Wakefield Youth Jazz Orchestra sectional day with Music For Life team

Posted by on Nov 3, 2014 in Blog, partnerships, projects | No Comments

Wakefield Youth Jazz Orchestra enjoy a special day being coached by Mike Walker, Iain Dixon, Dennis Rollins and Jo McCallum as part of the ‘Music for Life’ project.

Take Four and a Half

Posted by on Oct 27, 2014 in Blog, projects | No Comments
Take Four and a Half

Five young musicians from Bradford based quintet Take Four and a Half spent a day with Manchester based saxophonist / educator Iain Dixon as part of the Jazz North Introduces scheme.

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 […]

Composer-Improviser Rodrigo Constanzo to demonstrate dynamic score software in first public performance

Posted by on Sep 6, 2014 in News, partnerships, projects | No Comments
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.

Onze Heures Onze meet Leeds Scene

Posted by on Aug 18, 2014 in News, projects | No Comments
Onze Heures Onze meet Leeds Scene

French musicians Alexandre Herer and Oliver Laisney were invited over to the Manchester Jazz Festival by Jazz North to meet Northern musicians.

Recording Northern line artists at Manchester Jazz Festival

Posted by on Aug 16, 2014 in projects | No Comments
Recording Northern line artists at Manchester Jazz Festival

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

Manchester shines on Northern Line showcase day

Posted by on Jul 23, 2014 in News, projects | No Comments
Manchester shines on Northern Line showcase day

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, […]

JazzShuttle rendez-vous at Jazz Promotion Conference 23rd July 2014

Posted by on Jul 18, 2014 in News, partnerships, projects | No Comments
JazzShuttle rendez-vous at Jazz Promotion Conference 23rd July 2014

On 23 July Jazz North will be hosting a reception for UK promoters visiting the inaugural Jazz Promotion Network conference.

Second Brass Fusion Project for Children and Young People in County Durham

Posted by on Mar 26, 2014 in News, partnerships, projects | No Comments

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 […]