How Do We Get More Gigs?

Posted by on Sep 15, 2014 in News, Opportunity, projects | No Comments
How Do We Get More Gigs?

Laura Jurd and Ben Lowman playing with The Simon Read Octet at Northern Line showcase at mjf 2014   On Friday 19th September Jazz North presents How Do We Get More Gigs? An afternoon of panel discussion and Q&As aimed at jazz musicians. A panel of highly respected industry figures will discuss issues including creating […]

Jazz Experiment selected for Jazz North Introducing

Posted by on Jul 23, 2014 in News, Opportunity, partnerships | No Comments
Jazz Experiment selected for Jazz North Introducing

An outstanding band of young musicians is being given the chance to make its name, thanks to the Jazz North Introducing scheme which is run in partnership with jazz festivals from across the North of England.

Jazz North to join Arts Council England’s national portfolio of arts organisations

Posted by on Jul 1, 2014 in News, partnerships | No Comments
Jazz North to join Arts Council England’s national portfolio of arts organisations

Jazz North is pleased to announce that our application to Arts Council England to join their portfolio of national arts organisations has been successful. This is an exciting step for Jazz North as we continue to move forwards with our ambition to develop a new model for jazz delivery based upon collective partnerships. We look […]

Second Brass Fusion Project for Children and Young People in County Durham

Posted by on Mar 26, 2014 in News, partnerships, projects | No Comments

In 2013, a pilot project ‘Brass Fusion’ took place with New York Brass Band (NYBB) and Spennymoor Youth Band (SYB). The project enabled young brass musicians in County Durham to work with jazz musicians in a series of workshops and rehearsals that led to an exciting joint performance at Brass 2013 (see video). This year […]

Going UpFront in Penrith with BlueJam

Posted by on Mar 7, 2014 in News, Opportunity, partnerships | No Comments

Jazz North are to host a full day event at the UpFront gallery near Penrith on March 22nd in partnership with BlueJam Arts featuring seminars, forums and an evening concert. The day will give us a chance to meet the audiences, educators and musicians in the area and see the great work they do in […]

Pathways into jazz and improvisation for children and young people

Posted by on Mar 7, 2014 in News, partnerships | No Comments

Jazz North is running an education networking seminar in Leeds on Tuesday 11 March 2014 at Leeds College of Music. This seminar is recommended for anyone involved in jazz education in the North of England and who wants to know more about different models of jazz education for children and young people and learn more […]

Jazz North education networking seminar 11 March 2014

Posted by on Feb 10, 2014 in News, partnerships | No Comments

Theme: Pathways into jazz and improvisation for children and young people 12pm – 3pm Tuesday 11th March Leeds College of Music 3 Quarry Hill Leeds, West Yorkshire LS2 7PD This is an opportunity to find out what Jazz North can offer Music Education Hubs and the jazz education sector and hear case studies from hubs […]

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 […]

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 Music Consortium awarded £150,000 Catalyst Arts Bid

Posted by on Jun 6, 2013 in News | No Comments

Jazz North and fellow northern music organisations Durham Music Service, Soundwave Cumbria, InterOpera Ltd and National Youth Choirs Great Britain teamed together to bid for funding to help secure their future. Arts Council England has awarded almost £150,000 to the Northern Music Consortium through its Catalyst Arts: building fundraising capacity fund, which aims to boost […]