Art of Festivals is conducting a survey to understand better how commissioning new music can be better supported.
A high profile performance opportunity at 5 or more leading northern jazz festivals
Sheffield Music Hub in Partnership with Jazz North and Birley Community College hosted a 2 day Jazz holiday course.
“..a phone picture of your instrument can become a social object”. Musician and social media guru Steve Lawson @solobasssteve shares advice for musicians.
Artephis to get high-profile exposure at leading jazz festivals in the north, along with help in building their professional profile.
Jazz North Introduces – offering high profile showcase opportunities for young artists at Northern jazz festivals
Jazz North took a roadshow to the Upfront Theatre near Penrith for a shared day with Bluejam Arts
Pathways into Jazz and improvisation for children and young people
Jam Experiment – young northern jazz artists undertake their first high-profile showcase performances in 2014-15.
Interview with the musicians from the Anglo / French collaboration as part of JazzShuttle.
Want to book a northern line band? Visit the ‘artist booking’ page from northern line drop-down menu.
We asked a group of artists and promoters for their views about Northern Line. The promoters explain the benefits of low financial risk when booking Northern Line artists.
Audiences give their views on jazz and their experience of listening to northern line artists at Manchester Jazz Festival.
The system is currently being developed thanks to a commission by Jazz North and will be free available and documented throughout the process.
Brighter Sound presents the Manchester Youth Jazz Foundation, an innovative improvisation project for young people aged 11-18 – September 2015
Professional development training for jazz musicians across the North of England, featuring expert speakers in areas including marketing and PR, booking gigs, applying for funding and musician-led Collectives.
A jazz outreach project for 300 children at the 8 primary schools in the Esk Valley Alliance in North Yorkshire near Whitby.
Jazz North residential creative retreat for artists led by Tim Garland and Veronique Raingeval in the beautiful setting of Yewfield in the Lake District.
Education Networking for professionals involved in music education for children and young people.
Working in partnership with rural touring organisations to bring high quality jazz into village halls and community centres across the North of England.
Darlington’s ‘Head of Steam’ Railway Museum became a jazz venue with an outdoor free stage at the 2014 Darlington Jazz Festival as a JiOaUs partner.
and Unusual Spaces
Holmfirth Arts Festival commissioned the exciting ‘Ancient Waters’ project featuring collaboration between Arun Gosh and artist Fabric Lenny.
A new initiative to encourage collaboration between French and UK musicians in creative jazz and improvised music.
JAZZAHEAD! is Europe’s major jazz industry event. It has become a must-go networking event for the global jazz scene. We went on a mission to find out more…
Brighter Sound, One Education, The Northern School of Jazz worked with Jazz North to run a pilot series of Manchester Youth Jazz collective workshops at Band on the Wall in 2014
Norvol Jazz is the organisation for volunteer supported organisations involved in jazz promotion in the Northern region of England.
Jazz North and Brass: Durham International Festival working in partnership to enable a traditional youth brass band to work with jazz musicians from the New York Brass Band.
Jazz North is a member of the Europe Jazz Network, an association of producers and presenters of creative jazz and improvised musics. The annual EJN Europe Jazz Network General Assembly 2014 took place in Helsinki (Finland).
Get advice about applying for funding for jazz based projects on 26 April 2016
Understanding the funding system and how to apply for funding for a jazz based project idea can seem a mysterious and challenging subject!
We’re pleased to announce that we’re working in partnership with Arts Council England (ACE) to try a new way to help individuals and organisations get practical advice on how to prepare to make a funding bid for their jazz based project idea.
Arts Council England’s Grants for the arts programme can fund a wide variety of activity including artistic and audience development, production and touring.
You can now apply to book a 40 minute Skype session with representatives from the Arts Council and Jazz North on Tuesday 26 April. This will be subject to availability if there is more demand than spaces.
Practical advice to help make your jazz project idea become reality
To be eligible for these sessions, you must have read the guidance, have a project in mind and have familiarised yourself with the application form.
Advice and questions?
If you feel that you’re not quite ready to take part in the Skype session BUT would like to talk to someone from Jazz North about your idea then please get in touch by calling 0300 800 1234 or via our contact form and we’ll get back in touch to arrange a time to talk.
You can also speak to Arts Council England team if you have any technical queries regarding the application process via their enquiry line on 0845 300 6200.
Find out more
To request a Skype session on 26 April and find out more visit the following Arts Council England website page: www.artscouncil.org.uk/news/funding-advice-jazz-north (updated 30/3/2016)