Gateshead International Jazz Festival
Sam Healey writes about Skeltr’s pioneering trip to Reykjavik Jazz Festival as international ambassadors for Jazz North and northern line. One Saturday morning we woke up early – A much anticipated gig was finally upon us – Reykjavik Jazz Festival. Craig and I had wished to play in Iceland since long before we knew each […]
Two outstanding bands of young musicians from Leeds are being given the chance to make their name as this year’s Jazz North Introduces artists.
Four intense days in Ljubljana networking and listening to artists telling their life stories across different countries and continents.
Jazz in the North got another boost this week with the announcement that Stretch Trio have won this year’s prestigious Peter Whittingham Award.
An exciting week for The Stretch Trio as they prepare to launch their debut album
Originally from Lancashire but now based in Leeds, The Stretch Trio are the first young band to be given their first high-profile performances as part of the Jazz North Introduces scheme. The band features Andy French (Sax and EWI), Calvin Travers (Guitar) and Tom Higham (Drums) and they recently made their debut at the 2014 […]
Jazz North Introduces is a new scheme that will provide young northern jazz artists with their first high-profile performance. This new Jazz North initiative builds on the mjf introduces scheme to showcase the very best new jazz talent from across the north. Jazz North will showcase the Introduces programme at the Gateshead International Jazz Festival […]