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 […]

Jazz North’s Nigel Slee wins sustainable travel competition at the European Jazz Conference in Novara, Italy

Posted by on Sep 26, 2019 in Blog, Jazz North News, Misc, News | No Comments

Jazz North’s Creative Director Nigel Slee likes travelling using the combination of folding bike and trains during his working week. So, when Corrado Beldi, Artistic Director of NovaraJazz, issued a challenge to the 156 member organisations of the Europe Jazz Network to travel to the European Jazz Conference in Italy by sustainable travel, Nigel was […]

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 […]

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.

Call for artists – northern line round 7 opens

Posted by on Dec 7, 2018 in Artists, Blog, Home Page, Jazz North News, News | No Comments

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 – are you ready for export?

Posted by on Nov 12, 2018 in Artists, Blog, Home Page, Jazz North News, News, Opportunity | No Comments

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 […]

North takes hat trick at the 2018 Parliamentary Jazz Awards

Posted by on Oct 17, 2018 in Blog, Home Page, Jazz North News | No Comments

Congratulations to the northern recipients at the 2018 Parliamentary Jazz Awards. The awards event took place in the swish settings of the latest PizzaExpress Live venue in Holborn, London. During the ceremony, award presenters comprised of British politicians and home-grown UK jazz talent including Co-Chairs of the All Party Parliamentary Jazz Appreciation Group, Kelvin Hopkins […]

Alt-Shift-J – encourage / ignite / inspire

Posted by on Sep 28, 2018 in Artists, Blog, Home Page, Jazz North News, News | No Comments

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 […]

Jazz North represented at The European Jazz Conference 2018

Posted by on Sep 25, 2018 in Blog, Home Page, Jazz North News, News | No Comments
Jazz North represented at The European Jazz Conference 2018

Jazz North was represented at The European Jazz Conference 2018 earlier this month by Creative Directors Nigel Slee and Steve Mead. The conference ended on Sunday 16 September marking a record in attendances: 348 registered delegates from 40 countries in Europe and beyond (including USA, Brazil, Argentina, Australia, Turkey, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Armenia). For four consecutive […]