On the evening of Monday 10th June Jazz North is offering the opportunity to come and listen to four very different examples of contemporary UK jazz at the Howard Assembly Room, Leeds. The four bands have been chosen from Jazz North’s northern line rostra of artists. There is a common theme of acoustic jazz which will be fitting for the venue.
Artists: Djangologie, Microscopic, Stuart McCallum + Strings and The Weave (above)
The evening is being filmed and recorded by Jazz North.
Date: Monday 10 June Times: Doors open 6:30pm, First band at 7:15pm, 10pm finish Venue: Howard Assembly Room, 46 New Briggate, Leeds, LS1 6NU Tickets: £5 on the door
This is an opportunity to catch four of the most vibrant bands from the Northern jazz scene who are available from the current northern line roster. This showcase is an opportunity to experience four very different examples of contemporary UK jazz on one evening in an intimate theatre venue:
On 21st March, Jazz North hosted an event as part of the Leeds International Jazz Education Conference at Leeds College of Music. The theme of the session was What can Jazz North offer Music Education Hubs?.
This was an opportunity for representatives from Music Education Hubs, delivery organisations and jazz educators from across the North to meet and discuss the diverse programmes of work currently offered, as well as to meet the Jazz North team and learn their plans for Jazz Education partnerships and schemes.
Microscopic – a stripped back version of The Miniature Brass Emporium
We are pleased to announce that Richard Iles’ Microscopic has joined northern line. Microscopic premiered in 2012 at the Manchester jazz festival at st Anne’s church in the city centre. It was described by Steve Mead ( mjf ) as the highlight of the festival.
Microscopic came about for a specific reason as explained by band leader Richard Iles’ on his website.
James Hamilton directing Festival Band at GNBBF. Photographer: Porl Medlock
On Friday 1 March award winning composer James Hamilton led the Festival Band at the Great North Big Band Festival as the culmination of a Jazz North / GNBBF project. Their set included two new tunes for the band composed and arranged by James. Continue reading →
Jazz North is to run two days of free professional development training for jazz musicians across the North of England, featuring expert speakers in areas including marketing and PR, booking gigs, applying for funding and musician-led Collectives.
Events will run between 3pm and 7pm and include talks by the speakers, Q+A sessions, networking opportunities and a chance for one-to-one slots with speakers.
Sunday April 14th The Bridge, Newcastle Monday April 15th, Sela Bar, Leeds
northern line artists are available to northern promoters with an artist fee subsidy. Promoters outside of the North will be able to apply to book northern line artists via ‘Beyond the North‘ which will be launched after April 2013.
A bonanza for jazz in Liverpool this Spring with the showcase following the Liverpool International Jazz Festival 28 February – 3 March. Fellow northern line ambassadors Liverpool’s The Weave appear at the festival on Thursday 28th.
Promoters across the North can now apply for a subsidy to book up to three northern line artists.
12 bands have been selected to be ambassadors for the Northern jazz scene between January 2013 – March 2014 as part of northern line. This is a new model for supporting touring for northern jazz musicians across the north.
NorVol Jazz (The Northern Voluntary Jazz Promoters Network) has been successful with its bid to Arts Council England (ACE) of £9,925 from the Grants for the Arts scheme for a series of roadshows to strengthen the jazz promoter skills-base. Jazz North worked with the network’s steering group to shape a bid around the urgent needs of voluntary jazz promoters, as identified by the group themselves: fundraising, education, audience development and marketing.