The original charts were commissioned by Jo McCallum and Music For Life in 2012 as part of an Arts Council funded project to bring original music by contemporary composers to the Cheshire Youth Music For Life Big Band, based in Cheshire. The band toured the commissioned music throughout the North West, performing alongside exceptional guest guitarist, Mike Walker. The commissioned music is now available to any big band, nationwide, with the aim of giving as many young musicians as possible the opportunity to play this fantastic commissioned music. Read feedback from those involved in the project here.

Clips from our live album are now online - hear extracts from the commissioned pieces here.

See some photos from our sectional rehearsal day with Mike, Iain and Dennis and read reviews of our Manchester Jazz Festival gig here.

If your jazz orchestra would like to perform the commissioned music, please contact Jo for more information. Thank you.