Jazz Music Festivals in the North

Great Jazz Festivals in the North - NorVol Jazz 2016

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 | 2020 | To be confirmed



Liverpool International Jazz Festival 21-24 February 2019 (facebook page)
The Capstone Theatre


Great North Big Band Jazz Festival 1-3 March 2019

Gateshead International Jazz Festival 20-22 March 2020


Ribble Valley Jazz & Blues Festival 1-3 may 2020

Darlington Jazz Festival 4-6 May 2018 (facebook page)

Southport Festival 11-13 May 2018

Manchester Jazz Festival 23-27 May 2019

Jazz & Blues Festival Newcastle 24-27 May 2019


Glasgow Jazz Festival 20-23 June 2019 The Jazz Promotion Network (JPN) conference “Stand Out” is part of the Glasgow Jazz Festival on Thurs 20 and Fri 21 June.

Grassington Festival 21-29 June 2019


Wigan International Jazz Festival 11-14 July 2019

Burton Agnes Hall Jazz and Blues Festival 17-19 July 2020

Hull Jazz Festival 15-19 July 2020

JazzLeeds Festival – 18-21 July 2019 – with a fringe festival taking place during the week before at jazz venues throughout the city. 


Ilkley Jazz Festival 14-18 August 2019

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


Lancaster Jazz Festival 11-15 September 2019

Scarborough Jazz festival 20-22 September 2019 (17th Year)

Cleethorpes Jazz Festival 27-29 September 2019


Marsden Jazz Festival 11-13 October 2019


Whitley Bay International Jazz Festival 1-3 November 2019 (Village Hotel, North Tyneside)

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