Jazz North selects seven bands for seventh round of northern line

Since 2013, Jazz North’s northern line has supported 67 jazz artists and ensembles from across thenorth with over 700 gigs. This year seven more northern-based ensembles have been selected to join the scheme. Beyond Albedo freese trio John Pope Quintet Nishla Smith Quintet Not Now Charlie, Rafe’s Dilemma SogoRock northern line enables artists to reach […]

Celebrating International Women’s Day

Posted by on Mar 8, 2019 in Artists, Blog, Home Page, Jazz North News | No Comments

To mark and celebrate International Women’s Day we’re sharing our Jazz Camp for Girl’s handbook which contains words of inspiration and advice from 21 amazing jazz musicians who contributed to the project.

Call for artists – northern line round 7 opens

Posted by on Dec 7, 2018 in Artists, Blog, Home Page, Jazz North News, News | No Comments

We are now recruiting artists for Round 7 of our flagship artist support scheme. northern line is an innovative scheme which supports jazz artists career development, through subsidised touring, mentoring and industry support. Since launching its first round in 2013, the scheme has supported 67 bands with over 700 gigs. Artists wishing to apply to […]

Jazzahead – are you ready for export?

Posted by on Nov 12, 2018 in Artists, Blog, Home Page, Jazz North News, News, Opportunity | No Comments

jazzahead! is the European jazz industry event that takes place in Bremen at the end of April every year. If you’re an artist and you feel you’re ready to start making new connections in Europe then it’s an indispensable first step. There is also the opportunity to apply for a showcase gig at jazzahead!. It’s […]

Skeltr do Iceland

Posted by on Oct 21, 2018 in Artists, Home Page, Jazz North News, News | No Comments

Sam Healey writes about Skeltr’s pioneering trip to Reykjavik Jazz Festival as international ambassadors for Jazz North and northern line. One Saturday morning we woke up early – A much anticipated gig was finally upon us – Reykjavik Jazz Festival. Craig and I had wished to play in Iceland since long before we knew each […]

North takes hat trick at the 2018 Parliamentary Jazz Awards

Posted by on Oct 17, 2018 in Blog, Home Page, Jazz North News | No Comments

Congratulations to the northern recipients at the 2018 Parliamentary Jazz Awards. The awards event took place in the swish settings of the latest PizzaExpress Live venue in Holborn, London. During the ceremony, award presenters comprised of British politicians and home-grown UK jazz talent including Co-Chairs of the All Party Parliamentary Jazz Appreciation Group, Kelvin Hopkins […]

Alt-Shift-J – encourage / ignite / inspire

Posted by on Sep 28, 2018 in Artists, Blog, Home Page, Jazz North News, News | No Comments

Jazz North’s Alt Shift J project will take place in Penrith, Clitheroe, Middlesbrough and Cleethorpes with the goal to encourage young musicians to embrace jazz and ignite young audiences to attend jazz and improvised live music shows. Festivals featuring performances from new and established artists, interactive gigs, improvisation workshops, sessions in schools, and performing and […]

Jazz North represented at The European Jazz Conference 2018

Posted by on Sep 25, 2018 in Blog, Home Page, Jazz North News, News | No Comments
Jazz North represented at The European Jazz Conference 2018

Jazz North was represented at The European Jazz Conference 2018 earlier this month by Creative Directors Nigel Slee and Steve Mead. The conference ended on Sunday 16 September marking a record in attendances: 348 registered delegates from 40 countries in Europe and beyond (including USA, Brazil, Argentina, Australia, Turkey, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Armenia). For four consecutive […]

Archipelago present ‘BETWEEN WAVES’

Posted by on Sep 12, 2018 in Artists, Home Page, Jazz North News, News | No Comments

Through September-October in 2018, northern line artists Archipelago will be presenting ‘BETWEEN WAVES’, a new project exploring the possibilities of improvisation, collaboration and creativity with female artists. Playing original, genre crossing material, Archipelago utilise improvisation as a catalyst to move freely within and outside of the Jazz/improvised music canon. With the support of the Peter […]