Chris 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.
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…)
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.
Martin Jones & Matt Smith – Scarborough Jazz
Martin has become an acknowledged expert in relaxed vocal and trumpet techniques. He now plays nationally and internationally within the jazz field. Saxophonist Matt Smith has toured and recorded throughout the UK and in Europe and is well known as a composer, educator and arranger. This is an exciting front line.
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Some clubs use more than one venue. Please check our venues page for details.
Their mission is to increase the profile of contemporary jazz in the North by developing opportunities for artists and building audiences through collective partnership working.