Neil Cowley To Return for Nerve Centre's Music Hothouse at City of Derry Jazz Festival

Neil Cowley To Return for Nerve Centre's Music Hothouse at City of Derry Jazz Festival

Jazz pianist and 2013’s City of Culture Musician in Residence Neil Cowley is set to return to this year’s City of Derry Jazz & Big Band Festival as part of the Nerve Centre’s Music Hothouse.

Supported by Music City 2014, the Hothouse gives young people the chance to get involved in a unique 5 day programme of intense jamming and mentoring which includes a musicianship workshop by ambassador for the city Neil Cowley.

The Hothouse culminates in a showcase performance by the participants on stage in the Craft Village during the festival. If you are aged 11-16 you can register your interest in the Hothouse via m.coyle@nervecentre.org.

The City of Derry Jazz Festival 2014 takes place from May 1 – 5 across over 60 venues involving over 200 musicians and will see festival favourites such as the Jive Aces, Carmen Ghia and Greggi G return, whilst introducing some exciting new acts such as renowned English folk singer Kate Rusby who is appearing at the Millennium Forum.

Full details of the festival will be announced in early April, for more information go to www.cityofderryjazzfestival.com.

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