Jazzahead 2020 Artist Bursaries available from Jazz Promotion Network

News from the Jazz Promotion Network of which Jazz North is a founder member. Jazz Promotion Network is pleased to be able to support the attendance of five artists based in England at this year’s Jazzahead in Bremen. Jazzahead runs between 23rd and 26th April 2020 and is one of the world’s largest international gatherings […]

She Wasn’t Bad For a Girl

Posted by on Mar 9, 2020 in Artists, Blog, Northern Line Artist, projects | No Comments

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 […]

What have we been up to in 2019? #GettingJazzDone

Posted by on Dec 20, 2019 in Artists, Blog, News, partnerships, projects | No Comments

Curious about what Jazz North has been up to in 2019? We’ve been #GettingJazzDone – we’ve put together an infographic bring together all our 2019 activity.

Zoe Gilby awarded Jazz Vocalist of the Year at the 2019 Parliamentary Jazz Awards

Posted by on Dec 4, 2019 in Artists, News, Northern Line Artist | One Comment

The northern jazz scene was well represented last night at the 2019 Parliamentary Jazz Awards organised by the All Parliamentary Jazz Appreciation Group (APJAG) in the swish surroundings of Pizza Express Live in Holborn, London will three northerners shortlisted for awards – Jamil Sheriff (Educator of the Year), Marsden Jazz Festival (Venue or promoter of […]

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 […]

Jazzwise magazine joins forces with Jazz North to live stream northern jazz

On Friday September 13 2019 our northern line showcase will be live streamed via a network of Live Stream Partners including Jazzwise direct from the outdoor stage at Lancaster Jazz Festival. This new network, with partners who share our aim to support northern and UK jazz scene, will increase the online reach and audience for […]

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 […]

Jazz North selects seven bands for seventh round of northern line

Since 2013, Jazz North’s northern line has supported 67 jazz artists and ensembles from across thenorth with over 700 gigs. This year seven more northern-based ensembles have been selected to join the scheme. Beyond Albedo freese trio John Pope Quintet Nishla Smith Quintet Not Now Charlie, Rafe’s Dilemma SogoRock northern line enables artists to reach […]

Celebrating International Women’s Day

Posted by on Mar 8, 2019 in Artists, Blog, Home Page, Jazz North News | No Comments

To mark and celebrate International Women’s Day we’re sharing our Jazz Camp for Girl’s handbook which contains words of inspiration and advice from 21 amazing jazz musicians who contributed to the project.