& Producers

Jazz North supports a vibrant network of promoters and producers across the north of England.

Despite the challenges faced by our sector over the past year, we’ve felt the strength and solidarity of a brilliant and supportive network of promoters. We are here to help at any stage of your career.

Below are just some ways we are working with promoters during this difficult time.

Jazz North northern line

Looking to develop your jazz programme? Did you know we offer a roster of high-quality northern bands with subsidised fees?

Jazz North’s northern line is our flagship scheme for northern jazz artists who want to get more gigs, develop their careers, and reach a wider audience. We bring the highest quality artists from across the geographic and stylistic breadth of the north to promoters and producers.

Artists on the northern line roster benefit from subsidy towards their fees, allowing promoters to take more risks, try new music and bring more jazz to audiences.

Recognising the difficult financial position for many promoters, we are amending promoter contribution to 30% from 1st April 2021. Please contact for our new northern line booking policy and guidance on livestreaming through northern line.  

Promoters must be:

  • based in the north region
  • able to commit a 30% contribution to the artist fee
  • able to book 3 months in advance of the performance
  • commit to providing feedback on the performance to Jazz North after the event

Check out the northern line page to see who is currently available to book with subsidy.

Join our promoter Zoom drop-ins

These drop-in sessions with Jazz North’s Programme Manager, Heather, allow promoters to share their experiences and knowledge with peers across the sector. Covering a broad range of topics and some informal chat, it is a chance to feel connected and develop relationships.

Each month, there are two opportunities for promoters to meet:

Promoter Drop-in

Join our promoter drop-in to connect to other northern jazz event organisers and learn from shared experience. Over the past year, promoter drop-ins have provided a platform to navigate through the changing guidelines and circumstances surrounding the pandemic.

Touching Base

Touching Base is a monthly drop-in space for artists, promoters and those working in the northern jazz sector. Aiming to continue the dialogue between artists and organisations, this monthly drop-in session offers a chance to bring us all together to share ideas, experiences and most importantly, stay connected.

Find out more on our Events page for dates, times and topics.

Email if you want to come along to one of the regular Zoom drop-ins for jazz promoters. Sign up to our mailing list at the bottom of this page and select ‘promoter’ to get information about future dates.


Do you have a skill that can help other promoters?

Have you set up live streaming for your venue? Moved your festival online? Maybe you could join our bank of industry experts and get commissioned by Jazz North to create a webinar or write a blog to help fellow promoters. Let us know your idea:


Talk to us for help and guidance

Jazz North’s expert team are on hand to support and guide you where we can. Reach out and talk to us and we will do what we can to help. Bespoke support could include:

Do you want to move your festival online?

Are you considering streaming online in place of your cancelled jazz festival? If so, we may be able to offer support in the form of consultancy or training to help you deliver this if you have:

Jazz North Introduces

Helping the best emerging jazz artists in the north get gigs on the festival circuit.

Jazz North Introduces gives emerging artists their first shot on the jazz circuit, working with six festival partners to offer showcase opportunities at major regional jazz festivals. Artists benefit from one to one support from our Programmes Manager, professional photoshoot, and mentoring from an established professional musician.

2019-2020 artist Yaatri, joined the scheme following graduation from Leeds Conservatoire and performed at festivals including:

The next round of Jazz North Introduces is on hold, but we are here if you have questions.