Covid-19 Statement from Jazz North – May 2020

Posted by on May 5, 2020 in Blog, Jazz North News, Misc | One Comment

Jazz North is monitoring the current guidance and ongoing impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. We have paused our programmes, including the Jazz North northern line and Introduces schemes, and are directing our efforts into supporting artists and promoters through this time.

As an Arts Council England Sector Support Organisation, we are constantly talking to our funders in order to work out more ways we can help and support you. We don’t know what will happen next, and when venues will be able to open and play live jazz again, but we are working internally to continue to fulfil our mission to support the jazz sector as much as we can.

One thing we are doing to stay connected is to organise regular coffee mornings for Jazz North artists, northern jazz artists and northern jazz promoters as a chance to share experiences and knowledge during this lockdown. These drop-in sessions cover a broad range of topics and some informal chat, but really, it’s a chance for a virtual get together in this disconnected world. If you wish to join email to get the next dates.

Take this time to do what you need to do to look after yourself and your loved ones. We are here if you need us.

1 Comment

  1. Paul Ellis
    23 September, 2020

    Hi Lucy and team, I want to clarify what the position is regarding this years artists, ie will they be available to book next year? (all being well)
    We in Clitheroe (RVJBs) are starting discussions on the possibility of a jazz festival in May 2021 incl the possibilty for virtual performancies. Obviously we prefer the live format but I for one am wondering about the viability for May realistically, from a promoters point of view, ie the need to market tickets in January.

    Your help/support and continued commitment are very much appreciated.
    Take care and keep safe.
    Yours Paul Ellis (for Ribble Valley Jazz and Blues)


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