Onze Heures Onze meet Leeds Scene

Posted by on Aug 18, 2014 in News, projects | No Comments
Onze Heures Onze meet Leeds Scene

French musicians Alexandre Herer and Oliver Laisney were invited over to the Manchester Jazz Festival by Jazz North to meet Northern musicians.

Jazz Experiment selected for Jazz North Introducing

Posted by on Jul 23, 2014 in News, Opportunity, partnerships | No Comments
Jazz Experiment selected for Jazz North Introducing

An outstanding band of young musicians is being given the chance to make its name, thanks to the Jazz North Introducing scheme which is run in partnership with jazz festivals from across the North of England.

Manchester shines on Northern Line showcase day

Posted by on Jul 23, 2014 in News, projects | No Comments
Manchester shines on Northern Line showcase day

The fine summer weather drew out the crowds to the Manchester Jazz Festival on Monday 21 July and the Jazz North Northern Line showcase day. Over 7,000 people came into the Thwaites Festival Pavilion area during the event in which 12 bands performed over 11 hours. From the midday start with The John Ellis Trio, […]

JazzShuttle rendez-vous at Jazz Promotion Conference 23rd July 2014

Posted by on Jul 18, 2014 in News, partnerships, projects | No Comments
JazzShuttle rendez-vous at Jazz Promotion Conference 23rd July 2014

On 23 July Jazz North will be hosting a reception for UK promoters visiting the inaugural Jazz Promotion Network conference.

Northern line showcase 21 July @ mjf

Posted by on Jul 4, 2014 in News | No Comments
Northern line showcase 21 July @ mjf

Monday 21 July is the date for a special showcase day featuring 12 Northern line artists. 12 bands will play in 12 hours from 12pm at three central Manchester venues in close walking distance. All performances will be free admission. For more information about the artists see Northern line round 2 roster. Manchester Jazz Festival […]

Jazz North to join Arts Council England’s national portfolio of arts organisations

Posted by on Jul 1, 2014 in News, partnerships | No Comments
Jazz North to join Arts Council England’s national portfolio of arts organisations

Jazz North is pleased to announce that our application to Arts Council England to join their portfolio of national arts organisations has been successful. This is an exciting step for Jazz North as we continue to move forwards with our ambition to develop a new model for jazz delivery based upon collective partnerships. We look […]

Jazz North Introduces: opportunity for young northern jazz artists

Posted by on May 7, 2014 in News, Opportunity, partnerships | No Comments
Jazz North Introduces:  opportunity for young northern jazz artists

Jazz North Introduces is a new scheme that will provide young northern jazz artists with their first high-profile performance. This initiative builds on the mjf introduces scheme to showcase the very best new jazz talent from across the north. A pilot version of the scheme was run earlier this year with Leeds’ band The Stretch […]

Jazz North Introduces 'The Stretch Trio' at GIJF 2014

Posted by on Apr 16, 2014 in News, Opportunity | No Comments

Originally from Lancashire but now based in Leeds, The Stretch Trio are the first young band to be given their first high-profile performances as part of the Jazz North Introduces scheme. The band features Andy French (Sax and EWI), Calvin Travers (Guitar) and Tom Higham (Drums) and they recently made their debut at the 2014 […]

Second Brass Fusion Project for Children and Young People in County Durham

Posted by on Mar 26, 2014 in News, partnerships, projects | No Comments

In 2013, a pilot project ‘Brass Fusion’ took place with New York Brass Band (NYBB) and Spennymoor Youth Band (SYB). The project enabled young brass musicians in County Durham to work with jazz musicians in a series of workshops and rehearsals that led to an exciting joint performance at Brass 2013 (see video). This year […]