How Jazz North Introduces changed our lives!

Posted by on Feb 1, 2021 in Artists, Blog, Jazz North News, News | No Comments
How Jazz North Introduces changed our lives!

Photograph © Olivia Da Costa www.instagram.com/oliviadacostaphoto Rory Ingham is the frontman of Bonsai (formerly The Jam Experiment) who formed at Chetham’s School of Music in Manchester. The band won a place on Jazz North’s Introduces in 2014 and they are still the only under 19 band picked for the scheme that provides young northern jazz […]

Jazz North launches a one-off open bursary to support northern jazz professionals

Posted by on Jan 18, 2021 in Artists, Blog, Jazz North News, News, Opportunity | 2 Comments
Jazz North launches a one-off open bursary to support northern jazz professionals

In response to the ongoing challenging situation for the jazz industry in the north, we are offering one-off bursaries to jazz artists, promoters, educators and other jazz professionals living and working in the north of England, of up to £500. These funds can be spent on any aspect of your work and professional development that […]

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 […]

Sunday Jazz @ The Globe – live streams in December

Posted by on Dec 3, 2020 in Jazz North News, News | No Comments
Sunday Jazz @ The Globe – live streams in December

The Globe is a community-owned, multi-genre music venue in Newcastle, and its live music programme has extended throughout 2020 lockdowns thanks to  innovative live streams, three days a week, spanning Folk, Americana, Rock, Blues, Jazz and Classical music.  The Sunday night Jazz sessions have been a particular success, and the December line up is the […]

Musician and Promoter Drop-Ins on Zoom

Posted by on Dec 3, 2020 in Jazz North News, News | No Comments
Musician and Promoter Drop-Ins on Zoom

We host a number of drop-in sessions on Zoom for both musicians and promoters, separately and together. Covering a broad range of topics and some informal chat, they are a chance for a virtual get together in a disconnected world. Next dates are:   Musician & Promoter Drop-In: Touching Base Thursday 10th December 4.30pm Aiming […]

DJAZZ co-director Heather Spencer is Jazz North’s new Programme Manager

Posted by on Nov 24, 2020 in Jazz North News, News | No Comments
DJAZZ co-director Heather Spencer is Jazz North’s new Programme Manager

Having been working in jazz for a few years now, I’ve come to learn a lot about the breadth and variety of jazz in the north and have had the chance to meet a lot of the musicians, educators and organisers making it happen. My work history has been centred up in the North East, […]

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 […]

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 […]