Innovative and inclusive music and arts in Cumbria and NE

BlueJam Arts is an innovative community music and arts organisation based in Penrith, Cumbria.

We run a full programme of inclusive creative workshops, training, and professional and community performance activities and events – everything from 121 music lessons, a children’s orchestra and jazz jams to gamelan groups, painting sessions and gigs (and most things in between!).

Our specialism is improvisation, which we pursue through jazz workshops and performances, and also use as a discipline to inform the way we deliver the programmes and structure groups. We initiate and collaborate on music, film, performance and digital art-centred work, which we deliver through sessions in the community, in schools and at our Art Space.

Do get in touch if you’d like to hear more about our work and how you can get involved.

Latest News…

  • Eternal Triangle Gig
    Eternal Triangle play the music of Trevor Watts, compositions originally inspired by rhythmic structures from Africa and South America as well as jazz and European musical forms.  Trevor Watts has been on the scene since the early 60’s and has…
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  • Folk Of The Round Table Reunion Gig
    Join us at BlueJam Arts Space for a fantastic opportunity to hear three consummate singer songwriters from Texas, Glastonbury and Hexham.  “Folk of the Round Table” is a weekly online session hosted by Penny Grennan bringing musicians together during the pandemic. Friendships have…
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  • Jilly Jarman & John Chambers double bill
    EVAN in association with BlueJam presents… John Chambers & Jilly Jarman at Penrith Town Hall, Fri 24 Feb. Doors open 7pm. Expect a fairly laid-back set of ballads & blues with a couple of funky numbers to quicken the pulse….
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  • Penrith Jazz Jam
    Next one is Sunday 30th April. £5 on the door. Our sessions are now confirmed as the last Sunday in the month. Do join us if you play jazz or if you’d like to come and listen. It’s getting better…
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