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 […]

Three Artist Experiences of Socially Distanced Live Streamed Gigs at Manchester Jazz Festival

Three Artist Experiences of Socially Distanced Live Streamed Gigs at Manchester Jazz Festival

When mjf was cancelled due to Covid-19, the team raced against time to create a fully online festival. From 21st to 24th May 2020 mjf2020: Jazz Unlocked went live online with Jazz North and United We Stream as producing partners. Current and past Jazz North Northern Line artists Nishla Smith, Ubunye featuring Thandanani Gumede and […]

Update on Jazz North Northern Line and Introduces Schemes

Update on Jazz North Northern Line and Introduces Schemes

In light of the current health emergency, we have taken the difficult decision to pause the selection processes for both the Jazz North Northern Line and Introduces schemes until there is more certainty about how live performance will return. We understand that this will be disappointing news and want to reassure you that we remain […]

Jazzahead 2020 Artist Bursaries available from Jazz Promotion Network

News from the Jazz Promotion Network of which Jazz North is a founder member. Jazz Promotion Network is pleased to be able to support the attendance of five artists based in England at this year’s Jazzahead in Bremen. Jazzahead runs between 23rd and 26th April 2020 and is one of the world’s largest international gatherings […]

She Wasn’t Bad For a Girl

Posted by on Mar 9, 2020 in Artists, Blog, Northern Line Artist, projects | No Comments

An all-star band featuring female jazz musicians associated with Jazz North and the Jazz Camp for Girls project have united to record ‘She Wasn’t Bad for a Girl’ by saxophonist Helena Summerfield. As Jazz North’s Jazz Camp for Girls Project Manager, Helena was inspired to write the song after thinking about some of the very […]

Zoe Gilby awarded Jazz Vocalist of the Year at the 2019 Parliamentary Jazz Awards

Posted by on Dec 4, 2019 in Artists, News, Northern Line Artist | One Comment

The northern jazz scene was well represented last night at the 2019 Parliamentary Jazz Awards organised by the All Parliamentary Jazz Appreciation Group (APJAG) in the swish surroundings of Pizza Express Live in Holborn, London will three northerners shortlisted for awards – Jamil Sheriff (Educator of the Year), Marsden Jazz Festival (Venue or promoter of […]