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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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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:

Derrick Harris’s Be-pop Quartet – JazzLeeds

Date: 17 February, 2019

Time: 13:30

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

Derrick Harris’s Be-pop Quartet – JazzLeeds

As well as leading his own groups, Derrrick frequently guests as a soloist with bands up and down the country. He is also to be heard as part of the Ronnie Bottomley Jazz Orchestra, the Yorkshire Jazz Orchestra directed by Tony Faulkner and the Al Wood Trio.

Tickets: www.ticketsource.co.uk/jazzleeds

£9/7

Magic Lantern – Jazz At The Lescar

Date: 20 February, 2019

Time: 20:45

Location: Holt Cafe, 156 Arundel St, Sheffield S1 4RE

Magic Lantern – Jazz At The Lescar

Magic Lantern is the musical moniker of Jamie Doe, a wonderful musician who’s songs reach out and inspire with their warmth, simplicity and heart-felt lyricism.

Holt Café £10 (£8 concessions)

Doors 7.45, Music 8.45

Latchepen with Matt Holborn – Scarborough Jazz

Date: 20 February, 2019

Time: 20:45

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

Latchepen with Matt Holborn – Scarborough Jazz

Latchepen is a band born out of a collective admiration of Django Reinhardt and all that swings. Far from a carbon copy, Latchepen take their love of the gypsy jazz tradition and bring the music forward into the wider jazz and songbook repertoire, with stunning results. The word Latchepen is an exclamation of happiness and contentment in the Romani language. Matt Holborn (violin), Kourosh Kinani (guiar), Jeremie Coullon (guitar) and Simon Read (bass).

£8

Door open at 8 pm. Music starts at 8.45 pm

David Helbock´s Random/Control – The Capstone 

Date: 21 February, 2019

Time: 19:30

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

LIJF presents David Helbock´s Random/Control – The Capstone 

Over the years, Random/Control has developed a very distinct band sound and approach, adopting projects that transform different musical material to their very idiosyncratic instrumentation. For instance, the group began its life with interpretations of Austrian folk music and performances of Helbock’s original compositions. More recently, the trio’s repertoire derives inspiration from the music of Helbock’s favourite jazz piano players, with arrangements of some of their most famous tunes. New, exciting versions of Watermelon Man by Herbie Hancock or Bolivia by Cedar Walton have emerged, but also soft, atmospheric pieces like Keith Jarrett´s My Song shine like new.

Admission £11.50

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Strobes – The Capstone

Date: 22 February, 2019

Time: 19:30

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

LIJF presents Strobes – The Capstone 

Formed of keyboardist Dan Nicholls (who has worked with Matthew Herbert), drummer Dave Smith (Robert Plant’s band) and guitar and synth man Matt Calvert (Three Trapped Tigers, Heritage Orchestra), Strobes has created, via their debut release Brokespeak, a sound that eschews genre and feels free from time-stamps.

Admission £11.50

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Not Now Charlie + Thomas Dixon Quartet – Jazz Northeast

Date: 22 February, 2019

Time: 19:45

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

Not Now Charlie + Thomas Dixon Quartet – Jazz Northeast

Two of Tyneside’s most exciting young bands feature in a top quality double bill.

Admission £8.00 (£6.00 concessions)

Snake Davis Trio – Wakefield Jazz

Date: 22 February, 2019

Time: 20:30

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

Snake Davis Trio – Wakefield Jazz

Superstar session sax-man Snake Davis teams up with long time cohort and best buddy Johnny Thirkell and guitarist Mark Creswell for an evening of gorgeous mellow music infused with jazz, soul and pop. Expect beautiful music, banter and fascinating tales.

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

Admission £15.00

Tickets online (from website)

Downes & Challenger and Watts & Grew – The Capstone 

Date: 23 February, 2019

Time: 16:00

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

LIJF Double Bill: Downes & Challenger and Watts & Grew – The Capstone 

recording artist for ECM Records who has toured the world with groups such as Squarepusher, Troyka, Empirical and Nostalgia 77, collaborative projects such as ENEMY, Vyamanikal, and duo projects with Lucy Railton and Aidan O’Rourke. He has also collaborated with composers Matt Rogers and Mica Levi, electronic musician Leafcutter John, and drummer Seb Rochford.

Since the 1960s, saxophonist Trevor Watts has been at the forefront of many innovations within Jazz, World and improvised musical areas, both as a saxophone player, percussionist and composer.

Admission £11.50

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Darius Brubeck Quartet – The Capstone 

Date: 23 February, 2019

Time: 19:30

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

LIJF presents Darius Brubeck Quartet – The Capstone 

60 years ago in 1959, Dave Brubeck recorded the internationally known and influential album Time Out. It is an album that, along with Miles Davis’ Kind of Blue, John Coltrane’s Giant Steps and Ornette Coleman’s The Shape of Jazz to Come, changed the direction of modern jazz. From it, of course, everybody knows Take Five, which came out in 1959 following the release of Blue Rondo a la Turk which was influenced by the classic Dave Brubeck Quartet’s ambassadorial tour of Europe and Asia.

Admission £15.00

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Triple Bill – The Capstone 

Date: 24 February, 2019

Time: 13:00

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

LIJF presents Triple Bill – The Capstone 

Imagine if the world was almost destroyed and there were just a few survivors left. With the goal of building a new positive world from the wreckage of the past what sort of music would surviving musicians make? After the Flood is a conceptual instrumental band hailing from Liverpool, UK featuring guitarist/composers Neil Campbell (Bulbs) and Marty Snape (Zeb/Bulbs), along with Roger Gardiner (Dead Poppies) on Overwater bass, Des Murphy (Zeb) on keys and Norwegian ace Viktor Nordberg on drums. The band create a pan-global music where each musician is an equal part of the whole. After the Flood’s music draws on minimalism, folk music, progressive rock, African, Indian and other indigenous musical styles, using polyrhythms, cyclical structures and tight arrangements but allowing pockets of space for improvisation and self-expression.

Admission £11.50

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