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Live Music Now brings all that jazz to Oakgrove Integrated Primary School

11 April 2017

Leading music charity Live Music Now this week performed for three groups of 150 children at Oakgrove Integrated Primary School in the Waterside as part of a mammoth outreach programme to over 4,000 local schoolchildren to promote this year's City of Derry Jazz and Big Band Festival.

Delivering half hour interactive sessions of Jazz music, with acclaimed local singer Victoria Geelan and pianist Neil Burns, the initiative has been commissioned by Derry City and Strabane District Council and aims to introduce youngsters to the genre and encourage them to make their own music.

The Live Music Now group was formed in 1977 by renowned violinist Yehudi Menuhin to nurture young musicians and bring the joy of live music to new audiences.

The scheme is hosting over 30 sessions at 16 Primary Schools in the Derry area in the run up to the City of Derry Jazz and Big Band Festival which will feature five days of live music throughout the City and District from 27th April to 1st May.

The packed lineup will be headlined by household names Imelda May and Hot Chocolate and will be complimented by a number of workshops and education programmes that aim to bring Jazz to the community.

For all the latest news and event updates check out City of Derry Jazz Festival on Facebook, or follow the Twitter page @derryjazzfest.

The full programme is available online at www.cityofderryjazzfestival.com.

For details on any remaining accommodation deals during the Jazz Festival contact www.visitderry.com.