COVID-19 Statement from Jazz North

Posted by on Mar 17, 2020 in Blog, Jazz North News | No Comments

Jazz North is monitoring the current guidance and ongoing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Following advice, at this time we are not holding any public events and have cancelled the remaining two Jazz Camp for Girls sessions at the end of March, and the Jazz North Education Conference in June. As an Arts Council England […]

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 […]

Female Jazz Musicians Rise Up to Record ‘She Wasn’t Bad for a Girl’ Released on International Women’s Day

Posted by on Mar 9, 2020 in Blog, Jazz North News, News | No Comments
Female Jazz Musicians Rise Up to Record ‘She Wasn’t Bad for a Girl’ Released on International Women’s Day

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 silly […]

Jazz North Expands Jazz Camp for Girls Giving More Girls the Opportunity to Flourish Under Female Role Models

Posted by on Jan 21, 2020 in Blog, Jazz North News, News, projects | 2 Comments
Jazz North Expands Jazz Camp for Girls Giving More Girls the Opportunity to Flourish Under Female Role Models

Following the success of 2019’s Jazz Camp for Girls, Jazz North has made the camp bigger for 2020 and is taking it to more places across the north of England including Sage Gateshead and The Northern Jazz Centre in Doncaster. Overall, six weekend workshops will take place in February and March in Gateshead, Greater Manchester, […]

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.

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 […]