Welcome to Northern Jazz Promoters – the best place for promoting yourself in the north

Please note: Due to COVID-19 restrictions, many clubs have cancelled their gigs. Please check with individual club websites, regardless of the listings currently posted on NJP. Also check to discover online events.

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

Next Northern Jazz Promoter meet up at the Gateshead International Jazz Festival at the Sage is now cancelled, Saturday 21 March 2020. (NJP News)


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

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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

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.

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:

Yuri Goloubev Quartet ft. Tim Garland – Sheffield Jazz

Date: 6 November 2020

Time: 20:00 - 22:30

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

Yuri Goloubev Quartet ft. Tim Garland – Sheffield Jazz

Yuri Goloubev’s “Two Chevrons Apart” Quartet

Yuri Goloubev: bass; Tim Garland: sax; John Turville: piano; Asaf Sirkis: drums

Born in Moscow, bassist and composer Yuri Goloubev has made the transition between an acclaimed classical music career and successful jazz performance with unusual fluidity and authority. He has featured on over 100 recordings and is in high demand as a musician internationally. ‘Two Chevrons Apart’ features acclaimed saxophonist Tim Garland and percussionist Asaf Sirkis and a more recent working relationship with pianist John Turville. Goloubev has described the band as a unit of musicians with whom he feels completely comfortable and that, together, they are able to play in a more ‘exploratory’ way. Goloubev’s work draws both from his experience as an improvising jazz musician and from his classical background. The music features strong melodic content and also Goloubev’s mischievous sense of humour, love of wordplay and fondness for comic imagery.

Full £15, Over 60s, disabled and unemployed £13, Student with NUS card £8, 15 – 17 year olds £3, Under 15s Free. Because of Covid-19 precautions ENTRY IS BY ADVANCE TICKETS ONLY FROM HERE

The Harmony Hounds – Jazz in Hornby 

Date: 21 November 2020

Time: 19:30

Location: The Village Institute, Main Street, Hornby, LA2 8JR

The Harmony Hounds  Jazz in Hornby 

Sadly, this event is now CANCELLED

Doors and Bar 7:30 – Music 8 pm

Phone: 015242 22227

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

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