Sunday Jazz @ The Globe – live streams in December

Posted by on Dec 3, 2020 in Jazz North News, News | No Comments
Sunday Jazz @ The Globe – live streams in December

The Globe is a community-owned, multi-genre music venue in Newcastle, and its live music programme has extended throughout 2020 lockdowns thanks to  innovative live streams, three days a week, spanning Folk, Americana, Rock, Blues, Jazz and Classical music.  The Sunday night Jazz sessions have been a particular success, and the December line up is the […]

Musician and Promoter Drop-Ins on Zoom

Posted by on Dec 3, 2020 in Jazz North News, News | No Comments
Musician and Promoter Drop-Ins on Zoom

We host a number of drop-in sessions on Zoom for both musicians and promoters, separately and together. Covering a broad range of topics and some informal chat, they are a chance for a virtual get together in a disconnected world. Next dates are:   Musician & Promoter Drop-In: Touching Base Thursday 10th December 4.30pm Aiming […]

DJAZZ co-director Heather Spencer is Jazz North’s new Programme Manager

Posted by on Nov 24, 2020 in Jazz North News, News | No Comments
DJAZZ co-director Heather Spencer is Jazz North’s new Programme Manager

Having been working in jazz for a few years now, I’ve come to learn a lot about the breadth and variety of jazz in the north and have had the chance to meet a lot of the musicians, educators and organisers making it happen. My work history has been centred up in the North East, […]

Jez Matthews on livestreaming Jazz at the Lescar, garden gigs and the bumpy road ahead

Posted by on Oct 20, 2020 in Jazz North News, Misc | No Comments
Jez Matthews on livestreaming Jazz at the Lescar, garden gigs and the bumpy road ahead

As soon as lockdown happened, I wanted to try and livestream gigs, so I was pleased when pianist Sam Leak got in touch. Sam had been investigating what was required and wanted to give it a go; so we took our first leap into the new world. Our initial thoughts were that the gig livestream […]

Saxophonist Emma Johnson tells us what it was like to release new music in lockdown

Saxophonist Emma Johnson tells us what it was like to release new music in lockdown

During lockdown Leeds-based Emma Johnson’s Gravy Boat released a single called Where Were You Hiding? (feat. Nishla Smith). The track is the first song Emma Johnson has recorded with a vocalist. She has put pen to paper, specially for Jazz North, to tell us about why she came to release it, what it was like to put a […]

Good luck Lucy!

Posted by on Aug 4, 2020 in Blog, Jazz North News, News | No Comments
Good luck Lucy!

We are sad to announce that we will soon be saying goodbye to Lucy Woolley, our Artist Development Programme Manager, who is leaving Jazz North in October to take on new challenges and concentrate on her roles at Jazz Promotion Network and Lancaster Jazz Festival. Lucy has been a valuable member of the team since […]

Three Artist Experiences of Socially Distanced Live Streamed Gigs at Manchester Jazz Festival

Three Artist Experiences of Socially Distanced Live Streamed Gigs at Manchester Jazz Festival

When mjf was cancelled due to Covid-19, the team raced against time to create a fully online festival. From 21st to 24th May 2020 mjf2020: Jazz Unlocked went live online with Jazz North and United We Stream as producing partners. Current and past Jazz North Northern Line artists Nishla Smith, Ubunye featuring Thandanani Gumede and […]

Update on Jazz North Northern Line and Introduces Schemes

Update on Jazz North Northern Line and Introduces Schemes

In light of the current health emergency, we have taken the difficult decision to pause the selection processes for both the Jazz North Northern Line and Introduces schemes until there is more certainty about how live performance will return. We understand that this will be disappointing news and want to reassure you that we remain […]

She Wasn’t Bad for a Girl – Jazz Camp for Girls by Helen Summerfield

Posted by on Jun 9, 2020 in Blog, Jazz North News, News, partnerships | No Comments
She Wasn’t Bad for a Girl – Jazz Camp for Girls by Helen Summerfield

As a young, female saxophonist I lost count of the number of times that I was told whenever I played that ‘you’re good for a girl’ or ‘you don’t sound like a girl’. Now, I’m sure these comments were only meant as a compliment but the truth was they niggled at me. What does a […]

Promoter Coffee Mornings on Zoom

Posted by on May 7, 2020 in Blog, Jazz North News | No Comments
Promoter Coffee Mornings on Zoom

Join me (Lucy – Jazz North’s Programme Manager) as I host a series of coffee mornings on Zoom for our promoter partners across the north to share knowledge and activity through these challenging times. Each week will focus on a different topic with an expert dropping in to give you a chance to ask questions […]