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

Please note: Due to recent virus announcements, many clubs are having to cancel their gigs. Please check with individual club websites, regardless of the listings currently posted on NJP.

Invite to Northern Jazz Bands and Musicians

A new page – click on: Helping Our Bands And Musicians

Fans of jazz are asked to help our bands and musicians, by buying their CDs and/or single tracks. Follow the link above, to view our new page.


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)

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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


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
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:

Mabgate Swingers Party – JazzLeeds

Date: 12 April 2020

Time: 13:30

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

Mabgate Swingers Party – JazzLeeds

Alex Fisher Sax, Tom Richards Clarinet, Tom Rhodes Trumpet, Ed Allen Guitar,
Nico Widdowson Piano, Frazer Kerslake Bass, Richard Moulton Drums
The Mabgate Swingers Party are bringing jazz joy on Easter Sunday.

Jazz was invented for dancing and that’s the way they want to keep it – New Orleans jazz and Kansas City swing!

£10/8/5 Tickets

Mabgate Swingers Party – JazzLeeds

Date: 12 April 2020

Time: 13:30

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

Mabgate Swingers Party – JazzLeeds

Julian Siegel: tenor sax, bass clarinet; Tori Freestone: tenor sax, flute; Karen Sharp: baritone/tenor sax, clarinet; Gareth Lochrane: flute, alto flute; Paul Jones: alto sax, flute; Andy Schofield: alto/soprano sax, flute; Trumpets: Henry Lowther, Tom Walsh, Nick Smart, James Copus; Trombones: Gordon Campbell, Richard Henry, Harry Maund, Ollie Martin; Nikki Iles: conductor/piano/accordion; Mike Walker: guitar; Steve Watts: bass; Ian Thomas: drums

£10/8/5 Tickets

Caroline Boaden – Jazz At The Lescar

Date: 15 April 2020

Time: 20:45

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

Caroline Boaden – Jazz At The Lescar

Originally from Sheffield, and one of the most respected and experienced drummers around, with a diverse career that has taken in playing with a diverse range of artists including Art Farmer, Jason Rebello, Peter King, Eberhard Weber, and Jimi Tenor.

Caroline Boaden is at last bringing her own band to The Lescar, a wonderful collaboration featuring four highly individual musicians, Jamil Sheriff (piano/keys), Ed Harrison (double bass), and Stella Midgley (lap steel guitar/guitar/vocals).

Admission: £8 (£5)

Doors 8.15 pm Music starts at 8.45 pm

Jim Corry – Scarborough Jazz

Date: 15 April 2020

Time: 20:45

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

Jim Corry – Scarborough Jazz

One of our regular guests, Jim has a soulful saxophone style and has toured and performed with legends including Martha Reeves, Beverley Knight and Roy Wood. With MG3 (Graham Pinkney on keys).

£5

TRISH CLOWES’ MY IRIS – Sheffield Jazz

Date: 17 April 2020

Time: 20:00 - 22:30

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

TRISH CLOWES’ MY IRIS – Sheffield Jazz

Trish Clowes: sax; Chris Montague: guitar; Ross Stanley: piano & Hammond organ; James Maddren: drums

Saxophonist Trish Clowes returns with My Iris, drawing inspiration from the concept of an iris opening and the kaleidoscopic range of sounds which the band are exploring. Expect thought provoking music – an exhilarating mix of brooding tunes with driving grooves, distinctive melodies and inventive shifts in tempo. ‘An awesome foursome… With just four players, the variety of tone colour is quite remarkable and the playing…is impeccable’ …**** Dave Gelly, The Observer

Full £15, Over 60s, disabled and unemployed £12, Student with NUS card £8, 15 – 17 year olds £3, Under 15s Free. CASH ONLY on door.

The Eagle Jazz Band – Dove Jazz

Date: 18 April 2020

Time: 20:00

Location: The Community Centre, Dove Holes, Nr Buxton, High Peak, Derbyshire SK17 8DU

The Eagle Jazz Band – Dove Jazz

We are delighted to welcome back this fine band after their pulsating performances at many of our Festivals

All gigs £8.00

College Collection 2020 pt1 – JazzLeeds

Date: 19 April 2020

Time: 13:30

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

College Collection 2020 pt1 – JazzLeeds

Jazz Leeds presents three stunning new jazz groups from the Leeds College of Music BA Jazz course. Hear the stars of tomorrow today!

YAMAS

Sunday Lendis Quartet

Emil and Ruben’s Ensemble.

Tickets £7/5 on the door or online here (Kids under 16 free)

College Collection 2020 – JazzLeeds

Date: 19 April 2020

Time: 13:30

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

College Collection 2020 – JazzLeeds

Jazz Leeds presents three stunning new jazz groups from the Leeds College of Music BA Jazz course. Hear the stars of tomorrow today! Details to follow, watch this space!

Tickets £7/5 on the door or online here (tickets) Kids under 16 free

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

Date: 22 April 2020

Time: 20:45

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

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

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

Ben Beattie – Scarborough Jazz

Date: 22 April 2020

Time: 20:45

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

Ben Beattie – Scarborough Jazz

A new regular, Ben is making a name for himself as a saxophonist, pianist, composer, arranger, session musician and leader of ‘Ben Beattie’s After Midnight Band’.

With MG3. £5

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

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