Innovative and inclusive music and arts in Cumbria and NE


JILLY ONLINE JAZZ | SAMBA BANDS
CHILDREN’S ORCHESTRA
LAND/SCAPE
| GAMELAN
SCHOOLS | EVENTS
YOUTUBE | BLEEPJAM

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…

  • SPRING TERM CLASSES 2022
    Jilly Online Jazz starts Mon 3rd Jan 7.40pm BJamba 2 starts Tues 4th Jan 5.30-6.30pm CHORCH starts Sat 8th Jan 10.30am-12noon BlueJam Folk starts Weds 12th Jan 7.30pm BJamba2 HORNS – NEW! starts Tues 18th Jan 5.30-6.30pm BlueJam Jazz –…
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  • GRANT OPPORTUNITY
    We have 2 micro grants and 2 commissions available for four 18-25 year olds living in Cumbria who would like to develop their music career and/or record their first EP. This is supported by the Youth Music Incubator Fund. You…
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  • Autumn ’21 at BlueJam
    I hope you have had a lovely summer break. We’ve just got back from the BRILLIANT Solfest, where BlueJam Youth Jazz smashed it playing the Main Stage and our samba band BJamba entertained excited crowds around the festival (and our…
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  • What’s On This Summer?
    Term is coming to a gentle end at BlueJam, with many of our classes and workshops pausing for a break over the summer holidays. We’re excited that over the summer BJYJE (BlueJam Youth Jazz Ensemble) will be playing at Solfest…
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