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 […]
Composer-Improviser Rodrigo Constanzo to demonstrate dynamic score software in first public performance
On September 18th at Fuel Café in Withington, a suite of new works will be premiered showcasing the system’s robust capabilities. This project is being supported as a Jazz North commission.
Barkley McKay of Valley Wood Studio was part of the media team capturing Northern Line artist performances at mjf in July. His challenge was to record four bands at two venues in the centre of Manchester. You can read his report of the day on the Valley Wood Studio website. valleywoodstudio.tumblr.com/../recording-live-manchester-jazz-festival
The fine summer weather drew out the crowds to the Manchester Jazz Festival on Monday 21 July and the Jazz North Northern Line showcase day. Over 7,000 people came into the Thwaites Festival Pavilion area during the event in which 12 bands performed over 11 hours. From the midday start with The John Ellis Trio, […]
On 23 July Jazz North will be hosting a reception for UK promoters visiting the inaugural Jazz Promotion Network conference.
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 […]
From Monday 10 – Thursday 13 March 11 musicians attended the first Jazz North residential creative retreat for artists led by Tim Garland and Veronique Raingeval in the beautiful setting of Yewfield in the Lake District. As well as band leaders and musicians from northern line round 1, the group included two Nordic Jazz Comet […]
Jazz North announced the names of artists who will be joining their northern line roster on stage at The Liverpool Jazz Festival today. Northern line is Jazz North’s innovative scheme for supporting touring for northern jazz musicians across the north of England. The scheme aims to encourage new or cautious promoters to book selected northern […]
Jazz North, Brighter Sound, One Education and The Northern School of Jazz are working in partnership to run a series of Manchester Youth Jazz collective workshops at Band on the Wall this Spring. Activities run over two Sunday afternoons (16th Feb and 16th March) and a three day Easter course (7th-9th April). For young instrumentalist and […]