Please note: Due to recent virus announcements, some festivals will have been cancelled or postponed. Please check with individual websites, regardless of the listings currently posted on NJP.
The northern region is host to a growing number of jazz weekends and festivals.
You can also check out the Northern Online broadcasts.
Many of the established festivals feature artists from the wide spectrum of jazz and improvised music. They add to the wealth of jazz on offer in Yorkshire and The Humber.
Key: Coming up | Past | 2021 | To be confirmed
Southport Festival 6-9 Feb 2020
Scarborough Jazz Festival 12 to14 February 2021
Liverpool International Jazz Festival 27 February – 1 March 2020 (facebook page)
The Capstone Theatre
Great North Big Band Jazz Festival 1-3 March 2019 (facebook page)
Gateshead International Jazz Festival 20-22 March 2020
Ribble Valley Jazz & Blues Festival 1-3 may 2020
Darlington Jazz Festival 1-3 May 2020
Manchester Jazz Festival 23-27 May 2020
Jazz & Blues Festival Newcastle 22-25 May 2020
Grassington Festival 12-27 June 2020
Wigan International Jazz Festival 9 -12 July 2020
Hull Jazz Festival 16-18 July 2020 (28th Summer Edition)
Burton Agnes Hall Jazz and Blues Festival 17-19 July 2020
JazzLeeds Festival – 18-21 July 2020
Ilkley Jazz Festival 14-18 August 2019
Village Jazz Festival Leeds in Chapel Allerton, Leeds 26 August – 1 September 2019
Lancaster Jazz Festival 9-13 September 2020
Scarborough Jazz festival 25-27 September 2020 (18th Year) Now moved to 12 to14 February 2021
Cleethorpes Jazz Festival 27-29 September 2019
Marsden Jazz Festival 9-11 October 2020
Whitley Bay International Classic Jazz Party 30 October – 1 November 2020
Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival 15-24 November 2019
Various times of year
International Jazz Festival Organization 15 Leading Jazz Festivals Worldwide