Northern Jazz Promoters – the new name for NorVol Jazz
We are now using our new name of Northern Jazz Promoters (NJP) Read more here
JATP Jazz, Bradford – new venue. See details here.
Recent Northern Jazz promoters “Meet Up” at Scarborough Spa, during Scarborough Jazz Festival Sat 21 Sept, 2019 (See more here)
“I was really pleased to present the award of jazz vocalist of the year to a real favourite in our area, Newcastle’s Zoe Gilby, who is not only a fantastic singer but also does so much to support jazz promoters in the region.” – Steve Crocker
Education Partnership for jazz promoters
Network members are asked if you would be interested in taking part in the new Education Partnership for jazz promoters and their Music Education Hubs. If so please let Gill Wilde know on
Our Latest News and Developments
The network has approved new objectives to allow membership by all promoters of jazz whether voluntary, pop up, musician led, commercial or public funded. They also approved the new “gold” logo (seen on this front page). The current set of minutes from our Manchester Jazz Festival Meeting on Sat 25 May are attached. Northern Jazz Promoters. The next meet-up (and our AGM) will be at Scarborough Jazz Festival @Scarborough Spa Sat 21 Sept 10 for 10.30am. All welcome.
Emerging Artist Programme
Leeds College of Music, together with NJP (formerly NorVol Jazz) network, organised six jazz groups in an emerging artist programme that took place during April and May 2019. We have agreed to run another programme with the College in April and May 2020. 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.
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 NJP website. Click here for details of the changes.
Players’ night – Scarborough Jazz
Another opportunity for members of our audience who play an instrument or sing to come on stage and perform a couple of numbers. A fun evening of diverse and surprising musical talents. MG3 is happy to provide backing. Please contact Mike Gordon (01723 379818) if you would like to take part.
ChapelFM Jazz Orchestra – JazzLeeds
ChapelFM Jazz Collective has built a reputation as a vibrant and dynamic big band that plays a fantastically diverse range of music to please both the head and the heart. Expect great vocals, exciting grooves and great jazz solos as you listen to a range of jazz, funk, neo-soul, afro-beat and original tunes.
The Swing of Things – Huddersfield Jazz
Come join us in Café Society for the final act as part of our Autumn & Winter 2019 season. Huddersfield Jazz and Café Society are proud to welcome back one of our most popular artists, the fabulous Swing Of Things.
Five piece band Swing of Things play hot stuff from Django to Jump & Jive, featuring songs and instrumentals from the Americas, Europe and everything in-between. Come join us for a fantastic 2 hours of Continental Swing to finish off 2019!
Tom Prior – Guitar & Vocals
Andy Wallis – Clarinet & Baritone Sax
Carl Wallis – Guitar & Vocals
Ed Armitage – Fiddle
Stan Sagan – Double Bass
Admission: £10 adult, or Student Concession £5 (please bring your ID card when attending). Tickets available online from website.
Xmas Jazz Cafe – JazzLeeds
Come along and sing/play at out special Christmas jam session – or just enjoy the music and listen to the Workshop Band and the talented musicians and singers. The Jazz Leeds trio will be there to support you if you want to join in. Silly hats, and a Chrisms raffle too.
Free to performers £7/5 (conc) others
Christmas Party with Seven Pieces of Silver (Paul Baxter) – Scarborough Jazz
This year’s Christmas Party will be accompanied in style by 7 Pieces Of Silver performing the music at the late great Horace Silver. It’s a great line-up with leader and bassist Paul Baxter, James Lancaster trumpet, Stuart MacDonald alto and baritone sax, Kyran Matthews tenor sax, Matt Ball trombone and Andrzej Baranek keys. There will be food and lots of fun.
Christmas Rush Hour with Jon Taylor – JazzLeeds
Graduating from Leeds College of Music around the same time as Alan Barnes and Snake Davis, Jon earned his musical spurs on the QE2 backing cabaret acts.
Nowadays he gigs as a soloist and band leader and also enjoys busking. “If there’s a tune I’ve got to learn, I’ll busk it several times before I do it on stage. I’ve never counted, but I know well over a thousand tunes.”
Xmas Party with Tom Sharp’s Big Band – JazzLeeds
Silly Hats time! Led by trumpet virtuoso Tom Sharp, this 18-piece big band were the 2016 winners of the Great North Big Band Jazz Festival. They have played at our Jazz Leeds Festivals in bout 2017 and 2018.
Drawing on some of the finest musicians in the Yorkshire area, many of whom are outstanding soloists in their own right, the band features classics from the golden age of big bands, a giant xmas raffle and maybe a carol or two….
Admission: £14/12 Doors 7:30 pm muisc 8-11 pm Tickets: www.ticketsource.co.uk/jazzleeds
INTRADA BRASS – Christmas! – Wigan Jazz Club
The Music Continuum Presents A CONCERT OF CHRISTMAS MUSIC featuring One of the UK’s finest brass ensembles.
Dove Jazz Club Xmas Extravaganza – Dove Jazz
Part Night with great music and complimentary sausage rolls & mincies.
All gigs £8.00
December Jazz Club – Wigan Jazz Club
WIGAN SCHOOLS SWING BAND, WIGAN YOUTH BIG BAND, WIGAN YOUTH JAZZ ORCHESTRA.
Admission: Members £11
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Some clubs use more than one venue. Please check our venues page for details.
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