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.

Get More Gigs!

Posted by on Mar 1, 2013 in News, Opportunity | No Comments

Jazz North is to run two days of free professional development training for jazz musicians across the North of England, featuring expert speakers in areas including marketing and PR, booking gigs, applying for funding and musician-led Collectives. Events will run between 3pm and 7pm and include talks by the speakers, Q+A sessions, networking opportunities and […]

Liverpool to host first northern line showcase

Posted by on Feb 19, 2013 in News, Opportunity, projects | No Comments

The first northern line showcase will take place in Liverpool on Monday 25th March at The Capstone Theatre with the line-up of ACV, Billy Moon (duo), Engine Room Favourites and Jamil Sheriff Trio. Tickets will be available for this event from the theatre. northern line artists are available to northern promoters with an artist fee subsidy. […]

How to apply for northern line promoter subsidy

Posted by on Feb 15, 2013 in News, Opportunity | No Comments

Promoters across the North can now apply for a subsidy to book up to three northern line artists. 12 bands have been selected to be ambassadors for the Northern jazz scene between January 2013 – March 2014 as part of northern line. This is a new model for supporting touring for northern jazz musicians across […]

What can Jazz North offer Music Education Hubs?

Posted by on Feb 14, 2013 in News, Opportunity, projects | No Comments

Jazz North Education Networking Event Thursday 21 March 2013 at Leeds International Jazz Education Conference (LIJEC)   This event is an opportunity for Music Education Hubs, delivery organisations and jazz educators to meet the Jazz North team and listen to guest speakers talking about: building a new jazz delivery model based on collective partnerships improvisation in […]