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 […]

Skeltr do Iceland

Posted by on Oct 21, 2018 in Artists, Home Page, Jazz North News, News | No Comments

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 […]

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 […]

Archipelago present ‘BETWEEN WAVES’

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

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 […]

A life lived for jazz – Chris de Saram, 1946 – 2018

Posted by on Sep 4, 2018 in Home Page, Jazz North News, News | No Comments

Chris de Saram 10th June 1946 – 21st August 2018 It is with great sadness that Wakefield Jazz announce that Chris de Saram, Wakefield Jazz promoter, has died aged 72. Chris de Saram was the mainstay of Wakefield Jazz from 2004, when he took over from Alec Sykes as the club’s Promoter, booking bands, hosting […]

Slow Loris and Jasmine revealed as the latest Jazz North Introduces beneficiaries

Slow Loris and Jasmine revealed as the latest Jazz North Introduces beneficiaries

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.