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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


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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 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.


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:

Durham University Big Band – Jazz Northeast

Date: 20 June, 2019

Time: 19:30

Location: The Black Swan, 67 Westgate Road, Newcastle NE1 1SG

Durham University Big Band – Jazz Northeast

For a second year Jazz North East is pleased to be hosting a performance from the Durham University Big Band.

Admission £6.00 (£5.00 concessions)

(Doors 7.30pm / Music Starts 8.00pm)

This concert is presented by Jazz North East in association with Newcastle Arts Centre

Mark Chandler Quintet – JazzLeeds

Date: 21 June, 2019

Time: 20:00

Location: Bar in Park Lane, Roundhay Leeds LS8 2EJ

Mark Chandler Quintet – JazzLeeds

Location: Bar on Park Lane, Roundhay Golf Club

Mark is one of the top trumpeters in the UK, working internationally and with a musical spectrum from Humphrey Lyttelton to Matt Monro to Gladys Knight and the Pips. He is well known as a jazz player working as a member of the Johnny Dankworth Big Band, a tour with George Russell’s Living Time Orchestra. Guesting with the BBC Big Band as a section member and jazz soloist working with Canadian Band leader, Rob McConnell and Bobby Shew amongst many top jazz names. Playing with the great drummer Elvin Jones at the Soho Jazz Festival was a wonderful memory.

Leeds Jazz Festival Fringe: Andy Panayi – JazzLeeds

Date: 21 June, 2019

Time: 20:00

Location: Bar in Park Lane, Roundhay Golf Club Leeds LS8 2EJ

Leeds Jazz Festival Fringe: Andy Panayi – JazzLeeds

Location: Bar on Park Lane, Roundhay Golf Club

Andy Panayi is an exceptionally gifted jazz musician. He plays all the flutes and all the saxophones and has performed and recorded with many singers such as; Shirley Bassey, Jessye Norman, Paul McCartney, Seth MacFarlane, Elaine Paige, Salena Jones, Elvis Costello, Georgie Fame and many more. Andy will appear with the Jazz Leeds Trio.

Tickets £10/8 concessions. Buy online here

Will Blackstone Quartet – JazzLeeds

Date: 23 June, 2019

Time: 13:30

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

Will Blackstone Quartet – JazzLeeds

Will Blackstone trumpet, Joel Stedman Guitar, Elliot Roffe d-bass and Jordan Dinsdale on kit.

Leeds based jazz trumpeter Will Blackstone leads a quartet playing muisc from the great jazz trumpeters like Clark Terry, Woody Shaw as well as more contemporary stylists such as Ambrose Akinmusire

Tickets on the door £9/7 concessions, kids under 16 free, under 25’s £5 or online www.ticketsource.co.uk/jazzleeds

Under the Surface + LoLanders – Jazz Northeast

Date: 23 June, 2019

Time: 19:30

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

Under the Surface + LoLanders – Jazz Northeast

A double bill that continues and expands our ongoing celebration of jazz from the Netherlands, with a superb vocal trio, and a newly formed Scottish-Dutch sextet.

Admission £10.00 (£8.00 concessions)

(Doors 7:00 pm / Music Starts 7:30 pm)

This concert is presented by Jazz North East in association with Jazz Promotion Network ‘Going Dutch’ and Creative Scotland

Trio North with John Etheridge – Scarborough Jazz

Date: 26 June, 2019

Time: 20:45

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

Trio North with John Etheridge – Scarborough Jazz

Since touring with Soft Machine and Stephane Grappelli in the 1970s John has become one of the UK’s best known contemporary guitarists with an awesome technique and a diversity of playing experience that encompasses the jazz, rock and classical worlds. He has appeared with greats from Barney Kessel and Dizzy Gillespie to John Williams and Nigel Kennedy. ‘One of the best guitarists in the world’ (Pat Metheny). The other members of Trio North are Ben Crosland (bass), who appeared at the club with his own trio last year, and Dave Tyas (drums).

With MG3. £7

Door open at 8 pm. Music starts at 8.45 pm

Maine Street Jazzmen – Jazz in the Spa

Date: 29 June, 2019

Time: 20:00

Location: Village Hall High Street Boston Spa LS23 6AA

Maine Street Jazzmen – Jazz in the Spa

Please check website for updates.

(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)

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Gin & Jazz with Emily Brown & Jason Scott

Date: 2 July, 2019

Time: 7:00pm

Location: Alexander’s Bar & Kitchen, Skipton, 4-6 High St, Skipton BD23 1JZ

Gin & Jazz with Emily Brown & Jason Scott

Alexander’s signature evening of Gin & Jazz returns!

Break up your working week with an evening full of razzle, dazzle, delicious gins and fabulous live jazz from this wonderfully talented duo.

Our skilled bartenders are raring to go for the next event, equipped with a 40 strong gin selection complete with pairing suggestions, Gin Tasting Boards for £10 each and an unbelievable range of Gin Cocktails – you’ll be spoilt for choice.

With Emily providing incredible vocals, accompanied by Jason on piano our next evening of Gin & Jazz promises to be another incredible evening of live entertainment. Over the past year this fantastic night out has built up a brilliant following and if you still haven’t come along to find out what all the fuss is about, now’s your chance!

Join us from 7 pm with the live music starting from 8 pm. Booking isn’t necessary, but if you want to bag the best seats in the house, we recommend booking a table in advance. To book please visit alexanders-skipton.com or call us on 01756 228030.

John Pope Quintet – JATP Jazz

Date: 5 July, 2019

Time: 20:30

Location: Glyde House, Glydegate, Little Horton Road, Bradford, BD5 0AD

John Pope Quintet – JATP Jazz

North-East bassist, John Pope leads a real Northern All-Star band playing groove-driven, celebratory music inspired by 60s avant-jazz, hard bop with a modern sensibility grounded in the adventurous sounds of today’s European jazz scene.

Ticket price from £7 or £5 for members and Students.

Doors 7:45 pm, gigs start 8:30 pm

Echo 42 Big Band – Jazz in the Spa

Date: 6 July, 2019

Time: 20:00

Location: Village Hall High Street Boston Spa LS23 6AA

Echo 42 Big Band – Jazz in the Spa

Please check website for updates.

(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)

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