Artist opportunity – one month residency for a composer-performer in new music

Posted by on May 12, 2017 in Artists, Opportunity | No Comments
Artist opportunity – one month residency for a composer-performer in new music

Residency for New Music / Québec – UK Exchange The Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival (hcmf//) and Le Vivier Montréal, in collaboration with British Council and Ministère des Relations Internationales du Québec, are pleased to offer a one month residency for a composer-performer in new music. The residencies aim to offer the composer-performer important professional development […]

northern line artists TAUPE awarded place on 12 Points

Posted by on May 6, 2017 in Artists, News, Opportunity, partnerships | No Comments

Newcastle’s Taupe awarded place on 12 Points 2017 At jazzahead last weekend the latest roster for the innovative European emerging artist platform 12 Points was announced. We were there to hear the exciting news that northern line artists TAUPE were awarded a place as the English representatives. Congratulations Taupe. We made this short film of […]

5 days broadcasting jazz in May!

Posted by on Apr 28, 2017 in Artists, News | No Comments

We’re going live all next week streaming showcase performances from artists from the northern line roster. We’ll be broadcasting 4 times a day at ‘off peak’ hours so you won’t have to miss any gigs to see them. You’ll be able to watch the performances on Facebook or YouTube. To watch the Facebook performances ‘Like’ […]

Do you know any young jazz musicians?

Posted by on Apr 4, 2017 in Artists, News, Opportunity | No Comments

We’re looking for exceptional young jazz musicians for the 5th round of Jazz North Introduces (JNI). JNI offers young musicians the opportunity to perform at six northern jazz festivals and also to receive mentoring from leading UK artists. More information at: www.jazznorth.org/introduces

Meet the artists on northern line round 5

Posted by on Apr 3, 2017 in Artists, News, Opportunity | No Comments

Today, Monday 3 April we pleased to release the names of the latest northern line artist roster. The round 5 artists will be available to any northern promoter with a subsidised artist fee from September 2017 – 31 March 2019. For individual artist interview videos and links to their websites see: www.jazznorth.org/northern-line/northern-line-round-5/ Archipelago (Newcastle) Faye […]

2017 Jazz North Education Conference

Posted by on Feb 28, 2017 in News, Opportunity | No Comments

If you’re involved in music education then why not join us on Tuesday 21 March at this year’s conference. If you can’t make it then you can follow the event on Facebook Live at facebook.com/jazznorth. A limited number of travel bursaries available for independent educators, unfunded organisations, artists and unfunded jazz promoters. Download the flyer […]

Attention Promoters: Dutch Artist Showcase in Newcastle, 22 January 2017

Posted by on Jan 9, 2017 in Artists, News, Opportunity, partnerships | No Comments

Jazz North East has teamed up with the Jazz Promotion Network (JPN) and Dutch Performing Arts (DPA) to invite promoters from across the British Isles as their guests to a full day of music by nine of the finest contemporary jazz artists from the Netherlands. Jazz North offering a limited number of travel bursaries for volunteer promoters based in North.

How can commissioning new music be better supported?

Posted by on Nov 16, 2016 in Artists, partnerships, projects | No Comments
How can commissioning new music be better supported?

We believe that commissioning new music from northern jazz artists is both important and essential. Following a sector consultation with 25 artists and artistic directors, a pilot project with Manchester-based composer and improviser Rodrigo Constanzo and research into promoters’ operational capacity, we’ve asked Art of Festivals to conduct a survey on our behalf to help […]

Inviting artist applications for northern line round 5

Posted by on Nov 10, 2016 in Artists, Opportunity | No Comments
Inviting artist applications for northern line round 5

We’re looking for musicians and bands for the next round of northern line. northern line artists will benefit from subsidised performance fees for the touring period 1st September 2017 – 31st December 2018, on-going professional development including a 1 day intensive induction and a high profile showcase appearance at Manchester Jazz Festival. The scheme is […]

Improvised music in partnership with Kala Sangam

Posted by on Oct 21, 2016 in Artists, News, partnerships | No Comments

When our friends at Kala Sangam in Bradford asked for advice on which northern jazz artist might be interested to play with a visiting Indian artist Ravikiran it was natural to to think of violinist and northern line alumni Olivia Moore. Olivia, who is based in Manchester, is one of the UK’s most innovative and […]