As the music scene constantly evolves and fluctuates, changing with ‘the times', with the way we consume music and with the tsunami-like growth of the digital world, ‘live’ music is struggling to keep it’s head above the water. Pair this with the constant increase to rent for venues and its is quite a miracle that there is anyone still considering a career down this treacherous path. Yet, there is nothing better the being at a live gig, feeling the love and appreciation in one room between like-minded strangers and being able to say, ‘I was there’.
Over the last few years the live music scene in Cardiff has had its fair share of ups and downs and there’s no set in 2019 either. New venues and nights have opened up, whilst others have faded into the history books. This has had an atttrional effect on many musicians, bands, genres, and promoters across the capital, especially the ever-growing jazz scene.
Thus Echo Music was born.
Echo Music is a jazz brand. It was established as a go-to hub for the local jazz audience in Cardiff, serving also as a link to the wider UK jazz community. Through website and social media-based promotion, it aims to nurture the existing scene and organise many more opportunities for the local community.
Through the use of an online blog, it is here to bring you the best gig reviews, artist interviews and articles about the local jazz scene and the global jazz news.
There is a huge world of incredible artists out there. Many are renowned and revered as true musical geniuses, inspiring audiences wherever they go. We intend to forge new relationships and build upon old ones, with the goal of bringing these musicians to Cardiff for concerts and workshops.
To many, jazz is a style of music associated with the past.
Yet born in the 20th Century, it is still relatively young.
The artistic creativity and core values within jazz are extremely relevant in society today. One of the most attractive aspects of jazz is social nature of the music. It celebrates diversity, communication and community.
Sharing knowledge with the next generation of musicians is a huge part of any artists career, whether through one-to-one teaching, workshops or just passing down stories. With this is mind, Echo have begun to develop a series of workshops and teaching methods to provide those who are willing with the skills to take there playing to the next level.
The only way live music can survive is with input from all aspects of the scene. We are open to all suggestions from fans, musicians and anyone who feels they could contribute to the development of the website, the local jazz scene and beyond.
As always, a big thank you to all you fans of jazz, live music and live entertainment. Your continued support of local artists helps many of them realise their dreams, develop new projects and bring to you a never-ending source of new music and entertainment.
As a company we are at the beginning of our journey and are extremely excited at what the future holds. With many more events and plans soon to be announced, we look forward to sharing our vision for the future of jazz in Cardiff with you.