We are now recruiting artists for Round 7 of our flagship artist support scheme. northern line is an innovative scheme which supports jazz artists career development, through subsidised touring, mentoring and industry support. Since launching its first round in 2013, the scheme has supported 67 bands with over 700 gigs. Artists wishing to apply to […]
jazzahead! is the European jazz industry event that takes place in Bremen at the end of April every year. If you’re an artist and you feel you’re ready to start making new connections in Europe then it’s an indispensable first step. There is also the opportunity to apply for a showcase gig at jazzahead!. It’s […]
Sam Healey writes about Skeltr’s pioneering trip to Reykjavik Jazz Festival as international ambassadors for Jazz North and northern line. One Saturday morning we woke up early – A much anticipated gig was finally upon us – Reykjavik Jazz Festival. Craig and I had wished to play in Iceland since long before we knew each […]
Jazz North’s Alt Shift J project will take place in Penrith, Clitheroe, Middlesbrough and Cleethorpes with the goal to encourage young musicians to embrace jazz and ignite young audiences to attend jazz and improvised live music shows. Festivals featuring performances from new and established artists, interactive gigs, improvisation workshops, sessions in schools, and performing and […]
Through September-October in 2018, northern line artists Archipelago will be presenting ‘BETWEEN WAVES’, a new project exploring the possibilities of improvisation, collaboration and creativity with female artists. Playing original, genre crossing material, Archipelago utilise improvisation as a catalyst to move freely within and outside of the Jazz/improvised music canon. With the support of the Peter […]
Two outstanding bands of young musicians from Leeds are being given the chance to make their name as this year’s Jazz North Introduces artists.
We’re excited to announce the 6th roster of Ambassador Artists to be selected for northern line – the innovative model for touring which gives promoters the opportunity to programme high quality artists with low financial risk. Since its launch in 2013, northern line has featured 59 such ambassador artists who have performed 650 gigs to […]
For five days in May we will be running our virtual online jazz festival – Northern Online Broadcasts. During the festival we will be broadcasting performances from last year’s northern line showcase at MJF via social media. The performances will be broadcast at different times of the day and you’ll be able to watch on […]