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!
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
NorvolJazz network agrees a relaunch revamp with a new board appointed at the Newcastle Jazz Festival network meeting on 6 October. Tributes were paid to the previous Norvoljazz chair Chris DeSaram who dies last month. Steve Crocker (JazzLeeds) has been appointed as the new chair to replace the late Chris DeSaram, and Gill Wilde (Grimsby Jazz Projects) as Secretary. The current set of network minutes from our hosts, Newcastle Festival of Jazz and Improvised Music Lit & Phil Society 6 October 2018.
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…)
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.
Benn Clatworthy Quartet – Scarborough Jazz
Born in England, Benn has been based in Los Angeles for almost 40 years.
He is recognised as a truly world class player and has performed with Herbie Hancock, Cedar Walton and Bobbie Shew. He is backed by an all star trio: John Donaldson (keyboards), Simon Thorpe (bass) and Darren Beckett (drums).
‘Some of the most emotive and creative jazz this side of Sonny Rollins.’
(Edinburgh Evening News); ‘Gladiator of the sax.’ (Manchester Evening News); ‘Sublime’ (Jazz Times)
£8 on the door
Benn Clatworthy Quartet feat Cecilia Coleman – JazzLeeds
Support is from Genevieve Begley’s “Nefarious” at 8 pm
Tickets £16/14 concession, half price (£8) for under 25’s/NUS
Demi Garcia’s Nova Trio – Wakefield Jazz
Jazz, Latin and Flamenco from a widely influenced trio all with a good acoustic sound
Benn Clatworthy Quartet – Sheffield Jazz
Benn Clatworthy: sax; Cecilia Coleman: piano; Simon Thorpe: bass; Matt Home: drums
Full £15, Concessions £12, Student with NUS card £8, 15 – 18 year olds £3, Under 15s Free
Carl Sinclair Boogie Band with John Hallam – 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)
Wendy Kirkland “Piano Divas” – Wigan Jazz Club
“Refreshing tribute to pianist singers like herself: Diana Krall, Nina Simone, Eliane Elias” – Jazzwise
Admission £12.00 (£11.50 concessions, £11.00 WJC members) unless otherwise stated.
Ronnie Bottomley Trio – Huddersfield Jazz
Come join us in Café Society for the first of our acts as part of our Autumn & Winter 2018 season. Huddersfield Jazz and Café Society are proud to present The Ronnie Bottomley Trio.
Admission usually: £10 adult, or Student Concession £5.00 (please bring your ID card when attending). Check ticket link above for prices.
Munch Manship Quintet – JazzLeeds
Tickets £10 full £8 concession half price (£5) for under 25’s/NUS
Martin Jones & Matt Smith – Scarborough Jazz
Martin has become an acknowledged expert in relaxed vocal and trumpet techniques. He now plays nationally and internationally within the jazz field. Saxophonist Matt Smith has toured and recorded throughout the UK and in Europe and is well known as a composer, educator and arranger. This is an exciting front line.
£5 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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