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 […]

Funding for Musicians

Posted by on Mar 19, 2014 in News, Opportunity | No Comments
Funding for Musicians

Jazz North seminar in Leeds on March 24th in Leeds explaining funding sources available for jazz musicians. The session will take place at Leeds Club on Albion Street and will run from 2pm until 5pm. A panel of representatives from funding sources and successful artists will share experiences on criteria, successful applications, tips on applying and […]

Yewfield Creative Retreat

Posted by on Mar 14, 2014 in News, projects | No Comments

From Monday 10 – Thursday 13 March 11 musicians attended the first Jazz North residential creative retreat for artists led by Tim Garland and Veronique Raingeval in the beautiful setting of Yewfield in the Lake District. As well as band leaders and musicians from northern line round 1, the group included two Nordic Jazz Comet […]

Going UpFront in Penrith with BlueJam

Posted by on Mar 7, 2014 in News, Opportunity, partnerships | No Comments

Jazz North are to host a full day event at the UpFront gallery near Penrith on March 22nd in partnership with BlueJam Arts featuring seminars, forums and an evening concert. The day will give us a chance to meet the audiences, educators and musicians in the area and see the great work they do in […]

Pathways into jazz and improvisation for children and young people

Posted by on Mar 7, 2014 in News, partnerships | No Comments

Jazz North is running an education networking seminar in Leeds on Tuesday 11 March 2014 at Leeds College of Music. This seminar is recommended for anyone involved in jazz education in the North of England and who wants to know more about different models of jazz education for children and young people and learn more […]

12 bands and a solo artist for northern line round 2 roster

Posted by on Mar 1, 2014 in News, projects | No Comments

Jazz North announced the names of artists who will be joining their northern line roster on stage at The Liverpool Jazz Festival today. Northern line is Jazz North’s innovative scheme for supporting touring for northern jazz musicians across the north of England. The scheme aims to encourage new or cautious promoters to book selected northern […]

Jazz North education networking seminar 11 March 2014

Posted by on Feb 10, 2014 in News, partnerships | No Comments

Theme: Pathways into jazz and improvisation for children and young people 12pm – 3pm Tuesday 11th March Leeds College of Music 3 Quarry Hill Leeds, West Yorkshire LS2 7PD This is an opportunity to find out what Jazz North can offer Music Education Hubs and the jazz education sector and hear case studies from hubs […]

Manchester Youth Jazz Collective Spring 2014

Posted by on Feb 7, 2014 in News, projects | No Comments

Jazz North, Brighter Sound, One Education and The Northern School of Jazz are working in partnership to run a series of Manchester Youth Jazz collective workshops at Band on the Wall this Spring. Activities run over two Sunday afternoons (16th Feb and 16th March) and a three day Easter course (7th-9th April). For young instrumentalist and […]

'Jazz North Introduces' opportunity for young musicians under 25

Posted by on Jan 9, 2014 in News, Opportunity | No Comments

Jazz North Introduces is a new scheme that will provide young northern jazz artists with their first high-profile performance. This new Jazz North initiative builds on the mjf introduces scheme to showcase the very best new jazz talent from across the north. Jazz North will showcase the Introduces programme at the Gateshead International Jazz Festival […]