Since joining the team 10 years ago, Yvette Griffith has solidified the foundations of Jazz re:freshed including securing long-term funding which enabled the team to expand their artist services and launch the game changing international initiative, JAZZ RE:FRESHED OUTERNATIONAL placing a global spotlight onto the young and culturally diverse and female talent bubbling away in the UK Jazz scene. Co-founder of GiveBLACK UK and Black Funding Network, Yvette is also focusing on galvanizing philanthropic giving for UK based Black not for profit organizations. For her work in contributing to changing the trajectory and profile of British Jazz, Yvette was awarded the H100 Award for Services to Music in 2019. 2023 marks 20 years of Jazz re:freshed and this not for profit continues to be a small but relentlessly determined organization. The core of their mission is globally elevating, amplifying and spotlighting the breadth of expression in UK Jazz, while breaking down the barriers for culturally diverse artists and audiences to access the music.
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