Jazz Services Ltd recently announced the appointment of Heulwen Phillips as Project Director. She comes to JSL with a wealth of expertise from across the arts sector, including strategic planning, organisational management, fundraising, marketing and more.
Speaking of her appointment, she said, “Having followed Jazz Services’ work closely for several years, I’m very excited to be given the chance to help develop its future. I firmly believe there is huge potential for this organisation to continue offering support and services that will be of huge benefit to the jazz community, and indeed the wider arts scene.”
Jazz Services regular activities, including their funding programme for musicians and promoters, will be suspended from April onwards while the restructuring process takes place, and no funding schemes will be offered before the organisation re-launches later in 2015.
The renewed organisation’s activities will centre on artist and audience development, and as such JSL greatly anticipates being able to offer some exciting new prospects for supporting UK jazz professionals in the near future.
Members of NorvolJazz met with Heulwen on 19th March in Leeds as part of her visits to meet jazz and arts organisations in the North. Norvoljazz made the case for supporting and strengthening the voluntary promoters that are the backbone of the jazz scene in the North of England. We are hoping that at least one joint project, relating to the development of new jazz venues, will emerge from future joint working between Norvol Jazz and the new Jazz Services