New online video magazine from Jazz North

Posted by on Sep 15, 2020 in Artists, Blog, Jazz North News, News | One Comment

This Autumn we will be broadcasting a new online video magazine on social media hosted by presenters Megan Roe J Frisco and John Pope John Pope Quintet and Archipelago John and Megan say “In each episode we will be looking at what is topical and important to the musicians, the audiences and the promoters who make music in the north so vital. We’ll […]

Saxophonist Emma Johnson tells us what it was like to release new music in lockdown

Saxophonist Emma Johnson tells us what it was like to release new music in lockdown

During lockdown Leeds-based Emma Johnson’s Gravy Boat released a single called Where Were You Hiding? (feat. Nishla Smith). The track is the first song Emma Johnson has recorded with a vocalist. She has put pen to paper, specially for Jazz North, to tell us about why she came to release it, what it was like to put a […]

Arts Council National Lottery Project briefing webinar video

Posted by on Aug 7, 2020 in Artists, Blog, funding, Jazz North News, News | No Comments

Are you an artist or promoter thinking about applying to Arts Council England’s re-opened project funding scheme? We’ve now uploaded last week’s webinar to our Vimeo channel. Clickable Index – to make it easier to use the webinar we’ve added a clickable index. To use the index you’ll need to watch the video on our […]

Good luck Lucy!

Posted by on Aug 4, 2020 in Blog, Jazz North News, News | No Comments
Good luck Lucy!

We are sad to announce that we will soon be saying goodbye to Lucy Woolley, our Artist Development Programme Manager, who is leaving Jazz North in October to take on new challenges and concentrate on her roles at Jazz Promotion Network and Lancaster Jazz Festival. Lucy has been a valuable member of the team since […]

Three Artist Experiences of Socially Distanced Live Streamed Gigs at Manchester Jazz Festival

Three Artist Experiences of Socially Distanced Live Streamed Gigs at Manchester Jazz Festival

When mjf was cancelled due to Covid-19, the team raced against time to create a fully online festival. From 21st to 24th May 2020 mjf2020: Jazz Unlocked went live online with Jazz North and United We Stream as producing partners. Current and past Jazz North Northern Line artists Nishla Smith, Ubunye featuring Thandanani Gumede and […]

Update on Jazz North Northern Line and Introduces Schemes

Update on Jazz North Northern Line and Introduces Schemes

In light of the current health emergency, we have taken the difficult decision to pause the selection processes for both the Jazz North Northern Line and Introduces schemes until there is more certainty about how live performance will return. We understand that this will be disappointing news and want to reassure you that we remain […]

She Wasn’t Bad for a Girl – Jazz Camp for Girls by Helen Summerfield

Posted by on Jun 9, 2020 in Blog, Jazz North News, News, partnerships | No Comments
She Wasn’t Bad for a Girl – Jazz Camp for Girls by Helen Summerfield

As a young, female saxophonist I lost count of the number of times that I was told whenever I played that ‘you’re good for a girl’ or ‘you don’t sound like a girl’. Now, I’m sure these comments were only meant as a compliment but the truth was they niggled at me. What does a […]

Jazz after Covid19?

Posted by on May 7, 2020 in Blog, Jazz North News, News, Opportunity, partnerships | No Comments

WEBINAR 3:00 PM FRIDAY 8 MAY 2020 At 3pm Friday 8 May you’re invited to join a webinar with a panel of four Europe Jazz Network members talking about how their organisations have had to react and improvise solutions to the Coronavirus pandemic and also project forward with some blue sky thinking about 2021 and […]

Promoter Coffee Mornings on Zoom

Posted by on May 7, 2020 in Blog, Jazz North News | No Comments
Promoter Coffee Mornings on Zoom

Join me (Lucy – Jazz North’s Programme Manager) as I host a series of coffee mornings on Zoom for our promoter partners across the north to share knowledge and activity through these challenging times. Each week will focus on a different topic with an expert dropping in to give you a chance to ask questions […]

Covid-19 Statement from Jazz North – May 2020

Posted by on May 5, 2020 in Blog, Jazz North News, Misc | One Comment

Jazz North is monitoring the current guidance and ongoing impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. We have paused our programmes, including the Jazz North northern line and Introduces schemes, and are directing our efforts into supporting artists and promoters through this time. As an Arts Council England Sector Support Organisation, we are constantly talking to our […]