Making a noise at Parliament
ISM corporate Hot House Music report back on an amazing 12 months for their founder and CEO, Jon Eno BEM.
From formally receiving his Queen’s Birthday Honour British Empire Medal at a ceremony in December, Jon has now gone on to win the Jazz Education Award in this year’s Parliamentary Jazz Awards; nominees are selected by a panel comprising jazz industry experts and professionals all passionate, like Jon, about jazz and jazz education.
Jon commented 'I was truly humbled to be included on this shortlist and in the company of some of the kindest souls in music on the planet. Please do listen to their music, they are sensational and your support is sincerely appreciated.'
Jon's success is well-deserved recognition for the work that he and Hot House undertake throughout the UK. They are a social enterprise that exists to positively change lives through music and passionately believe that all young people deserve the right to access inspirational music education via their innovative approach to jazz and contemporary music. They strive to ensure there are no barriers to entry for less fortunate young people and aspire to reach 1.6% of all students in the UK, in the region of 124,000.
The COVID-19 crisis meant that Hot House lost 100% of their revenue overnight, but in response to the school closures they pivoted their business in 24 hours and migrated all services to a digital platform. They now offer the safe and secure provision of online lessons throughout the UK.
Parents have welcomed the provision of online lessons, which have provided essential structure, stability and contact for young people. As John said, 'the feedback has been overwhelmingly kind and positive and something which we are incredibly proud of.'
Another significant achievement is Hot House’s development of their record label, Hot House Records, exclusively reserved for Hot House students, alumni and staff; their amazing music can now be listened to on over 15 different streaming platforms.
A really positive moment came with Hot House Records’ recent release from Manchester Director, Wil Pearson, whose original composition, 'I Wish You Well', had its official release on 31 May. There are also recent releases from their sensational Screaming Kicks Big Band and saxophone ensemble, Saxophonix.