12 bands have been selected to be ambassadors for the Northern jazz scene between January 2013 – July 2014 as part of northern line, a new model for supporting touring for northern jazz musicians across the north and further afield via Beyond the North (details later in 2013).
Information for Promoters
See Artist Roster 2013-14
Ariya Astrobeat Arkestra
Hsq+2 (Hillary Step saxophone Quartet)
Jamil Sheriff Trio
Engine Room Favourites
Richard Iles’s Microscopic
The assessment panel consisted of 10 highly-experienced national promoters, producers and artists and we used a thorough and consistent process in order to reach a decision about the final 12 bands selected for support.
The panel considered many factors in making their decision, including musical excellence, creativity, innovation, potential audience engagement, potential promoter take-up, the representation of artists from a wide geographical base, stylistic variety and diversity.
northern line artists will be available to Northern promoters with an Artist fee subsidy. This will enable promoters to choose from an exciting and diverse rostrum of artists with low financial risk. northern line will benefit from a full marketing package in National and northern media. northern line artists will be introduced to promoters across the North at three showcases during 2013.
northern line artists will also be able to access bespoke professional development training.