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Joe Montague checks out a gig as part of Jazz Yorkshire’s Futures Scheme at Wakefield Jazz Club

Silence. The band gets comfortable on stage while the audience sits expectantly. These are fresh faces to the circuit, just out of college and making their first impressions on a seasoned jazz crowd.

This gig is a double header, introducing the future jazz talent as seen by Jazz Yorkshire’s Futures Scheme. Now in its second year the Futures Scheme gives young musicians a leg up into the industry by providing funding which affords them time to compose, fine-tune their skills and get a band up and running.

First to take the stage is tenor saxophonist Matt Anderson and…

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