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Chris de Saram - norvoljazz.orgChris de Saram (10 June 1946 – 21 August 2018)

A life lived for jazz
It is with great sadness that Wakefield Jazz announce that Chris de Saram, Wakefield Jazz promoter, has died aged 72.

Please click on this link to see more information.

 


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Here’s a surprise – we’re number 5 in the UK jazz blogs – we beat the Guardian!
Thanks for all your support in providing the information over the past five years folks – keep ’em coming, must be doing some good… Glad to report also that Lance Liddle’s Bebop Spoken Hear blog, based in Newcastle, was number 3 in the same chart!

If jazz clubs want their gigs or news on the blog, send 350 words and a picture to the editor, Steve Crocker


Our Latest News and Developments
Read all about the NorVol Jazz Internships for Club Organisers, the club roundup and other current plans in the current set of network minutes from our hosts, Ribble Valley Jazz Festival, on 5 May 2018.


Emerging Artist Programme

Leeds College of Music, together with Norvoljazz network, have organised six jazz groups in an emerging artist programme – if you would like to book one of these bands – say as a support band, or to fill a gap in your programme in the near future, do get in touch. (Read more…)


See our members here      See our Venues/A-Z of clubs in North        Check Jazz days here

All the latest NorVol Jazz Minutes – click here – See the photo and NorVol banner here

Remember too, that Jazz Festivals run throughout the year! Check our Festivals page.

Changes to our website
We have updated and changed some aspects of the NorVol Jazz website. Click here for details of the changes.

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Current Events:

Jon Taylor – Scarborough Jazz

Date: 19 September, 2018

Time: 20:45

Location: The Cask Inn, Cambridge Terrace, Scarborough,YO11 2LQ

Jon Taylor – Scarborough Jazz

Jon doesn’t like marketing himself so he says: ‘Please choose any or all of the following adjectives and insert them in the text at your discretion.

Superb, Exciting, Scintillating, Daring, Creative, Intriguing, Beautiful, Wonderful, Giving, Caring, Marvellous, Humble, Brilliant, Louder, faster and higher… than anyone else!’ He’s a great sax and flute player and a pretty cool singer.

£5 on the door

Babelfish – Jazz Northeast

Date: 20 September, 2018

Time: 20:00

Location: Jazz Café, 25 Pink Lane, Newcastle NE1 5DW

Babelfish – Jazz Northeast

Admission £10.00 (£8.00 concessions)

Shades of Jazz – Jazz in the Spa

Date: 22 September, 2018

Time: 20:00

Location: Village Hall High Street Boston Spa LS23 6AA

Shades of Jazz – Jazz in the Spa

(Doors – 7:00.pm. Music 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm)

Unlicensed Venue. Bring your own bottle or whatever!

(Prices vary between £8 and £10)

John Williamson Quartet feat Matt Anderson – JazzLeeds

Date: 23 September, 2018

Time: 13:30

Location: Inkwell Arts, 31 Potternewton Lane, Chapel Allerton, Leeds LS7 3LW

John Williamson Quartet feat Matt Anderson – JazzLeeds

Tickets £9 full £7 concession £5 under 25

Nicola Farnon Trio – Scarborough Jazz

Date: 26 September, 2018

Time: 20:45

Location: The Cask Inn, Cambridge Terrace, Scarborough,YO11 2LQ

Nicola Farnon Trio – Scarborough Jazz

We have booked a very special band for this pre- Scarborough Jazz Festival gig. Nicola Farnon is an amazing singer and bassist. She’s lively and charismatic and is backed by Piero Tucci on sax and piano and Phil Johnson on drums and percussion. We sold out last year and had to turn people away. So get your tickets well in advance.

£8 on the door

Daniel Karlsson Trio – Jazz Northeast

Date: 28 September, 2018

Time: 20:00

Location: Jazz Café, 25 Pink Lane, Newcastle NE1 5DW

Daniel Karlsson Trio – Jazz Northeast

Admission £8.00 (£6.00 concessions)

Strictly Smoking Big Band – Wigan Jazz Club

Date: 30 September, 2018

Time: 12:30

Location: Whelley ex-Servicemen's Club, Vauxhall rd, Wigan, WN1 3LU

Strictly Smoking Big Band – Wigan Jazz Club

Admission £12.00 (£11.50 concessions, £11.00 WJC members) unless otherwise stated.

Samantha Wright Quintet / Bela Horvath Trio – Jazz At The Lescar

Date: 3 October, 2018

Time: 8:45

Location: The Lescar Hotel, Sharrowvale Road, Sheffield S11 8ZF

Samantha Wright Quintet / Bela Horvath Trio – Jazz At The Lescar

Price  £9

A double bill event. Music starts at 8.45 pm, doors 8.15 pm

Advance tickets are available for all Jazz at the Lescar gigs from Porter Brook Gallery (Sheffield Music Shop), Hickmott Road, (open 10 am – 5 pm, Tuesday – Saturday).

Also confirmed:

10th October 2018 Sam Rapley
17th October 2018 Land of If
24th October 2018 Josh Schofield Quartet + Morpher Double Bill
31st October 2018 Olie Brice Quintet

Graeme Wilson Quartet – Jazz Northeast

Date: 5 October, 2018

Time: 21:00

Location: Jazz Café, 25 Pink Lane, Newcastle NE1 5DW

Graeme Wilson Quartet – Jazz Northeast

Album Launch

Featuring:
Paul Edis
Graeme Wilson
Andy Champion
Adam Sinclair

Admission £8.00 (£6.00 concessions)

Ubunye – JATP Jazz

Date: 5 October, 2018

Time: 20:30

Location: Glyde House, Glydegate, Little Horton Road, Bradford, BD5 0AD

Ubunye – JATP Jazz

Ubunye (‘one-ness’) unites singers (now Huddersfield-based) hailing from Kwa Zulu Natal in South Africa with gospel and R’n’B players from Yorkshire, in an inspirational blend of jazz, Isigqi – traditional Zulu music – and Afro-pop.

Ticket price from £7 or £5 for members and Students.

Doors 7:45 pm, gigs start 8:30 pm

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