The Creative UK Group (Creative Industries Federation and Creative England) have appointed a new UK Council. This will help to shape the Group's priorities, policy positions and amplify the voice of their 10,000-strong membership, representing creative organisations, businesses and educational institutions from across the UK.
Jack is delighted to be joining this UK Council, to help amplify the voice of young creatives, the radio and the classical industries.
Jack's latest article for world-leading classical music magazine, Gramophone, has been published.
'Blurred Lines' is a curated playlist, celebrating familiar artists in unexpected repertoire.
Following a bumper month of guests in August (Mamma Mia! creator Judy Craymer, star concert pianist Alice Sara Ott, 14-year-old violinist Leia Zhu, Wicked and The Prince of Egypt producer Michael McCabe, and singers Sophie Evans and Lauren Samuels), the Saturday Culture Bunker will continue to go behind-the-scenes in the arts.
Guests in September include Grammy Award-winning composer, conductor and arranger Jules Buckley; conductor Lidiya Yankovskaya, who set up the Refugee Orchestra Project; and 3-time TONY Award-winning musical theatre legend Jason Robert Brown.
Showing his support for the UK travel and hospitality industry, Jack has contributed an exclusive preview of a new stage project to the London Music Escapes Festival, organised by the London Tourism Cooperative (LTC). Jack's song, 'One More Second Chance', was recorded at the Scala Radio/Bauer Media studios with Jack on piano and vocals, and published on the LTC's Facebook page on Friday 23rd July: https://fb.watch/6WoIo0lcCr/
It is now also available on YouTube:
Jack has joined a new initiative launched by the world-leading Glyndebourne Opera Festival, becoming a member of a new strategic think tank called the Creative Conspirators.
Jack was delighted to be part of the panel for the Final of the 2021 ORA Singers Composer Competition. He joined a jury chaired by Gareth Malone, alongside conductor Natalie Murray Beale and composer Donna McKevitt.
You can watch the Final on YouTube:
Jack has been announced as the headliner of the new London music festival, 'Music Escapes 2021', billed as the Capital's answer to Glastonbury. The Festival includes performances at multiple major London landmarks, including St Paul's Cathedral, Southbank Centre, Barbican and the Hard Rock Cafe; other artists involved include Beverley Knight and Erin Bowman. Jack's newly-recorded song will be released later in the summer.
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