Theatre producer, music promoter and arts consultant. Founder and Director of Wivenhoe based SEGUE MUSIC.
Fiona Mason is founder and Artistic Director of Wivenhoe based music organisation SEGUE MUSIC. SEGUE was formed as a vehicle for presenting, promoting, producing and developing artists and projects, principally on the contemporary world-jazz spectrum but also across other contemporary genres and artforms.
SEGUE presents a regular concert series JAZZ at the LAKESIDE at the Lakeside Theatre at the University of Essex, as well as gigs at other regional venues including the New Wolsey Theatre in Ipswich. SEGUE has an Associate Artist, Adriano Adewale and in 2008 launched a new label SEGUE RECORDS with Adriano Adewale Group’s debut album Sementes as its first release.
The Adriano Adewale Group and a picture of Adriano Adewale�s DVD shoot at St Martin�s Church, Colchester in 2008
Originally from the midlands, Fiona Mason moved to Wivenhoe in the late 1980’s to read Philosophy at the University of Essex, graduating with an MA in Continental Philosophy in 1992. After a spell in retail bookselling, Fiona developed a career in arts management, working in a range of contexts including venue, touring theatre and national dance agency. After 6 years as General Manager of Ipswich based National Dance Agency DanceEast, Fiona left to embark upon an independent career, founding Fiona Mason Projects (formerly Arts Services) in 2005 (www.fionamason.co.uk). Since then she has produced the work of key regional and London based artists and provided artist and project management, fundraising, and consultancy services to the performing arts.
A keen musician, other interests include yoga – which she taught yoga for many years including regular classes above the Greyhound Pub in the High Street � and working on the house and garden she shares with her husband Martin Waite.
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