Jazz Music Festivals in the North

Great Jazz Festivals in the North - NorVol Jazz 2016

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.

Jazz North - norvoljazz.orgYou 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)

Chapel Allerton Arts Festival in Chapel Allerton, Leeds (fb page)


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

Harrogate International Festivals

International Jazz Festival Organization 15 Leading Jazz Festivals Worldwide

Great Jazz Festivals in the North

Great Jazz Festivals in the North