Creating a fair working environment for musicians we work with is something we are passionate about; as such have built a close partnership with Musicians’ Union with the joint focus of ensuring those working within the music industry have fulfilling and sustainable careers.

Musicians’ Union work with artists of all genres, so building exposure for their work amongst as broad a range of audiences as possible is key. As the UK’s largest celebration of jazz, EFG London Jazz Festival provides the perfect stage to shine a light on Musicians’ Union in front of a jazz-focused audience.

Building on involvement in 2016’s Festival, 2017 saw Musicians’ Union involved in our dedicated day of industry-focused activity. Musicians’ Union delivered a panel discussion focusing on the very real needs of Musicians’ Union’s members and those working in the music industry. The session explored issues that navigating the music industry as a live performer can throw up, aiming to address them by providing the dos and don’ts of working as a live jazz musician, illuminating key factors in successfully approaching the live sector, the work of touring musicians and building strong relationships with promoters.

Key activity involving industry partners including Musicians’ Union will form a growing cornerstone of future Festivals, and our new industry-focused day, JazzWorks.