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Jordie Cooke guitar / Frankie O’Keeffe voice / Faye MacCalman tenor saxophone / Matthew Forster tenor & baritone saxophone / Geoff Bartholomew trumpet / John Pope bass / Dave McKeague, Oscar Cassidy drums

Saddle up for a ride into a heady, energetic world of samba reggae, punk-jazz and Afro-beat via Cumbria/Newcastle; tackling loss of cultures, community and changing society with good vibes, animal behaviour and raw energy.

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Manchester Jazz Collective


manchester jazz collective

Kyran Matthews, Jeff Guntren, Emily Burkhardt saxophones / Graham South, Nick Walters trumpets / Ellie Smith trombone / Rich McVeigh bass trombone / Andy Stamatakis-Brown piano / Paul Baxter double bass / Johnny Hunter drums

A democratic collaboration creating large-scale compositions and defying stylistic categorisation, expect rich orchestrations jostling with middle-Eastern harmonies, Afro-jazz and heavy metal.

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1 May

Mark Williams Trio


mark williams trio

Mark Williams guitar / Paul Susans bass guitar / Russ Morgan drums

Influences from rock, metal and fusion, with added electronic effects, give this guitar trio from Newcastle an edgier and more modern sound, yet with melody and improvisation still at its core.

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Emma Johnsons Gravy Boat in a cafe


emma johnson’s gravy boat
Emma Johnson tenor saxophone / Calvin Travers guitar / Sam Quintana bass guitar / Alasdair Wells drums

Lyrical, contemporary swing with emphasis on accessible melodies and warmth of sound, played by young instrumentalists who met at Leeds College of Music and have since formed a strong and joyful bond, immediately apparent in their sound.

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2 May




Aaron Wood trumpet, flugelhorn, electronics / James Girling guitar / Ali Roocroft piano, keyboards / Alasdair Simpson bass guitar / Matt Brown drums

RNCM alumni combining outstanding musicianship and spry energy with organic yet sophisticated compositions; light-footed grooves that call on late-‘60s/early-‘70s Miles Davis, prog rock and electronic music.

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Their sound spans European avant-garde and spiritual blues; exploring improvisation, at times peaceful and spacious, at others frenzied and angular, this Leeds trio offers a collective approach to the classic format.

Matthew Aplin piano / Tom Riviere double bass / Steve Hanley drums

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3 May

Paul Taylor


paul taylor

A solo recital from this Newcastle-based pianist, composer and improviser, whose trademark performances are rhapsodic journeys that lead listeners through twists and turns, complex harmonies and classical vignettes, with a restless capacity for invention.

Paul Taylor piano

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Hauntingly beautiful and uplifting, blending personal stories and an interest in musics from across the globe via Manchester, Lis uses pop-song formats to convey the intense darkness and light arising from humanitarian subjects such as war, loss and love.

Lis Murphy voice, violin / Mali Hayes voice / Kate Moran, Naomi Koop violins / Kath Ord viola / Awen Blanford cello / Liam Morson synth & piano / Mark Lewis double bass / Myke Wilson drums

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4 May




A Manchester duo combining acoustic strings and classical composition practices with loops and improvisation, conjuring up pieces that evolve and borrow from jazz, minimalism, folk, world and electronic dance music.

Rebekah Reid violin, loop pedal / Polly Virr cello, loop pedal

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1600 UK

viewers choice

Our facebook followers voted for a special stream for one of our 2018 northern line artists. The winning band was Ubunye.
Archipelago / Dan Whieldon Trio / Birkett & Fisk / Electrio / Ushaw Ensemble / Deep Cabaret / Ubunye / Perpetual Motion / Machine / Early Nite / Skeltr / Tiptoe

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Online Quiz

Take a few minutes to enter our online festival quiz for the chance to win a 30 day subscription to the amazing Moods Digital platform

NOLB Online Festival Quiz (CLOSED)

About Moods Digital…


Moods programmes Jazz, funk, soul, blues, electro or world 7 days a week from their venue in Zurich, Switzerland.

Since its beginning 25 year ago, Moods has become one of Europe’s prominent Jazz clubs and enjoys a well-deserved global reputation amongst musicians and critics alike.

Moods Digital Concert Club represents the world’s first concert venue with its own full-HD online broadcast channel, presenting internationally known artists as well as the young talents reflecting the future and multifaceted aspects of Jazz, world music, and high-quality innovative expressions.



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All performances will be streamed on and can be viewed on YouTube or the Jazz North website.