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The 606 Club began 37 years ago as a neighbourhood gathering place where musicians, no matter their age or credentials, could play together and find common ground based upon their shared love of music.

The world has changed and the Club has grown, but Steve Rubie, the owner of the 606, has continued his commitment to creating a supportive environment for ideas and talent to emerge just as he did in the early days of the Six.

This is particularly important when many young players come from conservatoires and the tradition of "learning on the bandstand" through touring and dues-paying at local clubs is no longer the norm.

Musicians including Jamie Cullum, Jason Rebello, Gwilym Simcock, Kit Downes and many other of the UK's best-known and acclaimed jazz artists played gigs at the 606 during the early stages of their careers.

The 606 Club's partnerships with organisations including the Royal Academy of Music and Yamaha UK help the Club to continue to provide these opportunities. We thank them for joining with us and we hope you will join us too by coming to see one of these fine performances soon!


Yamaha Jazz Scholars 606 Club Chelsea Jazzwise Magazine
Wednesday 4 December | 8:00pm


CD Launch & performance by the 2013 Yamaha Jazz Scholars

Each guest at this event will receive a complimentary glass of house wine or beer, thanks to event sponsors the PPL!

In 2008 an initiative involving Yamaha UK in partnership with Classic FM, Jazzwise magazine and the All-Party Parliamentary Jazz Appreciation Group resulted in an acclaimed scholarship programme that offers financial support with performance and recording opportunities to a new generation of young jazz musicians. Seven of the major Music Colleges choose one performer to participate in this scheme, and the seven successful musicians get to record their own groups to be presented on a brand new CD. It is this CD, the “YAMAHA NEW JAZZ SESSIONS”, that we are launching tonight. Leading their own groups, five of the scholars, Angus Milne (bass), Dave Ingamell (drums), Elliott Galvin (piano), Lloyd Haines (drums) and Peter Johnston (piano) will perform a mix of original material and classic jazz standards in a programme that promises to be both innovative and exciting (sadly, two of the scholars - Sam Miles and Alex Woods - are away & can’t be present).

The CD itself, incidentally, will be cover-mounted on the December/January issue of Jazzwise magazine, who are supporting this initiative and have kindly donated some free copies for the evening. This is a unique gig and a wonderful opportunity to catch up on the next generation of young players – and expect some surprise guests along the way as well!

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About the Yamaha Jazz Scholars Programme: Since 2007 the Yamaha Jazz Scholars programme has awarded scholarships to 39 graduating students from the UK's leading conservatoires and universities and provided recording opportunities for over 125 young musicians. Former Yamaha Jazz Scholars have gone on to enjoy successful professional careers, most notably Kit Downes and Callum Gourlay.

The programme is supposted by Jazzwise, the All-Party Parliamentary Jazz Appreciation Group, PPL, and 606 Club.

read more about the 2013 Jazz Scholars here.

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