Saturday 28th October
If you wish to donate your instrument, please bring it to the club this afternoon. Please note, we mainly accept instrument in good condition or with very little repairs. Thanks!
Following the enormous success of 2015’s inaugural Amnesty (SEE HERE), we are once again opening our doors to collect unused or unwanted instruments to donate to children living in challenging environments in the UK and abroad. For any quiery, please email email@example.com.
This amnesty is organized in association with Music Fund EU, Tomorrow's Warriors, The National Youth Jazz Collective, Kinetika Bloco, World Heart Beat Music Academy, In Place Of War, STAX Southwark, York Music Service, Blossom House School & Play For Progress.
When? SATURDAY 28th OCTOBER (10am-4pm)
Where? Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club, 47 Frith Street, W1D 4HT
What do we need? KEYBOARDS/ELECTRIC PIANOS; BRASS AND WOODWIND INSTRUMENTS such as: Tubas, Saxes (baritone/alto/tenor), Trumpets, Trombones, Sousaphones, French Horns, Flutes, Clarinets, Bassoons, Oboes; as well as BASSES (upright/electric), GUITARS (acoustic/electric), STRING INSTRUMENTS such as Cello’s, Violins, Viola’s; DRUM KITS, PERCUSSIONS (hand held/Latin); Bell Trees, Gongs, Xylophones; as well as TRADITIONAL INSTRUMENTS such as Tabla, Oud and Djembe and ANY EQUIPMENT: mics stands & leads, amps, effects pedals, PA systems etc.
How does it work? Once you have completed the form and sent it to us, we will assess your request and send you a confirmation to come to the club on Saturday the 28th October 2017.Your instrument will be given a tracking number enabling us to inform you of its ultimate destination. Doors will open at 10am and close at 4pm so please make sure you come during this window.
ABOUT THE BENEFICIARIES:
Music Fund: a humanitarian project that supports musicians and music schools in conflict areas and developing countries. Music Fund collects instruments, repairs them and gives them a second life in 16 projects in Africa, the Middle East and Central America.
Tomorrow's Warriors: a pioneering music education/professional development organisation and award-winning creative producer working nationally and internationally with some of the most exciting, most diverse new, emerging and established jazz artists in the UK, with a special focus on those from the African diaspora and girls.
National Youth Jazz Collective: a vibrant National Youth Music Organisation designed to support the creative and educational needs of young jazz musicians through regional outreach projects and an annual national summer school.
Kinetika Bloco: a performance group with an exuberant mix of young brass and woodwind players, drummers, steel pan and dynamic dancers all in costume creating a "unique new British Carnival sound with a decidedly London edge" (BBC Radio2).
World Heart Beat Music Academy: a specialist in world music academy for young people in London, which not only brings and teaches music from all over the world but also provides disadvantaged youth with instruments and tuition.
In Place Of War: a support system for community artistic, creative and cultural organisations in places of conflict, revolution and areas suffering the consequences of conflict.
York Music Service: provides jazz programmes as well as music lessons and activities for young people and adults in the City of York and across surrounding areas of Yorkshire.
Blossom House School: an 'outstanding' specialist independent day school for children with speech, language and communication difficulties. They acknowledge specific strengths and support individual weaknesses, so that each child “blossoms” and has the opportunity to fulfil his or her potential.
STAX Saturday Centre Music : one of two Southwark Music Service Saturday Centres which are open on Saturday mornings during term time for children in school Years 3 to 6.
Play For Progress: a non-profit organization that designs and delivers music education programs for children whose education and well-being have been compromised by conflict.
Which instruments can't I give?
We do not accept: Pianos, Hammond Organs…
Can I track my instrument?
On the day, we will assess your instrument with experts and give you a tracking number so you will be able to know exactly where your instrument goes. If you wish to track your instruments, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with your tracking number and we’ll get back to you.
I can’t make that date, what can I do?
We may be able to organise a collection from individuals, businesses or organisations. If you need more information, please contact email@example.com.
I’d like to donate lots of instruments, how can I do this?
If your donation is of a considerable volume, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss the next steps.
I’ve got a large instrument to donate. Can you come and collect it?
Unfortunately, we do not accept large instruments.
Where’s the nearest car park?
The nearest car parks are: Q-Park Chinatown (20 Newport Place), Q-Park Ltd (52 Poland street) & Brewer Street Ncp (Brewer street). You can also park your car in the streets around the club but we cant guarantee if there will be space available.
What’s the minimum age for giving an instrument?
To give an instrument, you must be 18 year old and over and must be the owner of the instruments.