Northern Line artist films now online

Posted by on Aug 29, 2013 in projects | No Comments

In Spring 2013 a panel of musicians, industry experts and Jazz North selected a roster of 12 bands for Jazz North to work with and promote during 2013-14. As part of the process we commissioned Manchester based film and TV production company MadeinM1 to make  promotional films for each band combining live performance and interviews (Microscopic featured […]

Board Director opportunities with Jazz North

Posted by on Jul 16, 2013 in News, Opportunity | No Comments

We are looking for exceptional people with the profile, reputation and skills necessary to act as a powerful ambassador for Jazz North in any forum. A belief in the value of music and its creative community is essential; enthusiasm for jazz is desirable, though not essential. As a Board member you will have excellent communication […]

northern line artist roster update

Posted by on Jul 10, 2013 in News, projects | No Comments

The Artist Roster for northern line artists 2013-14 has been updated and can be seen at projects/northern-line-artists-2013-14. Artists are available to any promoter in the North of England with an artist fee subsidy. This means that promoters can choose from a high quality roster of jazz artists with low financial risk. The current roster of artists […]

Commission opportunities for Brass: Durham International Festival 2014

Posted by on Jun 13, 2013 in News, Opportunity | No Comments

Covering a fortnight of diverse events in July, Brass: Durham International Festival takes one of England’s most cherished musical traditions and challenges artists and audiences to explore its past, present and future with fresh eyes and ears. Brass: Pitch is an open call to creative practitioners, individual or collective, based in England working in any […]

Northern Music Consortium awarded £150,000 Catalyst Arts Bid

Posted by on Jun 6, 2013 in News | No Comments

Jazz North and fellow northern music organisations Durham Music Service, Soundwave Cumbria, InterOpera Ltd and National Youth Choirs Great Britain teamed together to bid for funding to help secure their future. Arts Council England has awarded almost £150,000 to the Northern Music Consortium through its Catalyst Arts: building fundraising capacity fund, which aims to boost […]

Howard Assembly Room date for northern line showcase

Posted by on May 24, 2013 in News | No Comments

On the evening of Monday 10th June Jazz North is offering the opportunity to come and listen to four very different examples of contemporary UK jazz at the Howard Assembly Room, Leeds. The four bands have been chosen from Jazz North’s northern line rostra of artists. There is a common theme of acoustic jazz which […]

northern line goes to Newcastle

Posted by on Apr 15, 2013 in News, projects | No Comments

Monday 22 April @ The Live Theatre, Newcastle  Live Theatre, Broad Chare Quayside, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear NE1 3DQ See www.live.org.uk/whats-on-book/northern-line This is an opportunity to catch four of the most vibrant bands from the Northern jazz scene who are available from the current northern line roster. This showcase is an opportunity to experience […]

Teaching jazz to Children and Young people: Seminar Report

Posted by on Mar 31, 2013 in News, projects | No Comments

On 21st March, Jazz North hosted an event as part of the Leeds International Jazz Education Conference at Leeds College of Music. The theme of the session was What can Jazz North offer Music Education Hubs?. This was an opportunity for representatives from Music Education Hubs, delivery organisations and jazz educators from across the North to […]

Richard Iles' Microscopic to join northern line

Posted by on Mar 18, 2013 in News, projects | No Comments

Microscopic – a stripped back version of The Miniature Brass Emporium We are pleased to announce that Richard Iles’ Microscopic has joined northern line. Microscopic premiered in 2012 at the Manchester jazz festival at st Anne’s church in the city centre. It was described by Steve Mead ( mjf ) as the highlight of the […]

James Hamilton @ GNBBF

Posted by on Mar 11, 2013 in News, projects | No Comments

On Friday 1 March award winning composer James Hamilton led the Festival Band at the Great North Big Band Festival as the culmination of a Jazz North / GNBBF project. Their set included two new tunes for the band composed and arranged by James.