Applications are now open for the new round of our emerging artist scheme, Jazz North Introduces. Created to support artists in the first steps of their professional career, the scheme gives one exciting new ensemble their debut on the touring circuit. Alongside career development from Jazz North and mentoring from an established artist, the selected […]
Since 2013, Jazz North’s northern line has supported 67 jazz artists and ensembles from across thenorth with over 700 gigs. This year seven more northern-based ensembles have been selected to join the scheme. Beyond Albedo freese trio John Pope Quintet Nishla Smith Quintet Not Now Charlie, Rafe’s Dilemma SogoRock northern line enables artists to reach […]
Two outstanding bands of young musicians from Leeds are being given the chance to make their name as this year’s Jazz North Introduces artists.
We’re inviting expressions of interest from festivals, venues and promoters based in the North of England who would like to host the 2019 edition of the northern line showcase
We’re excited to announce the 6th roster of Ambassador Artists to be selected for northern line – the innovative model for touring which gives promoters the opportunity to programme high quality artists with low financial risk. Since its launch in 2013, northern line has featured 59 such ambassador artists who have performed 650 gigs to […]
Jazz North awarded £71,646 towards Alt-Shift-J pop-up jazz festival for younger audiences.
Taupe awarded place on the the innovative European emerging artist platform 12 Points 2017.
Jazz North East has teamed up with the Jazz Promotion Network (JPN) and Dutch Performing Arts (DPA) to invite promoters from across the British Isles as their guests to a full day of music by nine of the finest contemporary jazz artists from the Netherlands. Jazz North offering a limited number of travel bursaries for volunteer promoters based in North.
We believe that commissioning new music from northern jazz artists is both important and essential. Following a sector consultation with 25 artists and artistic directors, a pilot project with Manchester-based composer and improviser Rodrigo Constanzo and research into promoters’ operational capacity, we’ve asked Art of Festivals to conduct a survey on our behalf to help […]