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.
On 23 July Jazz North will be hosting a reception for UK promoters visiting the inaugural Jazz Promotion Network conference.
Jazz North is pleased to announce that our application to Arts Council England to join their portfolio of national arts organisations has been successful. This is an exciting step for Jazz North as we continue to move forwards with our ambition to develop a new model for jazz delivery based upon collective partnerships. We look […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 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 […]
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 […]
Northern line artists Djangologie are to undertake a tour of five village and community halls across the North of England this October as the result of an audience development project in partnership with Highlights rural touring scheme. The venues are small rural village halls and community centres who without the support of Highlights would […]
The Dors are a new UK-France collaboration uniting four musicians at the forefront of contemporary improvisation, composition and performance. Christophe de Bezenac and Sharkey are best known as two thirds of the critically-acclaimed, cutting edge trioVD, the band who took “a sledgehammer to preconceived limitations of jazz”. Eve Risser and Yuko Oshima are Donkey Monkey, […]