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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
We are now recruiting artists for Round 7 of our flagship artist support scheme. northern line is an innovative scheme which supports jazz artists career development, through subsidised touring, mentoring and industry support. Since launching its first round in 2013, the scheme has supported 67 bands with over 700 gigs. Artists wishing to apply to […]
jazzahead! is the European jazz industry event that takes place in Bremen at the end of April every year. If you’re an artist and you feel you’re ready to start making new connections in Europe then it’s an indispensable first step. There is also the opportunity to apply for a showcase gig at jazzahead!. It’s […]
We’re inviting expressions of interest from festivals, venues and promoters based in the North of England who would like to host the 2019 edition of the northern line showcase
For five days in May we will be running our virtual online jazz festival – Northern Online Broadcasts. During the festival we will be broadcasting performances from last year’s northern line showcase at MJF via social media. The performances will be broadcast at different times of the day and you’ll be able to watch on […]
Jazz North is seeking an external consultant to undertake and evaluation of its northern line programme.
We can’t believe we now recruiting artists for the sixth round of northern line! Here are the 58 bands who’ve been on the first 5 year’s of the scheme. northern line offers promoters the opportunity to book the highest-quality artists with low financial risk and enables artists to tour outside of their local area.