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 when and how live performance will return. We understand that this will be disappointing news and want to reassure you that […]

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 […]

Covid-19 Statement from Jazz North – May 2020

Posted by on May 5, 2020 in Blog, Jazz North News, Misc | No Comments

Jazz North is monitoring the current guidance and ongoing impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. We have paused our programmes, including the Jazz North northern line and Introduces schemes, and are directing our efforts into supporting artists and promoters through this time. As an Arts Council England Sector Support Organisation, we are constantly talking to our […]

Female Jazz Musicians Rise Up to Record ‘She Wasn’t Bad for a Girl’ Released on International Women’s Day

Posted by on Mar 9, 2020 in Blog, Jazz North News, News | No Comments
Female Jazz Musicians Rise Up to Record ‘She Wasn’t Bad for a Girl’ Released on International Women’s Day

An all-star band featuring female jazz musicians associated with Jazz North and the Jazz Camp for Girls project have united to record ‘She Wasn’t Bad for a Girl’ by saxophonist Helena Summerfield. As Jazz North’s Jazz Camp for Girls Project Manager, Helena was inspired to write the song after thinking about some of the very silly […]

Jazz North Expands Jazz Camp for Girls Giving More Girls the Opportunity to Flourish Under Female Role Models

Posted by on Jan 21, 2020 in Blog, Jazz North News, News, projects | 2 Comments
Jazz North Expands Jazz Camp for Girls Giving More Girls the Opportunity to Flourish Under Female Role Models

Following the success of 2019’s Jazz Camp for Girls, Jazz North has made the camp bigger for 2020 and is taking it to more places across the north of England including Sage Gateshead and The Northern Jazz Centre in Doncaster. Overall, six weekend workshops will take place in February and March in Gateshead, Greater Manchester, […]

Jazz North funds freese trio’s ‘Pleasure Island’ music video capturing the fight and flight state of mind

Jazz North funds freese trio’s ‘Pleasure Island’ music video capturing the fight and flight state of mind

Jazz North northern line female-fronted band freese trio combine triphop, electronica and grunge to create a new genre of darkness which explores inner demons and truth. Following funding from Jazz North, these Leeds-based artists have explored this genre further on film and released their first music video, Pleasure Island, from the band’s new album The […]

Jazz North’s Nigel Slee wins sustainable travel competition at the European Jazz Conference in Novara, Italy

Posted by on Sep 26, 2019 in Blog, Jazz North News, Misc, News | No Comments

Jazz North’s Creative Director Nigel Slee likes travelling using the combination of folding bike and trains during his working week. So, when Corrado Beldi, Artistic Director of NovaraJazz, issued a challenge to the 156 member organisations of the Europe Jazz Network to travel to the European Jazz Conference in Italy by sustainable travel, Nigel was […]

Jazz North Introduces Yaatri

Posted by on Aug 14, 2019 in Artists, Blog, Jazz North News, News | No Comments

Jazz North is giving one emerging band the chance to showcase their music at six leading jazz festivals in the north. Yaatri, based in Leeds, are the latest beneficiaries of Jazz North Introduces, a scheme which will offer them high-profile exposure at festivals in Lancaster, Marsden, Liverpool, Gateshead, Manchester and Durham, alongside career support and […]

‘Jazz North Introduces 2019’ seeks emerging new artist to showcase across the north

Applications are now open for the new round of our emerging artist scheme, Jazz North Introduces. Created to support artists in the first steps of their professional career, the scheme gives one exciting new ensemble their debut on the touring circuit. Alongside career development from Jazz North and mentoring from an established artist, the selected […]