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What do we do?

We’re a dynamic young jazz development agency that supports artists, grows audiences, inspires children & young people and builds networks.

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Our Mission

To increase the profile of contemporary jazz by developing opportunities for artists and building audiences by working in partnership. read more

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How we work

Artists and their creative practice are at the heart of every project we support and we welcome partners who share our values. contact us

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Opportunity for musicians under 25 – Jazz North Introduces

If you’re in a band and under the age of 25 and you’d like the opportunity to be showcased at 5 or more northern jazz festivals then you have until 22 June 2016 to apply to the scheme. read more

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Latest northern line artists announced

Our flagship project combines supporting artists with providing promoters with the opportunity to book high quality jazz artists with low financial risk. Discover the new artists – from a solo ‘Cellist to 9 piece funk/soul/Hip Hop band.

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Education Conference & Jazz Pathways

Music Education Hub representatives, delivery organisation leaders and project leaders, jazz educators and jazz musicians attended our March 2016 event at Leeds College of Music.
read more | jazz pathways map

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Partnerships in Penrith

Example video showing how Jazz North sets up new partnerships with jazz delivery organisations across the North. In this video we meet partners at Bluejam Arts, Cumbria Music Service and Upfront Gallery.
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