About Jammin Youth
Through the Youth Activity Scheme, the aim of the project was to portray young artists’ musical talents and offer them a safe and non-judgmental platform where they can showcase their talents, explore music through non-formal means, meet other youth who have the same interests, and work together to create future opportunities for themselves as young artists.
Through the use of music as an artistic medium, we promoted active youth participation by instilling three(3) principles; creativity, initiative and inclusion. Locally young artists and music lovers often face difficulties and challenges in portraying their talents publicly due to fear of judgment, and lack of opportunities and/or encouragement. Jammin Youth addressed the issue by providing a peer-to-peer learning
environment supplemented by professional mentorship, which lead to the organisation of a youth led musical showcase event performed by young and local artists of all levels.
Meet the Participants
Meet the Mentor
Accounts and Economics teacher by day, musician by night. Conrad started his first piano lessons at the age of 4 under the direction of the late Fr. Albert Borg. After obtaining an advanced level in classical piano he proceeded to a jazz improvisation course with Mro. Paul Abela. In the meantime he made part of a number of bands with school colleagues for various activities like the St. Aloysius College secondary and 6th Form Soirée. As a keyboardist/pianist Conrad took part in various musicals like “My Fair Lady”, “Mamma Mia”, “Fiddler on the Roof”, “Evita” etc. Concerts like “Voices”, “LUV”, “Annual Versatile New Year’s eve Gala”, “A Versatile Christmas”, “Animae Gospel Choir”, “Simply Queeen” etc. Theatrical productions include a number of Pantos at the Manoel Theatre and at the Catholic Institute. He was also the musical director responsible for “Junglebook”, Aladdin”, “Cocktails and Cabaret”, “Sinfonija” etc. He is mostly popular nowadays as part of the Versatile brass band providing live music services mostly in weddings and corporate events, for which he also performed and represented Malta in performances in EuroDisney, Monaco, Dubai and Italy. He works as a session musician with some of the top singers and musicians around the island both in the entertainment industry and for studio recordings.