Innovative and inclusive music and arts in Cumbria and NE


BlueJam 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 ensembles for young people to jazz training for adults, whole school singing projects and live streamed 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…

  • EP Launch: Music From The Wild creators
    Join BlueJam Arts and our 6 ‘Music From The Wild’ up-and-coming artists for a celebratory EP launch event at The Source Collective, Carlisle on 26th November (7:30pm). Come and hear live performances of some brilliant new music created by the…
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  • Penrith Jazz Jam
    Sunday 18th September 1-4pm at BlueJam Arts Space CA11 7XR. £6 on the door. All welcome. Get in touch if you would like to: play in the rhythm section; sing or play a number (do you have charts? If not…
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  • Family Outdoor Fun Events
    We’re at Melmerby on Wednesday August 10th and Lazonby on Thursday 11th for these FREE family events. We had a great time at Talkin Tarn with our outdoor music-making tent – looking forward to more!
    Really sorry, no Jazz session tonight Weds 13 April due to COVID – watch this space for news about future sessions and changed time to 5.30pm