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…

  • 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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  • Summer 2021 – Classes
    Our building is now opening for teaching and rehearsals and we’re still doing lots of activities online! New players and singers are always welcome to join us – contact us to learn more. Here’s our programme of regular classes: Mondays…
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  • Highlighting Eden – Virtual Choir
    This Spring we’re working with Highlights to put together a virtual choir as part of Highlighting Eden (funded by Eden District Council). Jilly Jarman is working with local people to write an Anthem for Spring, which will then be performed…
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