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 […]
When our friends at Kala Sangam in Bradford asked for advice on which northern jazz artist might be interested to play with a visiting Indian artist Ravikiran it was natural to to think of violinist and northern line alumni Olivia Moore. Olivia, who is based in Manchester, is one of the UK’s most innovative and […]
The National Forum of Music situated in the heart of Wrocław, Poland. 4 halls with state-of-the-art acoustic conditions. Jazz North is a member of the Europe Jazz Network (EJN) and the 22nd September 2016 was the start of the 3rd European Jazz Conference in Wroclaw, Poland. Over a weekend full of debates, showcases and networking […]
Jazz North Ambassador Artist Richard Ormrod is to lead a weekend jazz workshop for young musicians 11-18 in Manchester. Richard arranges for, educates and conducts musicians of all ages and abilities, in both musicianship and improvisation at projects such as Dales Jam and the Jam Factory. The course is being run by Brighter Sound and […]
Here’s our press release announcing Artephis for the latest round of Jazz North Introduces. YOUNG NORTHERN JAZZ TALENT TO GET SIX FESTIVAL SHOWCASE GIGS An outstanding band of young musicians is being given the chance to make its name, thanks to a pioneering initiative by Jazz North, the organisation devoted to nurturing and showcasing talent. […]
Over 100 promoters have now discovered the benefits of booking northern line artists – highest quality musical experience with low financial risk. The success of the scheme has meant we have needed to improve the booking request process – rather than rely on receiving email requests. This week we are launching a new procedure for […]
In partnership with Darlington Youth Jazz Orchestra, Jazz North presents an afternoon of masterclasses and discussions on studying jazz, learning repertoire and playing in a small group.
We’re launching the third round of Jazz North Introduces today. Jazz North Introduces is a scheme that provides young northern jazz artists with their first high-profile showcase performances and mentoring with leading UK jazz artists.
Jazz North sets up creative exchange between Manchester-based Efpi Records and Paris’ Onze Heures Onze
Manchester-based label and collective Efpi is bound to Paris to play at festival Onze Heures Onze as part of a new international pilot programme to support creative and professional exchange between artists-promoters.
We are pleased to be able to release the names of the 12 artists selected for the 3rd round of Northern Line. The round 3 artists will be available with a subsidised artist fee from 1 September 2015 until 31 December 2016. Northern line enables promoters to book high quality artists with low financial risk.