Saxophonist Emma Johnson tells us what it was like to release new music in lockdown

Saxophonist Emma Johnson tells us what it was like to release new music in lockdown

During lockdown Leeds-based Emma Johnson’s Gravy Boat released a single called Where Were You Hiding? (feat. Nishla Smith). The track is the first song Emma Johnson has recorded with a vocalist. She has put pen to paper, specially for Jazz North, to tell us about why she came to release it, what it was like to put a […]

Three Artist Experiences of Socially Distanced Live Streamed Gigs at Manchester Jazz Festival

Three Artist Experiences of Socially Distanced Live Streamed Gigs at Manchester Jazz Festival

When mjf was cancelled due to Covid-19, the team raced against time to create a fully online festival. From 21st to 24th May 2020 mjf2020: Jazz Unlocked went live online with Jazz North and United We Stream as producing partners. Current and past Jazz North Northern Line artists Nishla Smith, Ubunye featuring Thandanani Gumede and […]

Update on Jazz North Northern Line and Introduces Schemes

Update on Jazz North Northern Line and Introduces Schemes

In light of the current health emergency, we have taken the difficult decision to pause the selection processes for both the Jazz North Northern Line and Introduces schemes until there is more certainty about how live performance will return. We understand that this will be disappointing news and want to reassure you that we remain […]

Jazz after Covid19?

Posted by on May 7, 2020 in Blog, Jazz North News, News, Opportunity, partnerships | No Comments

WEBINAR 3:00 PM FRIDAY 8 MAY 2020 At 3pm Friday 8 May you’re invited to join a webinar with a panel of four Europe Jazz Network members talking about how their organisations have had to react and improvise solutions to the Coronavirus pandemic and also project forward with some blue sky thinking about 2021 and […]

Video Communication Tools Webinar 17/4/2020

10:00 am – 11:30 am UTC Friday 17 April Video Communication Tools Webinar with Enrico Bertelli, Conductive Music & Nigel Slee jazz North Feeling overwhelmed by video communication tools and want to create high quality audio and video for your online lessons or your club, festival or organisations communications? We can help. We’re offering a […]

Jazzahead 2020 Artist Bursaries available from Jazz Promotion Network

News from the Jazz Promotion Network of which Jazz North is a founder member. Jazz Promotion Network is pleased to be able to support the attendance of five artists based in England at this year’s Jazzahead in Bremen. Jazzahead runs between 23rd and 26th April 2020 and is one of the world’s largest international gatherings […]

She Wasn’t Bad For a Girl

Posted by on Mar 9, 2020 in Artists, Blog, Northern Line Artist, projects | No Comments

An all-star band featuring female jazz musicians associated with Jazz North and the Jazz Camp for Girls project have united to record ‘She Wasn’t Bad for a Girl’ by saxophonist Helena Summerfield. As Jazz North’s Jazz Camp for Girls Project Manager, Helena was inspired to write the song after thinking about some of the very […]

What have we been up to in 2019? #GettingJazzDone

Posted by on Dec 20, 2019 in Artists, Blog, News, partnerships, projects | No Comments

Curious about what Jazz North has been up to in 2019? We’ve been #GettingJazzDone – we’ve put together an infographic bring together all our 2019 activity.

Jazzwise magazine joins forces with Jazz North to live stream northern jazz

On Friday September 13 2019 our northern line showcase will be live streamed via a network of Live Stream Partners including Jazzwise direct from the outdoor stage at Lancaster Jazz Festival. This new network, with partners who share our aim to support northern and UK jazz scene, will increase the online reach and audience for […]

Jazz North Introduces Yaatri

Posted by on Aug 14, 2019 in Artists, Blog, Jazz North News, News | No Comments

Jazz North is giving one emerging band the chance to showcase their music at six leading jazz festivals in the north. Yaatri, based in Leeds, are the latest beneficiaries of Jazz North Introduces, a scheme which will offer them high-profile exposure at festivals in Lancaster, Marsden, Liverpool, Gateshead, Manchester and Durham, alongside career support and […]