‘A place to share their voice and to be heard’ – Women in Jazz Media at Jazz Camp for Girls

‘A place to share their voice and to be heard’ – Women in Jazz Media at Jazz Camp for Girls

In March 2021, Jazz North’s Jazz Camp for Girls was delivered online with partners Women in Jazz Media, Conductive Music, J Frisco, Creative Heights, and BlueJam Arts. Fiona Ross from Women in Jazz Media tells us how it went…   I was incredibly excited to be involved in the Jazz Camp for Girls initiative this year, having first discovered […]

Jazz North award 14 bursaries – 75% of recipients new to our support

Posted by on Mar 12, 2021 in Jazz North News, Misc, News | No Comments
Jazz North award 14 bursaries – 75% of recipients new to our support

We are delighted to announce the awardees of our open bursary, a recent one-off initiative to respond to the ongoing challenging situation for the jazz industry in the north. From 81 applications, 14 bursaries were awarded to a range of artists, promoters, and educators across the area. A total of £6381 was awarded to help […]

Jazz North northern line and Introduces update

Posted by on Dec 17, 2020 in Jazz North News, Misc, News | No Comments
Jazz North northern line and Introduces update

We wanted to keep you updated if you’re anticipating a new round of recruitment for the next rosters of Jazz North’s northern line and Jazz North Introduces. You’ll hear from us as we develop our programmes, but recruitment is still paused for the moment. We want to honour the time left on the schemes for […]

Jazz North Action Learning Sets for Artists

Posted by on Dec 15, 2020 in Jazz North News, Misc, News | No Comments
Jazz North Action Learning Sets for Artists

Would you like to join Jazz North’s Action Learning Sets for artists? We anticipate some remaining spaces and are taking registers of interest from northern jazz artists who would like to join us. An Action Learning Set is a group of 5-8 people who meet regularly over a fixed period, they come together to find […]

Jez Matthews on livestreaming Jazz at the Lescar, garden gigs and the bumpy road ahead

Posted by on Oct 20, 2020 in Jazz North News, Misc | One Comment
Jez Matthews on livestreaming Jazz at the Lescar, garden gigs and the bumpy road ahead

As soon as lockdown happened, I wanted to try and livestream gigs, so I was pleased when pianist Sam Leak got in touch. Sam had been investigating what was required and wanted to give it a go; so we took our first leap into the new world. Our initial thoughts were that the gig livestream […]

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 […]

Musicians Directory now open.

Posted by on Mar 20, 2020 in Misc | No Comments

Today we released our new Musicians Directory as an immediate response to the Covid-19 situation. www.jazznorth.org/support-northern-jazz-musicians

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 […]

Help us re-design our website!

Posted by on Nov 11, 2019 in Jazz North News, Misc, News, Opportunity | No Comments

Can you spare 5 minutes to answer some questions to help us before we start re-designing our website wwww.jazznorth.org?

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 […]