“There are few organisations with such a specific commitment to encouraging and performing new music…” Classical Music Magazine
JAM is above all a creative, dynamic, forward-thinking organisation, formed with one purpose in mind. Since 2000 we have existed purely to nurture, commission, perform and promote new music in the UK.
Mealor headlines concert of new music – March 20th St. Bride’s, Fleet Street
Following sell-out performances in England, Scotland and Wales last year The Farthest Shore, Mealor’s moving & spectacular 40-minute oratorio, returns to London with music by Phillip Cooke, Michael Bonaventure, William Cole, Will Handysides, Daniel Saleeb & Benjamin Woodgate.
Giles Swayne commissioned for 2014
After many years of admiring Giles Swayne‘s music, JAM has commissioned him to set Edward Lear’s wonderful The Courtship of the Yonghy-Bonghy-Bo. The piece for choir, brass, organ, children & 2 soli will be premiered in May 2014, as part of the St Davids Cathedral Music Festival, with further performances in London & Kent, in July.
The Times ****
Evening Standard ****
Call for Music
Every year JAM puts out a Call for Music, for which anyone, of any age, status or creed can submit. From these, JAM creates an exciting, whirlwind series of concerts to tour the UK, showcasing new composers. The tour is performed by highly skilled professional and amateur musicians.
JAM has enabled and performed over sixty new works since 2000, regularly working with world-class performers including the BBC Singers, Nicholas Cleobury, Stephen Layton, Onyx Brass and many others. Established Composers commissioned by JAM include: Judith Bingham, Phillip Cashian, Jonathan Dove, Adam Gorb, Gabriel Jackson, Steve Martland, John McCabe, Paul Mealor, Tarik O’Regan, Paul Patterson,Julian Phillips and many more. For 2014we have commissioned two major new pieces from Giles Swayne – for choir, brass & organ – and Judith Bingham – an oboe concerto.
Time Out voted JAM’s March 2010 concert in the Best Five Concerts in London in 2010!!
“… this sublime music…” ***** The Herald
“… an enlightening concert…” **** The Scotsman
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