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Talent Development

Serious is committed to providing talent development opportunities that enable young and emerging artists to reach their full potential. We have devised and developed a suite of initiatives for emerging creative composer-performers, which enable selected artists to take time out to develop their music, build their careers and get their music out into the world.

Seriously Talented draws together Serious’ talent development programmes which, for over a decade, have supported a wide range of artists working in jazz, improvised and related music's with our most prominent being Take Five, our nationwide programme for emerging jazz musicians.

Serious is grateful to the organisations and individuals who support Seriously Talented, without whom these programmes would not be possible. To find out more about supporting Seriously Talented artists and our charity Serious Trust, click here.

Take Five

Take Five is an annual talent development programme for emerging jazz and improvising musicians/composers produced by Serious, and funded by the PRS Foundation, Help Musicians, Arts Council England, and Serious Trust.

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Serious Alumni

Over the year's we've had a suite of talent development programmes, taking artists from a crucial place in their early careers, offering practical advice and guidance on how to develop their craft, build their careers and get their music out into the world.

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