Call for bands for Northern Line Round 3

Posted by on Jan 2, 2015 in Blog, News, Opportunity, projects | No Comments
Call for bands for Northern Line Round 3

Our first post in 2015 and what better way to start than to say that we’re opening the Northern Line Round 3 application process. As in previous years, the application will be completed via an online form on this website. Any musicians interested in applying should download and read the Northern Line Guidance Notes 2015. […]

Digital Media for Musicians, October 7th Leeds

Posted by on Sep 30, 2014 in News, Opportunity | No Comments
Digital Media for Musicians, October 7th Leeds

In a continuing programme of professional development sessions for jazz musicians, Jazz North is presenting a ‘Digital Media for Musicians’ seminar on Tuesday October 7th featuring renowned solo bassist, digital media guru and writer Steve Lawson. Steve will discuss his career in music and cover areas including connecting with audiences through the internet, use of […]

Get involved – Open Dors want your photographs for Autumn tour

Posted by on Sep 16, 2014 in News, Opportunity, projects | No Comments
Get involved – Open Dors want your photographs for Autumn tour

In partnership with Outer Circle, Jazz Shuttle and with support from Arts Council England, Anglo-French quartet DORS are excited to announce a collaboration with digital artist Paul Miller on their upcoming tour. The quartet’s first performance was commissioned by Manchester Jazz Festival (mjf) and the initial project rehearsals and performance were jointly supported by mjf, Jazz […]

How Do We Get More Gigs?

Posted by on Sep 15, 2014 in News, Opportunity, projects | No Comments
How Do We Get More Gigs?

Laura Jurd and Ben Lowman playing with The Simon Read Octet at Northern Line showcase at mjf 2014   On Friday 19th September Jazz North presents How Do We Get More Gigs? An afternoon of panel discussion and Q&As aimed at jazz musicians. A panel of highly respected industry figures will discuss issues including creating […]

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.

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

'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 […]