NorVol at Wigan 8 July 2017

Key issues discussed at  the meeting

  1. Jazz promoter internship scheme – it was agreed that we go ahead with submitting a bid to Arts Council England for a paid internship scheme to help voluntary promoters with succession planning and provide opportunities for younger promoters to learn the ropes.  Norvol network clubs would be contacted in the near future with outline of the project and an expression of interest form to apply for hosting one of the Norvol/JazzNorth internships
  2. Emerging artists programme– interested Northern promoters were asked to offer date/s in April and early May 2018 in their programme to take Leeds College of Music final year BA jazz student performing assessment pieces
  3. Peer reviews –Northern promoters were asked to put forward a couple of gigs in their forthcoming programme that can be offered out for peer review by other clubs and promoters


Next network meeting will be at Scarborough Jazz festival meeting on Sat 23 September 10 for coffee, 10:30 am start- 1:00 pm


The secretary reminded all promoters to sign up for the Northern Jazz Live promoter blog  if they haven’t already in order to get the news of what’s going on quicker. He thanked everyone for their contribution to the blog in the meantime reminded clubs and festivals that they needed to submit any contributions about autumn jazz programmes very soon.

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Frosty Christmas as The Central

Richard Hardy writes

Dear Jazz at The Central supporter

Central XmasA quick reminder for this week’s line-up. That’s this Thursday 11th December. Then, an easy one to remember, we will be re-starting jazz at The Central 2015 just four weeks later i.e. Thursday 8th January 2015.

For next year, we have already managed to line up two Jazz nights with two separate bands, both which have appeared several times in the national Jazz Reviews, real top notch bands making a mark on the British Jazz circuit. More details to follow. The Central (on Wellington Street, Leeds) is possibly one of few Jazz venues in the region where it is being run in the style of a Jazz Club with different bands being organised for each fortnight yet with free admission, so please do support this new Jazz venue and keep spreading the work.

Look forward to seeing you for our last Jazz night of 2014.

Yo Ho Ho

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