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.

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:

Abbie Finn’s Finntet – The Globe, Newcastle

Date: 18 April 2021

Time: 20:00

Location: Livestream from The Globe

Abbie Finn’s Finntet – The Globe, Newcastle

Due to any Covid-19 announcements, please check event website before attending in person.

Abbie Finn leads her quintet playing a mix of impressive original compositions written by all members of the band, and post-bop classics by Ellis Marsalis, Chick Corea, Horace Silver, Wayne Shorter and Tubby Hayes among others. Expect an exciting evening of high energy music from some of the North’s top jazz musicians.

Abbie Finn – Drums
Paul Grainger – Double Bass
Dean Stockdale – Piano
Harry Keeble – Tenor Sax
Graham Hardy – Trumpet

Livestream from The Globe
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.

Clark Tracey’s Sextet – JazzLeeds

Date: 22 April 2021

Time: 19:30

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

Clark Tracey’s Sextet – JazzLeeds

This event could be subject to local or national lockdown rules. Please check before attending.

Clark Tracey’s Sextet featuring: Alex Ridout – trumpet, Dan Higham – trombone, Alex Clarke – alto/flute, Will Barry – piano, James Owston – bass, Clark Tracey – drums

JazzReset21
A massive programme of live jazz music has been announced for 2021 in Leeds. Called JazzReset21 and running for three months, the programme will feature dozens of COVID-safe events, concerts and masterclasses by established and emerging artists, from Ian Shaw on 27 May to Byron Wallen on 17th June.

The programme is part of an attempt to bring live jazz back to Leeds, and sees live music promoters JazzLeeds in partnership with arts space, Seven Arts.

View or download our full list

Plinio Dourado’s Brazilian Spirit of Jazz – Jazz At The Lescar

Date: 22 April 2021

Time: 20:45

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

Plinio Dourado’s Brazilian Spirit of Jazz – Jazz At The Lescar

This event could be subject to local or national lockdown rules. Please check before attending.

Based in Sheffield, respected drummer/percussionist Plinio Dourado brings together a great international line-up of musicians featuring Robson Barros on bass, Nunu Neto guitar and voice, Alain Felici on keybord, and another Sheffield favourite, Kent Roach making a very welcome return on saxophone.

Admission: £8 (£5)

Doors 8.15 pm Music starts at 8.45 pm

Fergus McCreadie Trio – Sheffield Jazz

Date: 23 April 2021

Time: 20:00

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

Fergus McCreadie Trio – Sheffield Jazz

Doors open at 19:15; music starts at 20:00; finish time 22:30.

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

Fergus McCreadie: piano
David Bowden: bass
Stephen Henderson: drums

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.

Jazz Main – The Globe, Newcastle

Date: 25 April 2021

Time: 20:00

Location: Livestream from The Globe

Jazz Main – The Globe, Newcastle

Due to any Covid-19 announcements, please check event website before attending in person.

Nick Gould (tenor) – Steve Grossart (keys) – Iain Harkness (electric 5 string bass) – Kevin Dorrian (drums)

In bringing JazzMain to The Globe, we welcome back a quartet that’ll lift our spirits well and truly out of the Lockdown gloom. Early last year when the band last performed at The Globe, we witnessed a real tour-de-force of quality jazz – music that was almost off-the-scale in its full-throttle, yet subtly nuanced, colourful and dynamic approach – in reality – you wouldn’t expect anything less from this band which has only had one change of personnel since its formation back in 2003.

In the intervening 18 years, they have performed hundreds of shows across the UK and Ireland as advocates for interpretating the vast known and little-known Blue Note Records’ catalogue – the ground-breaking label long associated with the likes of Horace Silver, Sonny Rollins and Dexter Gordon.

But there’s much more besides. Add in works by ‘The Little Giant’ – tenor maestro Tubby Hayes, Stevie Wonder amongst a raft of other great, trailblazing composers, then you soon realise how JazzMain never resorts to the ‘tried and tested’ – the quartet continually stretches its musical boundaries which has helped to forge exceptionally strong performance partnerships with the likes of guitar legend, Jim Mullen and the multi-award-winning and renowned UK tenor sax player Simon Spillett.

Livestream from The Globe
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.

Dominic Ingham Quintet – Jazz At The Lescar

Date: 29 April 2021

Time: 20:45

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

Dominic Ingham Quintet – Jazz At The Lescar

This event could be subject to local or national lockdown rules. Please check before attending.

Jazz violinist, singer and composer Dominic Ingham brings a brilliant band of talents from the London jazz scene, celebrating his debut album ‘Role Models’, with Jonny Mansfield on vibraphone, David Swan on piano, Will Sach on bass and Boz Martin-Jones on drums.

Admission: £9 (£5) (There is a £5 discounted rate for students who can provide ID).

Matt Carmichael Quartet – The Globe, Newcastle

Date: 30 April 2021

Time: 20:00

Location: Livestream from The Globe + possible few seats

Matt Carmichael Quartet – The Globe, Newcastle

Due to any Covid-19 announcements, please check event website before attending in person.

Globe Anniversary Jazz Gig
Celebrating 7 years of community ownership

30 April is International Jazz Day and the day that Jazz.Coop bought The Globe. Normally we would have a party but this year we can’t. Instead we are livestreaming a gig from The Globe featuring four of the finest young jazz musicians in the UK.

Finalist in the BBC Young Jazz Musician 2020 and winner of the Peter Whittingham Development Award 2019, saxophonist Matt Carmichael is a rising star in the youthful Scottish jazz scene.

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).

Tickets for venue: £7.50 (if this option is not available it will say ‘Out of stock’ when you click it)

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

Vein Trio + Stan Sulzmann – Sheffield Jazz

Date: 7 May 2021

Time: 20:00

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

Vein Trio + Stan Sulzmann – Sheffield Jazz

Doors open at 19:15; music starts at 20:00; finish time 22:30.

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

Stan Sulzmann: sax
Michael Arbenz: piano
Thomas Lähns: bass
Florian Arbenz: drums

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.

Not Now Charlie – The Globe, Newcastle

Date: 9 May 2021

Time: 20:00

Location: Livestream from The Globe

Not Now Charlie – The Globe, Newcastle

Jamie Toms saxophone / Pawel Jedrzejewski guitar / Richard Campbell piano / Liam Gaughan bass / Dave McKeague drums.

A fast-rising band from Newcastle playing in a variety of styles directly connected to their inspirations, which include straight ahead jazz, prog rock, neo soul, R&B and folk music.

With a set of original music you can expect the perfect mix of jazz harmony with infectious grooves and memorable melodies, all topped off with the excitement of improvisation. Taking their influence from the likes of Christian Scott, Manu Katche, Chris Potter, Roller Trio and Joshua Redman yet still managing to create their own individual sound.

Not Now Charlie are proud to have been selected by Jazz North for inclusion on the roster of artists for the 7th edition of their ‘Northern Line’ programme.

“….yes their music is full of bright melodies and enjoyable grooves but they’re not shackled by them. In the musical world of Not Now Charlie there’s always something of interest going on.” (thejazzmann.com)

“Not Now Charlie know how to write an intoxicating melody” (John Marley, Jazz in York)

“Superb playing by all five. This is a band to catch again and again” (Lance Liddle, Bebopspokenhere)

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.

Yazz Ahmed Quartet – Sheffield Jazz

Date: 14 May 2021

Time: 20:00

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

Yazz Ahmed Quartet – Sheffield Jazz

Doors open at 19:15; music starts at 20:00; finish time 22:30.

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

Yazz Ahmed: trumpet/flugelhorn
Ralph Wyld: vibraphone
Dave Manington: bass
Josh Blackmore: drums

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.

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

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