Jazz outreach project for Esk Valley, North Yorkshire

Posted by on Dec 17, 2013 in News, projects | No Comments

A new jazz outreach project is to start in January 2014 for 300 children at the 8 primary schools in the Esk Valley Alliance in North Yorkshire near Whitby. The project is the result of a partnership between Jazz North, NYMAZ, Live Music Now and the North Yorkshire Music Hub. The lead artists will be […]

Archive: Band applications now invited for northern line 2014-15

Posted by on Dec 13, 2013 in News, Opportunity | No Comments

[random-image attachmentids=”1414,1415,1416,1421,1445,1438,1431,1430,1428,1427,1425,1423,1422″] Picture: artists from northern line round 1 [closed 13.1.2014] Applications are now open for round 2 of northern line, Jazz North’s innovative scheme for supporting touring for northern jazz musicians across the north of England.

How to get more gigs?

Posted by on Dec 4, 2013 in Opportunity | No Comments

The next event in Jazz North’s series of professional development sessions for musicians takes place on December 16th 2pm-5pm at Lady Anne Middleton’s Hotel, York. The event, aimed at professional jazz musicians with at least 3 years gigging experience, will focus on areas including booking gigs and relationships with promoters, jazz media and receiving press […]

Northern line artists 'Djangologie' to undertake tour of Northern village halls

Posted by on Sep 26, 2013 in News, partnerships, projects | No Comments

  Northern line artists Djangologie are to undertake a tour of five village and community halls across the North of England this October as the result of an audience development project in partnership with Highlights rural touring scheme. The venues are small rural village halls and community centres who without the support of Highlights would […]

Jazz North: further board opportunities

Posted by on Sep 25, 2013 in News, Opportunity | No Comments

Further to successfully recruiting a team of new board members we have positions available for individuals with energy, enthusiasm and professional expertise in one or more of the following areas: Jazz practitioner with broad experience Fundraising (public and private sector) Finance Music education Digital technologies As a Board member you will have excellent communication skills […]

Meet The Dors, a new UK-France JazzShuttle collaboration

Posted by on Sep 17, 2013 in News, partnerships | No Comments

The Dors are a new UK-France collaboration uniting four musicians at the forefront of contemporary improvisation, composition and performance. Christophe de Bezenac and Sharkey are best known as two thirds of the critically-acclaimed, cutting edge trioVD, the band who took “a sledgehammer to preconceived limitations of jazz”. Eve Risser and Yuko Oshima are Donkey Monkey, […]

Northern Line artist films now online

Posted by on Aug 29, 2013 in projects | No Comments

In Spring 2013 a panel of musicians, industry experts and Jazz North selected a roster of 12 bands for Jazz North to work with and promote during 2013-14. As part of the process we commissioned Manchester based film and TV production company MadeinM1 to make  promotional films for each band combining live performance and interviews (Microscopic featured […]

Board Director opportunities with Jazz North

Posted by on Jul 16, 2013 in News, Opportunity | No Comments

We are looking for exceptional people with the profile, reputation and skills necessary to act as a powerful ambassador for Jazz North in any forum. A belief in the value of music and its creative community is essential; enthusiasm for jazz is desirable, though not essential. As a Board member you will have excellent communication […]

northern line artist roster update

Posted by on Jul 10, 2013 in News, projects | No Comments

The Artist Roster for northern line artists 2013-14 has been updated and can be seen at projects/northern-line-artists-2013-14. Artists are available to any promoter in the North of England with an artist fee subsidy. This means that promoters can choose from a high quality roster of jazz artists with low financial risk. The current roster of artists […]

Commission opportunities for Brass: Durham International Festival 2014

Posted by on Jun 13, 2013 in News, Opportunity | No Comments

Covering a fortnight of diverse events in July, Brass: Durham International Festival takes one of England’s most cherished musical traditions and challenges artists and audiences to explore its past, present and future with fresh eyes and ears. Brass: Pitch is an open call to creative practitioners, individual or collective, based in England working in any […]