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 | 2021 | To be confirmed



Southport Festival Feb 2021

Scarborough Jazz Festival 14-15 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 June 2020 The Jazz Promotion Network (JPN) conference “Stand Out” is part of the Glasgow Jazz Festival on Thurs 20 and Fri 21 June.

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 (cancelled)

Village Jazz Festival Leeds in Chapel Allerton, Leeds 26 August – 1 September 2019 (cancelled)


Lancaster Jazz Festival 9-13 September 2020 (cancelled till 2021)

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 8-10 October 2021

Whitley Bay International Classic Jazz Party 5-7 November 2021


Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival 15-24  November 2019


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