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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.

Next Northern Jazz promoters “Meet Up” at Scarborough Spa, during Scarborough Jazz Festival Sat 21 Sept, 2019 at 10:30 am -1 pm – all welcome. See details here.


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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


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
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

Leeds College of Music, together with Norvoljazz network, have organised six jazz groups in an emerging artist programme in 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.


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:

John + Jim + Tom + Ed – Jazz in the Spa

Date: 21 September, 2019

Time: 20:00

Location: Village Hall High Street Boston Spa LS23 6AA

John + Jim + Tom + Ed – Jazz in the Spa

Shame on us! We should have thought about bringing these first class musicians together years ago! Our favourite reeds player John Hallam, guitar maestro Jim Birkett, melodic pianist Tom Kincaid and the superb bass of Ed Harrison. A memorable evening is on the cards.

Please check website for updates.

(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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FABLED – Jazz Northeast

Date: 22 September, 2019

Time: 20:00

Location: Bridge Hotel Newcastle, Castle Garth, Newcastle NE1 1RQ

FABLED – Jazz Northeast

Drawing inspiration from Debussy, Tom Jobim, Tigran Hamasyan and Bon Iver, the music of Fabled explores the wealth of textures, harmonies and grooves available in the traditional jazz quintet setting. Heavily influenced by music for film, and the relationship between music and storytelling, they are always searching for their own new ways to tell the classic, age-old stories.

Admission £8.00 (£6.00 concessions)

(Doors 7.30pm / Music Starts 8.00pm)

Archipelago x J Frisco – Jazz At The Lescar

Date: 25 September, 2019

Time: 20:15

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

Archipelago x J Frisco – Jazz At The Lescar

A true ‘superband’ collaboration bringing together two of the most exciting and innovative bands from the Northern creative music scene, mixing jazz-rock rhythms, explosive improvisation and minimal melodic lines, mystery, intensity and stillness, their music for this gig will be built around ‘Escaping to Us; a string of songs composed by Faye MacCalman focusing on how light, colour and sound impact upon our mood, memory and perception of our experiences and highlight our subconscious worlds.

Admission: £8

Doors 8.15 pm Music starts at 8.45 pm

Eastgate Acoustic Basie Big Band – JazzLeeds

Date: 29 September, 2019

Time: 13:30

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

Eastgate Acoustic Basie Big Band – JazzLeeds

Suit up, grab a drink and enjoy a nostalgic afternoon of Count Basie’s Big Band repertoire!. As part of the “World on our Doorstep” festival, Jazz Leeds present a nostalgic trip though the Swing era. The Eastgate Big band take the best of the big band genre and apply it to new projects proving that big bands can be as relevant as they ever have been in the modern music scene as well as respect the long-standing tradition. They will take you back to the early 50’s for a performance of Count Basie’s Big Band repertoire. No amps, no PA, no mics, no keyboard!

Doors open 1:30 pm

Tickets £10/8, 25 and under £5, World on our doorstep ticket holders free. Buy online here

STEVE KING BIG BAND – Wigan Jazz Club

Date: 29 September, 2019

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

STEVE KING BIG BAND – Wigan Jazz Club

See website when details published

Dave Clegg & Friends – Scarborough Jazz

Date: 2 October, 2019

Time: 20:45

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

Dave Clegg & Friends – Scarborough Jazz

The seven piece with a big band sound playing Dave’s arrangements of tunes from Count Basie, Buddy Rich and other big band classics along with modern jazz standards, with Gracie Falls on vocals.

£5

SOMERSAULTS + LIBER MUSIKA – Jazz Northeast

Date: 3 October, 2019

Time: 20:00

Location: Black Swan, 67 Westgate Road, Newcastle NE1 1SG

SOMERSAULTS + LIBER MUSIKA – Jazz Northeast

£8 / £6 Concessions
Tickets available online from Seetickets, Reflex in Newcastle and On The Door subject to capacity.

Doors 7.30pm (8.00pm: Liber Musika / 9.00pm: Somersaults)

This concert is presented by Jazz North East in association with DJazz, Newcastle Arts Centre and Newcastle Festival of Jazz and Improvised Music.

YAZZ AHMED’S ‘ELECTRIC DREAMS’ – Jazz Northeast

Date: 4 October, 2019

Time: 20:00

Location: Gosforth Civic Theatre, Regents Farm Road, Gosforth NE3 3HD

YAZZ AHMED’S ‘ELECTRIC DREAMS’ – Jazz Northeast

£12/ £10 Concessions
Tickets available online from Seetickets, Reflex in Newcastle and On The Door subject to capacity.

Doors 7.30pm (Music Starts 8.00pm)

This concert is presented by Jazz North East in association with Gosforth Civic Theatre Jazz Club and Newcastle Festival of Jazz and Improvised Music.

Empirical – Wakefield Jazz

Date: 4 October, 2019

Time: 20:30

Location: Wakefield (College Grove) Sports Club, Eastmoor Road, Wakefield WF1 3RR

Empirical – Wakefield Jazz

The season begins with one of the UK’s most exciting jazz ensembles, multiple award-winners, consistently acclaimed since their formation in 2007.

Doors open at 7:00 pm; music starts at 8:30 pm

Admission £15.00 on door or Buy tickets online

Karen Sharp Quartet – Sheffield Jazz

Date: 4 October, 2019

Time: 20:00

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

Karen Sharp Quartet – Sheffield Jazz

Karen, a multiple award winner, will be appearing with her long established line-up of Nikki Iles, Dave Green and Steve Brown – world class musicians who also happen to be great friends.

Full £15, Over 60s, disabled and unemployed £12, Student with NUS card £8, 15 – 17 year olds £3, Under 15s Free. CASH ONLY on door. Advance tickets available from ticketsource.co.uk/sheffield-jazz at the same net price as on the door.

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

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