musos are to be admired for their enthusiasm and encouraged for the reassurance they give for the future of jazz.

The original Thelonious Monk “Think of One”

The Orchestra also aims to showcase the composing and improvising talents of young musicians from the Birmingham scene and beyond. The following two YouTubes are compositions by Band Leader and trumpeter Sean Gibbs from their upcoming album release, “Burns”, available at:

The following YouTube was filmed by Sean himself who comments “Here’s a video of ‘Tam O’Shanter’ from the Ent Shed gig. I think it was the best tune of the night”

Discover more about this talented group of young musicians at Birmingham Jazz Orchestra Live at The Ent Shed. Tom Syson, himself an enterprising young jazz enthusiast and musician, is to be admired for his vision in promoting jazz, and for launching Bedford based CONSCIA JAZZ.

Peter M Butler
Editor & Proprietor Jazz&Jazz

(Photos & YouTubes © Peter M Butler, Jazz&Jazz)

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