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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
NorvolJazz network agrees a relaunch revamp with a new board appointed at the Newcastle Jazz Festival network meeting on 6 October. Tributes were paid to the previous Norvoljazz chair Chris DeSaram who dies last month. Steve Crocker (JazzLeeds) has been appointed as the new chair to replace the late Chris DeSaram, and Gill Wilde (Grimsby Jazz Projects) as Secretary. The current set of network minutes from our hosts, Newcastle Festival of Jazz and Improvised Music Lit & Phil Society 6 October 2018.

We also have a new management group. See details here.


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:

Players’ Night – Scarborough Jazz

Date: 12 December, 2018

Time: 20:45

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

Players’ Night – Scarborough Jazz

This is always a night for surprises. Anyone who frequents Scarborough Jazz and would like to play or sing some jazz is welcome to perform. It’s an evening of variety and emerging talent. The resident trio will be happy to provide backing if required. Please contact Mike Gordon (01723 379818) if you would like to take part.

£5 on the door

Asaf Sirkis and Sylwia Bialas Duet – Jazz At The Lescar

Date: 12 December, 2018

Time: 20:45

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

Asaf Sirkis and Sylwia Bialas Duet – Jazz At The Lescar

Times and Price: (check website)

Satori – Sheffield Jazz

Date: 14 December, 2018

Time: 20:00

Location: Crookes Social Club, Mulehouse Road, Sheffield S10 1TD

Satori – Sheffield Jazz

Josephine Davies: sax; Dave Whitford: bass; James Maddren: drums.

Full £15, Concessions £12, Student with NUS card £8, 15 – 18 year olds £3, Under 15s Free.

Harlem Hot Stompers – Jazz in the Spa

Date: 15 December, 2018

Time: 20:00

Location: Village Hall High Street Boston Spa LS23 6AA

Harlem Hot Stompers – 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)

Christmas Party jam session – JazzLeeds

Date: 16 December, 2018

Time: 13:30

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

Christmas Party jam session – JazzLeeds

Our Christmas jazz jam – with appearances from the Jazz Workshop and Jazz Voices Choir – come down and enjoy the fun

Christmas Party jam session @Inkwell 1.30-4pm (Doors 1pm)

Tickets £7 full £5 concessions – performers pay as you feel (suggested contribution £5)

Viper Time – Jazz At The Lescar

Date: 19 December, 2018

Time: 20:45

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

Viper Time – Jazz At The Lescar

Times and Price: (check website)

Christmas Party with the New York Brass Band – Scarborough Jazz

Date: 19 December, 2018

Time: 20:45

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

Christmas Party with the New York Brass Band – Scarborough Jazz

For our Christmas party leader James Lancaster is putting together a special selection of some of Yorkshire’s finest musicians. Their repertoire reflects a broad range of styles from jazz to pop, reggae to funk and New Orleans to ska. So it’s going to be a very jolly and entertaining evening. And there’ll be food to go with it!

‘A must see genre-splitting band’ – The Guardian

£6 on the door

Wigan Christmas Jazz Club – Wigan Jazz Club

Date: 28 December, 2018

Time: 12:30

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

Wigan Christmas Jazz Club – Wigan Jazz Club

Join us for our annual post Christmas showcase for Wigan’s three young bands – the Schools’ Swing Band, the Youth Big Band and the Youth Jazz Orchestra. This festive family day gives the next generation of players a chance to show what they can do.

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

Dove Jazz Club Xmas Extravaganza – Dove Jazz

Date: 29 December, 2018

Time: 20:00

Location: The Community Centre, Dove Holes, Nr Buxton, High Peak, Derbyshire SK17 8DU

Dove Jazz Club Xmas Extravaganza – Dove Jazz

Party Night with great music and complimentary Sausage Rolls & Mincies.

All gigs £8.00

Savannah Jazz Band – Jazz in the Spa

Date: 5 Jan, 2019

Time: 20:00

Location: Village Hall High Street Boston Spa LS23 6AA

Savannah Jazz Band – 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)

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Some clubs use more than one venue. Please check our venues page for details.

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