In 2014 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 artists from partner jazz development agencies Jazz Finland and Jazz Denmark.

The aims of the retreat were to:

  • focus on creative development
  • grow and expand their musical offer to audiences and promoters
  • continue to build confidence and resilience as musicians.

Another task for the musicians was to help Jazz North design next year’s residential for the next group of artists.

Photography by Porl Medlock.

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