the Team

What we do and our individual email addresses are below, but if you have a general question you can email and we will get back to you.

Heather Spencer

Programme Manager

If you want to link up with Jazz North as an artist or promoter then Heather is your go to. Get in touch anytime if you’re wondering how you can connect with us or the northern jazz scene.

Sally Currie

Sally Currie

Finance and Operations Manager

Loves spreadsheets and doing all the important things the scenes to keep our organisation on track.

Steve Mead

Director of Talent Development

Need to develop some talent? Steve’s also the Artistic Director at mjf, so he knows his onions.

Nigel Slee

Digital Director

Want help with live streaming? Can’t get that audio to sync with the visual? Nigel’s got the tech talk down to a T.

Chris Bye

Chris Bye


Ship-steerer, partnership-builder and general whip-cracker. Chris keeps us financially solvent whilst staying focused on developing awesome artists and providing top-level sector support.

Jazz North Trustees

Meet the Trustees

We’re always looking for trustees to join the Board. If you are interested please email

Perri Alleyne-Hughes

John Beck

Craig Chapman

Alex Douglas

Neil Dutton

Richard Henry

Jilly Jarman

Debra King (Chair)

Dennis Rollins

Jeni Tehan

Claire Umney