John Stevenson

About Author John Stevenson

John Stevenson, The Keffi Scribe, is a father, husband and lover of art and culture, with a fascination for jazz. John has over 25 years experience in corporate communications, eight of which have been spent in UK higher education. He has also been a print and broadcast journalist in Barbados and the UK.

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Nu Civilisation Orchestra presents: Duke Ellington’s The Queen’s Suite

By John Stevenson As part of Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations, Tomorrow’s Warriors will be offering the acclaimed Nu Civilisation Orchestra who will present Duke Ellington’s The Queen’s Suite at Queen Elizabeth Hall on Friday 3 June. The evening will see Nu Civilisation Orchestra (NCO) perform a showstopping selection of Duke Ellington’s compositions, …

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Calling the next generation of diverse industry leaders: 5th round of Richard Antwi Scholarship opens

Scholarship’s industry champions Alec Boateng and Taponeswa Mavunga support with a call to signup to Open Day The Richard Antwi Scholarship has announced it has opened for its 5th round, accepting applications from future music industry leaders from Black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds with the drive, passion and commitment to make a contribution, and …

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US National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the UK Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) jointly fund Digital Archiving Jazz Project

By John Stevenson Funded by a joint grant from the UK Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) and the US National Endowment for Humanities (NEH), Senior Lecturer at City, University of London Dr Tillman Weyde, is the UK lead on a project to develop AI for music information retrieval tools and …

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UK’s Tomorrow’s Warriors launches #IAMWARRIOR annual appeal to raise £100k to keep its Jazz learning programme free

By John Stevenson With the aim to raise £100,000, the #IAMWARRIOR2020 appeal will be matched with funds from a range of trusts and foundations.    Tomorrow’s Warriors needs the generous help of donations to keep its acclaimed Learning Programme free for the next generation of UK Jazz musicians, and keep it accessible across cultural divides and barriers, thus contributing …

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La Linea London Latin Music Festival to spice up UK capital from April 15th to May 4th 2020

By John Stevenson La Linea – The London Latin Music Festival – held from April 15th to May 4th – will be once again celebrating new and daring sounds from across the diverse and increasingly popular Latin music world. Joining Bebel Gilberto, Juana Molina, Tino Contreras, Sara Correia, Melingo, Lina_ Raül Refree and Weyler: Maradona in Mexico for La Linea 20 is the global premiere of Mestizo – a …

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OneFest and Shabaka Hutchings announce ‘twin city’ festivals in London & Sheffield in March 2020

By John Stevenson, London AR Stash correspondent Leading British jazz saxophonist Shabaka Hutchings has joined forces with non-profit talent development organisation OneFest to do battle with the notion of an English ‘North-South divide’, by bringing together the cream of British jazz across generations in Sheffield, Yorkshire on 7th March, and …

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