AUG 00] COVENTRY AND WARWICKSHIRE PROMOTIONS NEWS
Jazz In Strange Places Wins Arts Cash
Jazz Festival has received a major cash boost, after winning a
grant from West Midlands Arts for an imaginative approach to the
the first time that an event in the city organised by Coventry
and Warwickshire Promotions has been given money by the body.
use of buildings such as Holy Trinity church and St Maryís
appealed to the Arts Board, as did the breadth of the programme
over the course of the five-day festival, which starts on 24
the use of the Belgrade Theatre for some of the bigger concerts,
such as legend McCoy Tyner was also applauded.
£8,000 award was also made because of the educational content
of free workshops, which are being held to encourage young
musicians to develop an interest and skills in jazz.
Midlands Arts Music Officer Val Birchall said:
award compliments principal sponsorship from Marconi and support
from Jaguar and Pizza Express.
Midlands Arts welcomes this initiative to target more young
people to attend the festival and was particularly interested
in the strategy of using venues which do not normally host
arts events in this context".
ticket and booking information contact the Coventry Tourist
Information Centre at Bayley Lane, Coventry 024 7683 2303 /2304.