Jazz North are to host a full day event at the UpFront gallery near Penrith on March 22nd in partnership with BlueJam Arts featuring seminars, forums and an evening concert. The day will give us a chance to meet the audiences, educators and musicians in the area and see the great work they do in organisations like BlueJam and in turn, share some of our current projects with them.
Young musicians enjoying the Sheffield Jazz Holiday Course, February 2014
Jazz North is running an education networking seminar in Leeds on Tuesday 11 March 2014 at Leeds College of Music. This seminar is recommended for anyone involved in jazz education in the North of England and who wants to know more about different models of jazz education for children and young people and learn more about Music Education Hubs and working in collective partnerships. This is also an opportunity to learn about Jazz North’s new jazz delivery model based on collective partnerships.
Who should attend: MEH leaders, MEH board members, delivery organisation leaders, jazz educators.
Jazz North education networking seminar
Tuesday 11th March 12pm – 3pm
Leeds College of Music
3 Quarry Hill Leeds, West Yorkshire LS2 7PD
Jazz North announced the names of artists who will be joining their northern line roster on stage at The Liverpool Jazz Festival today. Northern line is Jazz North’s innovative scheme for supporting touring for northern jazz musicians across the north of England.
The scheme aims to encourage new or cautious promoters to book selected northern artists by reducing the financial risk. In the first year of the scheme 39 promoters booked northern line bands resulting in 90 gigs. This included a tour of rural village halls by Newcastle based band Djangologie in partnership with Highlight productions and Way Out West. The new roster artists are available to be contacted immediately.
Theme: Pathways into jazz and improvisation for children and young people
- 12pm – 3pm
- Tuesday 11th March
- Leeds College of Music
- 3 Quarry Hill Leeds, West Yorkshire LS2 7PD
This is an opportunity to find out what Jazz North can offer Music Education Hubs and the jazz education sector and hear case studies from hubs and delivery organisations and discuss how we might work together to mutual benefit.
See the report from last year’s event at LIJEC 2013 http://www.jazznorth.org/jazz-north-session-at-lijec/
Who should attend:
MEH leaders, MEH board members, delivery organisation leaders, jazz educators.
Jazz North, Brighter Sound, One Education and The Northern School of Jazz are working in partnership to run a series of Manchester Youth Jazz collective workshops at Band on the Wall this Spring.
Activities run over two Sunday afternoons (16th Feb and 16th March) and a three day Easter course (7th-9th April). For young instrumentalist and singers aged 8-18. Learn the art of improvisation, create new music and play in groups. Led by leading Jazz educators and workshop leaders supported by established players and teachers with the support of Jazz North and One Education Music.
‘Jambone’ who will also perform at the Youth Jazz Afternoon at the Gateshead International Jazz Festival 6 April 2014
Jazz North Introduces is a new scheme that will provide young northern jazz artists with their first high-profile performance. This new Jazz North initiative builds on the mjf introduces scheme to showcase the very best new jazz talent from across the north. Jazz North will showcase the Introduces programme at the Gateshead International Jazz Festival on Sunday 6th April 2014.
Jazz Outreach Project Locations
A new jazz outreach project is to start in January 2014 for 300 children at the 8 primary schools in the Esk Valley Alliance in North Yorkshire near Whitby. The project is the result of a partnership between Jazz North, NYMAZ, Live Music Now and the North Yorkshire Music Hub.
The lead artists will be three Leeds College of Music jazz alumni and current Live Music Now artists: Tom Sherman, Sam Vicary and Ali Mac. They will also be joined by a group of assistant music leaders who will gain experience working alongside the LMN music artists. These will be Robin Porter, Matt Parkinson, Angus Milne, Declan Forde and Ben Lowman.
Picture: artists from northern line round 1
Applications are now open for round 2 of northern line, Jazz North’s innovative scheme for supporting touring for northern jazz musicians across the north of England.
Pete Turner and Dave Walsh
The next event in Jazz North’s series of professional development sessions for musicians takes place on December 16th 2pm-5pm at Lady Anne Middleton’s Hotel, York.
The event, aimed at professional jazz musicians with at least 3 years gigging experience, will focus on areas including booking gigs and relationships with promoters, jazz media and receiving press coverage, EPKs and more. It also provides a prime opportunity to network amongst industry professionals and other musicians.
This event is FREE to attend, but spaces are limited so to avoid disappointment we would ask participants to sign-up in advance via the form below.
Djangologie rural touring dates October 2013
Northern line artists Djangologie are to undertake a tour of five village and community halls across the North of England this October as the result of an audience development project in partnership with Highlights rural touring scheme. The venues are small rural village halls and community centres who without the support of Highlights would miss out miss out on the opportunity to attend high quality arts events.
Djangologie are one of 12 bands on the current northern line roster. These bands are available to any Northern promoter with an artist fee subsidy. See the artist roster.
Visit Highlights North website.
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