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With your help and support we can do even more work to develop great new musical experiences for you to enjoy, help support artists, and make the musical world in Ireland a richer place.

IMC’s mission is to nurture and grow the scene for jazz and improvised music in Ireland, support the development of artistic achievement for Irish and Irish-based musicians by advocating for them both at home and abroad, and to foster a greater understanding and appreciation of jazz and related music in Ireland.

Any donation you can make could help us to commission a fantastic new piece of music, to develop an opportunity for a musician, to bring a first experience of jazz to schoolchildren, or many more things. Any amount of once-off donation or is a big help to us, or you can learn more about becoming a Friend of Improvised Music Company below.

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Friends of IMC

IMC Friends help us to commission fantastic new pieces of music, to develop opportunities for musicians, to bring first experiences of jazz to schoolchildren, and many more things.

As a Friend of Improvised Music Company, your gift can:

  • Bring brand new works into existence through our commissioning awards.
  • Empower young musicians to explore improvisation and express themselves through music, with our Jazz Camp for Girls and Fun Size Jazz programmes
  • Give musicians space and time to create and rehearse new albums and recordings in our Artist Hub space.
  • Connect musicians with communities to workshop, create, facilitate and perform in our Hotter than July and other festivals.
  • Give a musician a unique space and time to develop and create new work with close local connections in our Navigator residency series.
  • Give mentorship and career development opportunities to musicians, helping them to create sustainable and rewarding artistic lives, through our Jazz Connector programme
  • Facilitate artists to create special improvised music and workshops for children in disadvantaged schools.
  • Bring outstanding international artists to Ireland to perform, collaborate, and coach.

IMC Friends can join under one of our four levels of involvement.

At each level, you'll receive some of our Favourite Things, exclusively for IMC Friends.

You’ll receive monthly Blue Notes, with behind-the-scenes insights into the process and creativity of the musicians we’re working with, plus early access to online performances. Our annual Friends’ event Time Out is a special moment just to thank you, bringing IMC Friends, supporters, and musicians for an enjoyable exclusive evening of good music, good conversation, and like-minded people!

At each level, there are a selection of exclusive perks, including Somethin’ Else (our exclusive artist meet-and-greets before selected concerts), ticket discounts, priority booking, and reserved seating, plus a huge THANK YOU from us on our material!

Under 'Maiden Voyage', at €3/month, or €30/year, you will enjoy:

  • Invitation to 'Time-Out' annual friends' event
  • Monthly 'Blue Notes' friends' newsletter
  • Listing as a supporter on our website


Just TWO new 'Maiden Voyage' Friends will let us offer 4 career strategy consultations to Irish jazz musicians

Under 'The Shape of Jazz to Come', at €9/month, you will enjoy:

  • Access to IMC's secret listening library of IMC Records releases
  • Invitation to 'Time-Out' annual friends' event
  • Monthly 'Blue Notes' friends' newsletter
  • Listing as a supporter on IMC video releases and on our website
  • 10% discount on tickets to all IMC Events


Just TWO new 'Shape of Jazz to Come' Friends will give a band a week of space to rehearse and develop their music

Under 'A Love Supreme', at €24/month, you will enjoy: - 1-week priority booking for all IMC concerts

  • Invitation to two 'Somethin' Else' artist meet-and-greets- Access to IMC's secret listening library of IMC Records releases
  • Invitation to 'Time-Out' annual friends' event
  • Monthly 'Blue Notes' friends' newsletter
  • Listing as a supporter on IMC video releases and on our website
  • 20% discount on tickets to all IMC Events

Just TWO new 'A Love Supreme' Friends will let an additional ensemble participate in our 'Fun Size Jazz' programme to develop new improvised music for children

Under 'Giant Steps', at €44/month, you will enjoy:

  • 2-week priority booking for all IMC concerts
  • Reserved seating available at all IMC concerts
  • Invitation to four 'Somethin' Else' artist meet-and-greets
  • Access to IMC's secret listening library of IMC Records releases
  • Invitation to 'Time-Out' annual friends' event
  • Monthly 'Blue Notes' friends' newsletter
  • Listing as a supporter on IMC commissions, in our video releases and on our website
  • 20% discount on tickets to all IMC Events.


With FOUR new 'Giant Steps' Friends' we can commission an Irish artist to create a complete new work and develop a year-long career development mentorship for them.

Gifts

If supporting the future of jazz would be a perfect gift for the music-lover in your life, consider getting them a Gift Friendship of Improvised Music Company.

Simply write us a note in the payment box that the Friendship is a gift, with the recipient’s name and email address. If you would like to let us know the person’s postal address and the occasion, they’ll receive a special card with details of the Friendship.

Gift Friends at ‘A Love Supreme’ or ‘Giant Steps’ level will also get a special surprise CD carefully chosen from our collection.

Become a Friend of IMC

Why do we need your help to support and develop jazz and improvised music in Ireland?

We believe in the power of expression, creativity, and connection.

We believe that music has the power to inspire, provoke, and bring people together.

We believe that everyone’s lives can be enriched by music.

We believe in inclusivity, and the possibility for a rich world of Irish improvised music that is welcoming to people with a diversity of experiences and needs, and of all ethnic, cultural, and socio-economic backgrounds.

We believe in the value of creativity that is spontaneous, exciting, and exists in the moment.

We believe that everyone can be creative, and can bring something special to the world.

We believe that everyone is musical.

We know that life can be difficult in many ways, and we believe that creativity, connection, and music can help to deal with that.

We believe that some things turn out best when you improvise.

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