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 | Cancelled | 2022 | To be confirmed
Southport Festival Feb 2021
Scarborough Jazz Festival 12-14 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
Glasgow Jazz Festival 18-20 June 2021 Digital Edition
Grassington Festival 12-27 June 2020
Wigan International Jazz Festival 9 -12 July 2020 (Cancelled)
Hull Jazz Festival 22-24 July 2021
Burton Agnes Hall Jazz and Blues Festival 9-11 July 2021
JazzLeeds Festival – 18-21 July 2020
Hyde Park Jazz Festival 31 July 2021 (midday)
Newcastle Jazz Festival 13-15 August 2021
Ilkley Jazz Festival 14-18 August 2019 (cancelled)
Lancaster Jazz Festival 9-13 September 2021
Newcastle Festival of Jazz and Improvised Music 25 September – 3 October 2021 (fb page)
Marsden Jazz Festival 8-10 October 2021
Cleethorpes Blues, Rhythm & Rock Festival 24 October 2021
Whitley Bay International Classic Jazz Party 5-7 November 2021
Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival 19-28 November 2021
Various times of year
International Jazz Festival Organization 15 Leading Jazz Festivals Worldwide