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Jemma Freese’s new music following loss of body strength

J Frisco and Maximo Park keyboardist, Jemma Freese, relaunches as a Jazz North northern line artist following her loss of body strength, including in her hands.

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New CEO for Jazz North

Jazz North announces the appointment of Chris Bye as Chief Executive to lead its next phase of development, growing opportunities for artists, audiences, promoters and young people across the north.

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How to start a career in the jazz industry

“Take every opportunity you can” – manchester jazz festival’s festival assistant, Ash Doherty, tells us how she landed a job at the city’s longest running music festival.

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Lesley Jackson steps down as CEO of Jazz North

We are sad to announce that our chief executive Lesley Jackson has decided to leave the company at the end of September.

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Six new trustees join the Jazz North board

Jazz North is excited to announce the appointment of six new trustees joining its dynamic board; Perrilena Alleyne Hughes, Richard Henry, Jilly Jarman, Dennis Rollins, Jeni Tehan and Jon Beck.

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JazzLeeds Reset Festival 21

The JazzLeeds reset programme this summer has seen a succession of UK international stars coming to Seven Arts in Chapel Allerton, Leeds with 14 concerts in total.

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Jazz North prepares to go Back to Live

Jazz North is working in partnership with northern venues to bring musicians back to venues and audiences in its new Back to Live project.

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‘A place to share their voice and to be heard’

In March 2021, Jazz North’s Jazz Camp for Girls was delivered online with five partners. Fiona Ross from Women in Jazz Media tells us how it went.

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Black Lives in Music launched to tackle racial inequality

Jazz North is pleased to be working with Black lives in Music who are calling for black musicians and music creators to take part in ground-breaking research.

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Jazz North award 14 bursaries – 75% new to our support

We are delighted to announce the awardees of our open bursary, a recent one-off initiative to respond to the ongoing challenging situation for the jazz industry in the north. From […]

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Secret Night Gang – making their own way

Helena Summerfield interviews Manchester-based Secret Night Gang (SNG), a soul jazz band started by two friends, saxophonist Callum Connell and vocalist Kemani Anderson […]

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How Jazz North Introduces changed our lives!

Rory Ingham is the frontman of Bonsai (formerly The Jam Experiment) who formed at Chetham’s School of Music in Manchester. The band won a place on Jazz North’s Introduces in 2014 […]

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