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.

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 | 2019 | To be confirmed



Liverpool International Jazz Festival 22-25 February 2018 (facebook page)
The Capstone Theatre


Great North Big Band Jazz Festival 2-4 March 2018 – CANCELLED


Gateshead International Jazz Festival 6-8 April 2018


Ribble Valley Jazz & Blues Festival 3-7 may 2018

Darlington Jazz Festival 4-6 May 2018

Southport Festival 11-13 May 2018

Manchester Jazz Festival 23-27 May 2019


Cleethorpes Jazz Festival 1-3 June 2018 

Grassington Festival 15-30 June 2018


Wigan International Jazz Festival 12-15 July 2018

Burton Agnes Hall Jazz and Blues Festival 13-15 July 2018

Hull Jazz Festival 19-21 July 2018 / 25th Summer Edition

JazzLeeds Festival Flyer - www.norvoljazz.orgJazzLeeds Festival – Wardrobe, leeds College of Music, Millennium Square and Carriageworks, Leeds – 20-24 July 2018 (12 midday onwards) Download Press release



The Manchester Jazz Festival 20-28 July 2018


Ilkley Jazz Festival 14-19 August 2018

Village Jazz Festival Leeds in Chapel Allerton Leeds, run by JazzLeeds 28 August-2 September 2018 Download line-up and Press


Lancaster Jazz Festival 13-16 September 2018

Scarborough Jazz festival 28-30 September 2018


Newcastle Festival of Jazz and Improvised Music 4-7 October 2018

Marsden Jazz Festival 12-14 October 2018

Middlesbrough Jazz Festival 19-22 October 2018


Whitley Bay International Jazz Festival 2-4 November 2018 (Village Hotel, North Tyneside)

Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival 16-25  November 2018


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