Northern Jazz Promoters – the new name for NorVol Jazz
We are now using our new name of Northern Jazz Promoters (NJP) Read more here
JATP Jazz, Bradford – new venue. See details here.
Recent Northern Jazz promoters “Meet Up” at Scarborough Spa, during Scarborough Jazz Festival Sat 21 Sept, 2019 (See more here)
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.
Emerging Artist Programme
Leeds College of Music, together with Norvoljazz network, have organised six jazz groups in an emerging artist programme in 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.
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.
Flying Machines – Jazz At The Lescar
Flying Machines, acclaimed contemporary fusion, they recently supported Mike Stern at The Jazz Cafe
Admission: £8 (£5)
Doors 8.15 pm Music starts at 8.45 pm
Zoe Gilby’s Pannonica – Scarborough Jazz
Zoe performs lyrical interpretations of the quirky but attractive compositions of legendary pianist/composer Thelonious Monk. Inspired by Carmen McRae’s album “Carmen Sings Monk”, with lyrics by Jon Hendricks, Abbey Lincoln and others, this is a compelling tribute sensitively performed by Paul Edis (piano), Andy Champion (bass) and Richard Brown (drums) with Zoe’s unique vocal phrasing and deep appreciation of Monk and McRae’s work forming the highlight of an exceptional project. Zoe provides an informative, time line of Thelonious’s and Carmen’s careers including the fascinating story behind ‘Pannonica’.
Maria Chiara Argirò group featuring Leila Martial – JazzLeeds
Support: “Da Hora” with Olivia Bhattacharjee vocals
Part of this autumn’s women in jazz series, Italian-born pianist and composer Maria Chiara Argirò blends classical music and folk traditions with her own approach to contemporary jazz.
Maria Chiara Argirò Group blends classical music, folk traditions and electronic music with her own approach to harmony and melody calling strongly upon the sounds and aesthetics of contemporary jazz. For this Jazz Leeds special occasion at Seven Arts the group will present live for the first time some brand new compositions from the second album ‘Hidden Seas’ (to be released later in 2018/2019).
Doors open 1 pm, Music 1:30 pm
Tickets £16/14, 25 and under £8. Buy online here
A Tribute to Duncan Lamont – Wakefield Jazz
A Tribute to Duncan Lamont: with Duncan Lamont Jnr, featuring Esther Bennett and Beverley Beirne
Duncan Lamont Jnr presents a tribute to his father, the legendary saxophonist and composer Duncan Lamont, who sadly died in July. With two excellent singers and a top trio, Duncan jnr will revisit a catalogue of nearly 70 years of compositions. With songs recorded by Cleo Laine, Natalie Cole, Tina May and many others (not to mention the Mr Benn tv theme), Duncan Lamont was an understated giant of British jazz since the 1950s, and a favourite at Wakefield Jazz.
Doors open at 7:00 pm; music starts at 8:30 pm
Admission £15.00 on door or Buy tickets online
Jeff Williams Quintet – Sheffield Jazz
An all-star band led by acclaimed US drummer Jeff Williams. Across a career spanning four decades Jeff Williams has accompanied Stan Getz, Dizzy Gillespie, Lee Konitz, Dave Liebman, Randy Brecker, John Abercrombie and Joe Lovano among others.
Full £17, Over 60s, disabled and unemployed £13.50, Student with NUS card £8, 15 – 17 year olds £3, Under 15s Free. Advance tickets (no additional booking fee) available from Crucible Box Office or sheffieldtheatres.co.uk
Amy Roberts + Richard Exall – Jazz in the Spa
To end a month of memorable sounds, something a little different as Amy and Richard – both former members of the Chris Barber Band – demonstate their formidable talents as they take on “the standards” on a range of reeds instruments
Please check website for updates.
(Doors – 7:00.pm. Music 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm)
Unlicensed Venue. Bring your own bottle or whatever!
QUENTIN COLLINS SEXTET – Wigan Jazz Club
One of the hardest-working internationally-renowned jazz trumpet players, Quentin Collins has formed a band with an all-star line-up:
QUENTIN COLLINS “A Trumpeter whose style is a sizzling update of the Morgan/Hubbard approach”…MOJO Magazine
TONY KOFI [alto saxophone] “There is so much respect in jazz circles for Tony Kofi.”… Jazzwise “Passionate… superb… heartfelt” …The Guardian
BRANDON ALLEN “Brandon Allen is arguably the most exciting tenor player in Britain today. His phrasing is unashamedly emotional, soaked in the blues tradition.”… Tony Hall (JAZZWISE)
STEVE HAMILTONOne of Europe’s most creative and experienced contemporary pianists…
LARRY BARTLEY “Excellent Bassist, with a distinct Mingus-like drive to his propulsive bass lines”… Time Out
WINSTON CLIFFORD Winston Clifford is one of Britain’s leading jazz drummers.
Performing material from their new album ‘Road Warrior’, a musical depiction of life as a touring musician showcasing an outstanding collection of contemporary straight-ahead material, the Quentin Collins Sextet draws inspiration from the rich tradition of three-horn frontlines, evoking The Jazz Messengers, McCoy Tyner and Wynton Marsalis.
Admission £12 (non-members), £11.00 (WJC members)
‘Two for the road” Cathy Ibberson with Jack Glover – JazzLeeds
Part of our women in jazz series, Cathy Ibberson is a talented Leeds sax player and singer with the “Soul Surgeons” and “Mojo 78 Big Band”. She’ll be entertaining us with her group featuring the multi-talented Jack Glover on piano. Steve Crocker is on bass, Steve Mullarky on drums
Doors open 1:30 pm
Tickets £9/7, 25 and under £5. Buy online here
MIKE DE SOUZA TRIO – Jazz Northeast
£8 / £6 Concessions
(Doors 7.30 pm / Music Starts 8 pm)
This concert is presented by Jazz North East in association with Tyneside Irish Festival and supported by Jazz North ‘Northern Line’ and Music: LX
Mike De Souza Trio – Jazz At The Lescar
Mike De Souza Trio – Brilliant guitar/bass/drums, accessibly mixing contemporary jazz, rock and free improv.
Admission: £8 (£5)
Doors 8.15 pm Music starts at 8.45 pm
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Some clubs use more than one venue. Please check our venues page for details.
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