Yewfield Creative Retreat

Posted by on Mar 14, 2014 in News, projects | No Comments

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 […]

12 bands and a solo artist for northern line round 2 roster

Posted by on Mar 1, 2014 in News, projects | No Comments

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 […]

Manchester Youth Jazz Collective Spring 2014

Posted by on Feb 7, 2014 in News, projects | No Comments

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 […]

Jazz outreach project for Esk Valley, North Yorkshire

Posted by on Dec 17, 2013 in News, projects | No Comments

A new jazz outreach project is to start in January 2014 for 300 children at the 8 primary schools in the Esk Valley Alliance in North Yorkshire near Whitby. The project is the result of a partnership between Jazz North, NYMAZ, Live Music Now and the North Yorkshire Music Hub. The lead artists will be […]

Northern line artists 'Djangologie' to undertake tour of Northern village halls

Posted by on Sep 26, 2013 in News, partnerships, projects | No Comments

  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 […]

Northern Line artist films now online

Posted by on Aug 29, 2013 in projects | No Comments

In Spring 2013 a panel of musicians, industry experts and Jazz North selected a roster of 12 bands for Jazz North to work with and promote during 2013-14. As part of the process we commissioned Manchester based film and TV production company MadeinM1 to make  promotional films for each band combining live performance and interviews (Microscopic featured […]

northern line artist roster update

Posted by on Jul 10, 2013 in News, projects | No Comments

The Artist Roster for northern line artists 2013-14 has been updated and can be seen at projects/northern-line-artists-2013-14. Artists are available to any promoter in the North of England with an artist fee subsidy. This means that promoters can choose from a high quality roster of jazz artists with low financial risk. The current roster of artists […]

northern line goes to Newcastle

Posted by on Apr 15, 2013 in News, projects | No Comments

Monday 22 April @ The Live Theatre, Newcastle  Live Theatre, Broad Chare Quayside, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear NE1 3DQ See www.live.org.uk/whats-on-book/northern-line This is an opportunity to catch four of the most vibrant bands from the Northern jazz scene who are available from the current northern line roster. This showcase is an opportunity to experience […]

Teaching jazz to Children and Young people: Seminar Report

Posted by on Mar 31, 2013 in News, projects | No Comments

On 21st March, Jazz North hosted an event as part of the Leeds International Jazz Education Conference at Leeds College of Music. The theme of the session was What can Jazz North offer Music Education Hubs?. This was an opportunity for representatives from Music Education Hubs, delivery organisations and jazz educators from across the North to […]

Richard Iles' Microscopic to join northern line

Posted by on Mar 18, 2013 in News, projects | No Comments

Microscopic – a stripped back version of The Miniature Brass Emporium We are pleased to announce that Richard Iles’ Microscopic has joined northern line. Microscopic premiered in 2012 at the Manchester jazz festival at st Anne’s church in the city centre. It was described by Steve Mead ( mjf ) as the highlight of the […]