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Important Notice
“The NorVol Jazz network management group are proposing a change in status of the NorVol Jazz network in order to widen it’s scope and effectiveness. Our proposal is for the network to include not just jazz promoters, but offer membership to musicians and educationalists and other industry professionals. In this way we want the network to become an Advisory Group from the jazz industry sector in the North and so better inform the activities of the Jazz North organisation. We are aiming to relaunch the network with a new name, ‘The Northern Jazz Network‘, at the Manchester Jazz Festival, Saturday 25 May 2019, following the regular member meet-up in the morning.

Please give any comment your club may have on these proposals by your management group by Friday 8 February 2019 to and .


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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!

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Our Latest News and Developments
Discussed the network, and how we might improve it. Suggested that we widen the network to be more that just promoters – we could include funded organisations, musicians, commercial venues as well. The current set of network minutes from our meeting at the Queens Hotel Leeds, on Saturday 19 January 2019.

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 – 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:

The Angel Field Festival: Berlin: Symphony of a Great City – The Capstone 

Date: 26 March, 2019

Time: 19:30

Location: The Capstone Theatre, Liverpool Hope University Creative Campus, 17 Shaw Street, Liverpool L6 1HP

The Angel Field Festival: Berlin: Symphony of a Great City – The Capstone 

Jan Kopinski – saxophone
Steve Iliffe – piano

Walter Ruttmann’s definitive ‘city film’, Berlin : Symphony of a Great City (1927), is a dawn to dusk portrait of 1920s Berlin, combining documentary, abstract and lyrical imagery. With Karl Freund’s masterly camerawork and the film’s assured editing, BERLIN was hugely successful on its release, and that rarity – a film both popular and avant-garde.

Admission £10/5

More info and tickets from the website.

The Angel Field Festival: Berlin: Symphony of a Great City – The Capstone 

Date: 26 March, 2019

Time: 19:30

Location: The Capstone Theatre, Liverpool Hope University Creative Campus, 17 Shaw Street, Liverpool L6 1HP

The Angel Field Festival: Berlin: Symphony of a Great City – The Capstone 

NB: This concert will take place in The Great Hall (Liverpool Hope University Creative Campus)

The Phil Shotton Big Band, with guest vocalist Chris James, present an evening of swing music from Count Basie and Frank Sinatra

£10 (£5 students)

Buy tickets online

Babtiste Herbin – Scarborough Jazz

Date: 27 March, 2019

Time: 20:45

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

Babtiste Herbin – Scarborough Jazz

At only 30 Baptiste Herbin is one of the world’s leading alto saxophonists. He lives in Paris and performs regularly at jazz festivals and saxophone conventions around the world. Saxophonist Jim Corry writes, ‘Baptiste is visiting the UK as part of a short tour across the north of England. I am really looking forward to bringing him to the club. This is a rare opportunity for people to hear one of the best saxophonists in the world….he really is that good!!!’ ‘Baptiste, he has everything. It’s crazy, everything! The sound, the phrasing, the musicality, the groove …. It’s a phenomenon.’ (Andre Cecerelli). With Jamil Sheriff (piano), Jack Garside (bass) and Dave Walsh (drums).

£8

Door open at 8 pm. Music starts at 8.45 pm

Uncanny Valley – Jazz At The Lescar

Date: 27 March, 2019

Time: 20:45

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

Uncanny Valley – Jazz At The Lescar

Uncanny Valley (Tom Challenger, Phil Donkin, Oliver Steidle)

An international collaboration bringing together musicians from the London and Berlin jazz scenes.

£8

Doors 8.15 pm Music starts at 8.45 pm

Tony Kofi’s “Portrait of Cannonball” feat. Deelee Dubé – JazzLeeds

Date: 28 March, 2019

Time: 20:00

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

Tony Kofi’s “Portrait of Cannonball” feat. Deelee Dubé – JazzLeeds

Alto-sax master Tony Kofi fronts this loving celebration of the jazz giant (in every sense) Julian ‘Cannnonball’ Adderley. With Andy Davies on cornet, Alex Webb (piano), Andy Cleyndert (bass) and Alfonso Vitale (drums) the group traces the explosive music of Cannonball from his first session as leader in 1955 through work with Miles Davis to the soul-jazz of the late 1960s.

£18/16 conc, 25 and under £9 Tickets:

Tickets: www.ticketsource.co.uk/jazzleeds

Tony Kofi Sextet: Portrait of Cannonball – Sheffield Jazz

Date: 29 March, 2019

Time: 20:00 - 22:30

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

Tony Kofi Sextet: Portrait of Cannonball – Sheffield Jazz

20:00 – 22:30. Crookes Social Club

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

Flying Machines – Wakefield Jazz

Date: 29 March, 2019

Time: 20:30

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

Flying Machines – Wakefield Jazz

This is a launch tour for their album New Life – a fusion of jazz and soaring progressive rock, with anthemic melodies and luscious soundscapes. Pianist Matt was a regular Wakefield Jazz devotee as a teenager, and is now very much part of the national scene.

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

Admission £15.00

Tickets online (from website)

Manhattan Sound Big Band – Jazz in the Spa

Date: 30 March, 2019

Time: 20:00

Location: Village Hall High Street Boston Spa LS23 6AA

Manhattan Sound Big 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)

Spring Jazz Café and Jam session – JazzLeeds

Date: 31 March, 2019

Time: 13:30

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

Spring Jazz Café and Jam session – JazzLeeds

Come down and listen or join in at our Inkwell Jazz jam – always a fun afternoon. Friendly and supportive (and free!) for performers whether instrumentalists or singers. Nice veggie food and great art on the walls to look at too! Jazz trio to accompany you with George Macdonald on piano Steve Crocker bass and Dom Moore on drums. Hear the jazz workshop band and the jazz voices choir perform as well.

£7/5 (free to performers)

 

The Tom Sharp Jazz Orchestra – Wigan Jazz Club

Date: 31 March, 2019

Time: 12:30

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

The Tom Sharp Jazz Orchestra – Wigan Jazz Club

Led by trumpet virtuoso Tom Sharp, this 18 piece big band were the 2016 winners of the Great North Big Band Jazz Festival. Drawing on some of the finest musicians in the Yorkshire area, many of whom are outstanding soloists in their own right, the band produce a fast moving programme which features classics from the golden age of big bands as well as the best of the current bands. Having impressed at the Wigan International Jazz Festival, the band are sure to be a great success on their first appearance at Wigan Jazz Club.

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

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

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