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Please note: Due to COVID-19 restrictions, many clubs have cancelled their gigs. However, as from May 2021, some gigs are starting up again and those clubs who are members of NJP will have their events posted on this website. Please check with individual club websites, regardless of the listings currently posted on NJP. Also check to discover more about the various online events.

The Minutes of our last meeting, Tuesday 11 May 2021, via online Zoom, are now available here and in the archive here.

Keep your jazz ear to the ground and check our News and Blog for all the latest.

Helping our Bands and Musicians

Click here for Jazz Events In The North Today

Arts Council promoter funding – with the recent announcement of Government Funding for the Arts due to Covid19 there are several jazz funding streams promoters could apply for – see this handy guide from JazzNorth.

Invite to Northern Jazz Bands and Musicians

Follow this link: Helping Our Bands And Musicians

Fans of jazz are asked to help our bands and musicians, by buying their CDs and/or single tracks.


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


Lockdown music - northernjazzpromoters.orgA Northern Jazz Live summary of what’s happening and what is not! (click the link below)
What’s on and what’s off in the lockdown (and beyond)


Northern Jazz Promoters – the new name for NorVol Jazz
We are now using our new name of Northern Jazz Promoters (NJP) Read more here

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Jazz Awards

“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 (2019 Parliamentary Jazz Awards)

More information on the 2019 awards here


Click here for Jazz Events In The North Today


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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.

See our current management group, here.


Emerging Artist Programme

For any future details of the Leeds College of Music and NJP emerging artist programme, please contact Steve Crocker:


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

All the latest Northern Jazz Promoters 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 NJP website. Click here for details of the changes.

Current Events:

JazzLeeds – Caroline Boaden Band

Date: 20 June 2021

JazzLeeds – Caroline Boaden Band

A weekly Sunday afternoon series featuring bands from the Leeds jazz scene @Seven Arts, 31 Harrogate Road, Leeds LS7 3PD. Sundays 1.30pm-4.00pm.

Sundays May 9 and May 16: College Collection 2021: as part of helping young jazz musicians at Leeds Conservatoire we are livestreaming two concerts on Sunday afternoons on May 9th and 16th between 1.30 and 4pm with two performances each of 40 minutes. These will be livestreamed free from Seven Arts and broadcast via our JazzLeeds Facebook site www.facebook.com/jazzleeds. No live audience Livestream only

Sunday 23 May Tessa Smith Quintet featuring Jason Scott piano, Sam Jackson bass and John Arnesen drums. Tickets via our JazzLeeds ticketsource site: £10/8 live performance

30 May Louise Gibbs – “Love you Madly” tribute to Duke Ellington: with Frank Griffiths sax, Richard Wetherall piano. Tickets via our JazzLeeds ticketsource site: £10/8 live performance

6 June Jazz Cafe and Jam Session: Come along and sing/play of just watch! With the JazzLeeds rhythm section to support you Tickets via our JazzLeeds ticketsource site: £7/5 live performance Performers free but please book in advance by sending an email to

Sunday 13 June Ben Powling Quartet: Contemporary jazz featuring Leeds based World Service Project/Vipertime/Mansion of Snakes frontman Ben Powling on sax with Ben Haskins on guitar, Sam Quintana on bass and Josh Smout on drums. Tickets via our www.ticketsource.co.uk/jazzleeds site: £10/8 live performance

Sunday 20 June Caroline Boaden Band: One of the most respected and experienced drummers around, with a diverse career that has taken in playing with a range of artists including Art Farmer, Jason Rebello, Peter King, Eberhard Weber, and Kenny Davern. Caroline is bringing a wonderful collaboration featuring four highly individual musicians, Jamil Sheriff (piano/keys), Ed Harrison (double bass), and Stella Midgley (lap steel guitar/guitar/vocals). £10/8 live performance

Sunday 27 June: Sontuno With Tom Sharp on trumpet, Sontuno bring you the classic Cuban sound to the UK. Perfect for listening, or chilling out (and dancing – if we are allowed!) £10/8

JazzLeeds – Andrew McCormack solo and trio

Date: 24 June 2021

JazzLeeds – Andrew McCormack solo and trio

Here’s something to look forward to – our JazzReset21 with an eclectic mix of Jazz, funk, and world music from some of the UK’s leading artists

A weekly evening programme @Seven Arts, 31 Harrogate Road, Leeds LS73PD. Starting time 7.30pm. Finish 9.45pm (except *)

20 May: “About Time” – Leeds based Scottish trumpeter Malcolm Strachan’s new funky jazz sextet featuring Nico Widdowson, piano, Courtny Tomas double bass, Erroll Rollins drums, Atholl Ransome, tenor saxophone, Danny Barley trombone, and Malcolm himself on trumpet. Live gig with limited seating – book now! £16/14 (25 and under £8)

27 May: Ian Shaw “What’s New” – with Ian Ballamy sax and Jamie Safir piano (2 concerts 7pm and 9.00pm)* £20/18 (25 and Under £10) Live gig with limited seating

3 June: Liam Noble “The Long Game” feat Liam Noble piano Seb Rochford drums and Tom Herbert bass £16/14(25 and under £8). Live gig with limited seating

10 June: Josephine Davies’s “Satori” with Josephine Davies tenor Dave Whitford bass and James Maddren drums. £16/14 (25s and under £8) Live gig with limited seating

17 June: Byron Wallen – “Four Corners” with Byron, Wallen trumpet, Rob Luft, guitar Paul Michael bass Rod Young drums. £16/14 25s and under £8. Live gig with limited seating

24 June: Andrew McCormack solo and trio – Andrew McCormack piano, Joe Downard on bass and Rod Youngs on drums.£16/14 25s and under £8. Live gig with no restrictions (we hope!)

Tickets for the above live gigs www.ticketsource.co.uk/jazzleeds or livestreamed through our JazzLeeds facebook site www.facebook.com/jazzleeds

Andrew McCormack: Solo and Trio – Sheffield Jazz

Date: 25 June 2021

Time: 20:00

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

Andrew McCormack: Solo and Trio – Sheffield Jazz

Andrew McCormack is a composer and pianist at the pinnacle of his creative powers. Since bursting on to the scene in 2007 with his debut album, ‘Telescope’, he has been the driving force behind A-list jazz artists Kyle Eastwood, Eric Alexander, Denys Baptiste and Jean Toussaint, as well as a host of home grown talent and has performed extensively around the world. His solo performance at the Crucible Studio in early 2020 as part of Jean Toussaint’s quartet was a highlight of that gig and following the release of his solo album ‘Solo’ in 2020 he now returns to play both solo and with his own trio. www.mccormackmusic.com

Andrew McCormack: piano
Joe Downard: bass
Rod Youngs: drums

Doors open at 19:15; music starts at 20:00; finish time 23:00.

Prices: Full £16, Over 60s, disabled and unemployed £14, Students with NUS card £9, 15–17 year olds £4, Under 15s FREE.
Advance tickets only available from www.ticketsource.co.uk/sheffield-jazz.

For more details about gigs visit www.sheffieldjazz.org.uk and click on the links. Although Sheffield Jazz’s concerts are held primarily for adults, we very much welcome attendance by young people but please note that Sheffield Jazz and its volunteers cannot be responsible for the welfare of any unaccompanied youngster under the age of 16.

Anti-Covid-19 measures: The anti-Covid-19 precautions we are taking to protect audiences can be seen on our website. The large size of the venue makes social distancing much easier to achieve. Additional measures to guard against infections include: strict audience size limit, advance booking only, service of drinks to tables at Crookes (no bar service), separate entrance and exit, managed queuing, wide corridors, ready access to sanitisers and enhanced washing facilities, modified heating and ventilation arrangements. Audience members are expected to wear face coverings on arriving and departing and when moving around the hall.

Noel Dennis Trio – The Globe, Newcastle

Date: 27 June 2021

Time: 20:00

Location: The Globe, 11 Railway Street, Newcastle NE4 7AD

Noel Dennis Trio – The Globe, Newcastle

The Noel Dennis Trio explore a range of material from the likes of Miles Davis, Tom Harrell and Bill Evans, as well as some of the more rare standard repertoire. Noel Dennis Trio take a creative and atmospheric approach to the materials, exploring the intricate workings of some wonderful tunes. Joining Noel Dennis are Paul Edis and Andy Champion.

Noel Dennis (Trumpet and Flugelhorn)
Paul Edis (Piano)
Andy Champion (Double Bass)

This concert is presented by Jazz North East in association with Jazz.Coop at The Globe.

Livestream from The Globe + limited number of seats available at the venue (if permitted)
Tickets for livestream: £7.50, £15.00, £20.00

(You may like to pay more than the minimum if you are feeling generous or if there is more than one person watching).

Note: Full details and ticket links can be found via the ‘More info’ link.

JazzLeeds – Sontuno With Tom Sharp

Date: 27 June 2021

JazzLeeds – Sontuno With Tom Sharp

A weekly Sunday afternoon series featuring bands from the Leeds jazz scene @Seven Arts, 31 Harrogate Road, Leeds LS7 3PD. Sundays 1.30pm-4.00pm.

Sundays May 9 and May 16: College Collection 2021: as part of helping young jazz musicians at Leeds Conservatoire we are livestreaming two concerts on Sunday afternoons on May 9th and 16th between 1.30 and 4pm with two performances each of 40 minutes. These will be livestreamed free from Seven Arts and broadcast via our JazzLeeds Facebook site www.facebook.com/jazzleeds. No live audience Livestream only

Sunday 23 May Tessa Smith Quintet featuring Jason Scott piano, Sam Jackson bass and John Arnesen drums. Tickets via our JazzLeeds ticketsource site: £10/8 live performance

30 May Louise Gibbs – “Love you Madly” tribute to Duke Ellington: with Frank Griffiths sax, Richard Wetherall piano. Tickets via our JazzLeeds ticketsource site: £10/8 live performance

6 June Jazz Cafe and Jam Session: Come along and sing/play of just watch! With the JazzLeeds rhythm section to support you Tickets via our JazzLeeds ticketsource site: £7/5 live performance Performers free but please book in advance by sending an email to

Sunday 13 June Ben Powling Quartet: Contemporary jazz featuring Leeds based World Service Project/Vipertime/Mansion of Snakes frontman Ben Powling on sax with Ben Haskins on guitar, Sam Quintana on bass and Josh Smout on drums. Tickets via our www.ticketsource.co.uk/jazzleeds site: £10/8 live performance

Sunday 20 June Caroline Boaden Band: One of the most respected and experienced drummers around, with a diverse career that has taken in playing with a range of artists including Art Farmer, Jason Rebello, Peter King, Eberhard Weber, and Kenny Davern. Caroline is bringing a wonderful collaboration featuring four highly individual musicians, Jamil Sheriff (piano/keys), Ed Harrison (double bass), and Stella Midgley (lap steel guitar/guitar/vocals). £10/8 live performance

Sunday 27 June: Sontuno With Tom Sharp on trumpet, Sontuno bring you the classic Cuban sound to the UK. Perfect for listening, or chilling out (and dancing – if we are allowed!) £10/8

Jazz Cafe and Jam Session – JazzLeeds

Date: 4 July 2021

Jazz Cafe and Jam Session – JazzLeeds

Come along and sing/play of just watch! With the JazzLeeds rhythm section to support you. Tickets via our JazzLeeds ticketsource site: £7/5 Performers free but please book in advance.

Dave Edwards Quintet – JazzLeeds

Date: 11 July 2021

Time: 1.30pm

Location: Seven Arts, 31 Harrogate Road, Chapel Allerton, Leeds LS7 3PD

Dave Edwards Quintet – JazzLeeds

A quintet of Leeds finest players playing the music and compositions of bass guitarist Dave Edwards. Dave Edwards (el bass) Alex Fisher (sax) Will Blackstone (tpt) Nico Widdowson (keys) Steve Hanley drums. Tickets via our JazzLeeds ticketsource site: £10/8

Reset21 Festival – JazzLeeds

Date: 17 July 2021

Time: 13.00-20.00

Location: Seven Arts, 31 Harrogate Road, Chapel Allerton, Leeds LS7 3PD

Reset21 Festival – JazzLeeds

As the finale of this summer’s JazzLeeds Reset concerts we re putting on a two day jazz festival at Seven Arts in Leeds on 17/18 July 1-8 pm.

Headliners are : Dennis Rollins and Shri, Em Brown Quintet, Fergus Quill Trio , Nicola Farnon Quartet feat Jim Corry, Dudley Nesbitt and Pan Jumby, Helen Pillinger’s Ysbryd + community bands in the courtyard.

Tickets via our JazzLeeds ticketsource site: £17.50 / £35

Kate Peters Band: The Songs of Ella Fitzgerald – Hull Jazz Festival

Date: 22 July 2021

Time: 7.30-9pm

Location: Hull Truck Theatre, 50 Ferensway, Hull, HU2 8LB

Kate Peters Band: The Songs of Ella Fitzgerald – Hull Jazz Festival

Vocalist Kate Peters leads her superb sextet in a tribute to one of the jazz world’s most loved female voices.

£18.50 (students and under-26s £6), Livestream £10 (students and under-26s £6)

Hull Jazz Festival 29th Summer Edition 22-24 July 2021

An Intimate Evening with Snake Davis & Gareth Moulton – Hull Jazz Festival

Date: 23 July 2021

Time: 7.30-9pm

Location: Hull Truck Theatre50 Ferensway, Hull, HU2 8LB

An Intimate Evening with Snake Davis & Gareth Moulton – Hull Jazz Festival

An evening of gorgeous mellow jazz, pop, rock and soul from saxophonist Snake Davis and singer-songwriter Gareth Moulton.

Tickets £17.50 (students and under26s £6), Livestream £10 (students and under-26s £6)

Hull Jazz Festival 29th Summer Edition 22-24 July 2021

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