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The next Northern Jazz Promoters (NorVol) meeting is on Saturday 25 May at the Manchester Jazz Festival (read more…)

NorVol Jazz network status
Thanks to people who commented on the future status of the NorVol Jazz network. The results of this will be discussed at the next NorVol network meeting which will be held at the Manchester Jazz Festival – at the mjf office in the Board Room on Saturday 25 May 2019 from 10:30-12:30 at Elliot House, 151 Deansgate, Manchester M3 3WD


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Here’s a surprise – we’re number 5 in the UK jazz blogs – we beat the Guardian!
Thanks for all your support in providing the information over the past five years folks – keep ’em coming, must be doing some good… Glad to report also that Lance Liddle’s Bebop Spoken Hear blog, based in Newcastle, was number 3 in the same chart!

If jazz clubs want their gigs or news on the blog, send 350 words and a picture to the editor, Steve Crocker


Our Latest News and Developments
Discussed the network, and how we might improve it. Suggested that we widen the network to be more that just promoters – we could include funded organisations, musicians, commercial venues as well. The current set of network minutes from our meeting at the Queens Hotel Leeds, on Saturday 19 January 2019.

See our current management group, here.


Emerging Artist Programme

Leeds College of Music, together with Norvoljazz network, have organised six jazz groups in an emerging artist programme – if you would like to book one of these bands – say as a support band, or to fill a gap in your programme in the near future, do get in touch. (Read more…)


See our members here | See our Venues/A-Z of clubs in North | Check Jazz days here

All the latest NorVol Jazz Minutes – click here – See the photo and NorVol banner here

Remember too, that Jazz Festivals run throughout the year! Check our Festivals page.

Changes to our website
We have updated and changed some aspects of the NorVol Jazz website. Click here for details of the changes.

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Current Events:

Chris Ingham Quartet (Getz: a Musical Portrait) – Wakefield Jazz

Date: 31 May, 2019

Time: 20:00

Location: Wakefield (College Grove) Sports Club, Eastmoor Road, Wakefield WF1 3RR

Chris Ingham Quartet (Getz: a Musical Portrait) – Wakefield Jazz

Chris brought his exploration of the music of Dudley Moore a while ago, and we enjoyed it so much that we’ve brought him back with a tribute to the lyrical giant of jazz saxophone Stan Getz.

Doors open at 7:00 pm; music starts at 8:30 pm

Admission £15.00

Chris Walker’s Pedigree Jazz Band – Jazz in the Spa

Date: 1 June, 2019

Time: 20:00

Location: Village Hall High Street Boston Spa LS23 6AA

Chris Walker’s Pedigree Jazz Band – Jazz in the Spa

Please check website for updates.

(Doors – 7:00.pm. Music 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm)

Unlicensed Venue. Bring your own bottle or whatever!

(Prices vary between £8 and £10)

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Leeds College of Music SU Big Band – JazzLeeds

Date: 2 June, 2019

Time: 13:30

Location: Seven Arts, 31 Harrogate Road, Chapel Allerton, Leeds LS7 3PD

Leeds College of Music SU Big Band – JazzLeeds

Leeds College of Music Student Union Big Band has established itself in the city as one of the best big bands winning prizes at the most recent North of England 2017 Big Band competition in Sunderland. Over 20 members strong, it is an exciting ensemble with a big sound and a big ambition.

The Leeds College of Music SU Big Band is comprised of some of the finest musicians across all pathways, including the conservatoire’s innovating Jazz pathway. From 40’s swing to 80’s fusion, the LCoM SU Big Band has something for everyone. Don’t miss the chance to experience this fantastic collective of musicians!

Tickets £10/8 concessions at the door or online www.ticketsource.co.uk/jazzleeds

Under 25’s £5, kids under 16 free

Gin & Jazz with Laurie Covell & Joe Boyes

Date: 4 June, 2019

Time: 1900

Location: Alexander's, 4-6 High St, Skipton BD23 1JZ

Gin & Jazz with Laurie Covell & Joe Boyes

Alexander’s signature evening of Gin & Jazz returns!

Break up your working week with an evening full of razzle, dazzle, superb gins and live jazz from a hand-picked guest musician and one of their most talented musical friends.

Our skilled bartenders are raring to go for the next event, equipped with a 40 strong gin selection complete with pairing suggestions, Gin Tasting Boards for £10 each and a fabulous range of Gin Cocktails – you’ll be spoilt for choice.

Don’t miss our next Gin & Jazz night on Tuesday 4 June when we’ll be joined by Saxophonist Laurie Covell and Pianist Joe Boyes for the best of live jazz, blues and swing. Join us from 1900 with the live music starting from 2000.

Booking isn’t necessary, but if you want to bag the best seats in the house, we recommend booking a table in advance. To book simply click the ‘BOOK’ button in the top corner of our website or call us on 01756 228030.

Andrzej Baranek Quintet – JATP Jazz

Date: 7 June, 2019

Time: 20:30

Location: Glyde House, Glydegate, Little Horton Road, Bradford, BD5 0AD

Andrzej Baranek Quintet – JATP Jazz

The second time MHE played the Irish Centre (Nov 2012), Andrzej had been cramming Beatles tunes all week in preparation for a tribute tour. The sorely-missed MHE always were an energetic band, yet even Andrzej’s bandmates were stunned as they and the keys were played right off the stage with a truly staggering performance. Aversion therapy?

Ticket price from £7 or £5 for members and Students.

Doors 7:45 pm, gigs start 8:30 pm

Keith Nichols + John Hallam + Graham Smith – Jazz in the Spa

Date: 8 June, 2019

Time: 20:00

Location: Village Hall High Street Boston Spa LS23 6AA

Keith Nichols + John Hallam + Graham Smith – Jazz in the Spa

Please check website for updates.

(Doors – 7:00.pm. Music 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm)

Unlicensed Venue. Bring your own bottle or whatever!

(Prices vary between £8 and £10)

Other info links:
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Jazz in the Courtyard – “Manouche North” – JazzLeeds

Date: 9 June, 2019

Time: 13:30

Location: Seven Arts, 31 Harrogate Road, Chapel Allerton, Leeds LS7 3PD

Jazz in the Courtyard – “Manouche North” – JazzLeeds

Come and enjoy the sunshine in the courtyard of Seven Arts and hear from a new Gypsy Jazz group from Leeds and York – a quartet with Vernon Bigsby guitar, Stephen Schulman violin, Julia Schomberg cello and tbc accordion and led by local singer Marlena Kellie

Pay as you feel

The High Society Jazz Band – Dove Jazz

Date: 15 June, 2019

Time: 20:00

Location: The Community Centre, Dove Holes, Nr Buxton, High Peak, Derbyshire SK17 8DU

The High Society Jazz Band – Dove Jazz

They were snowed in last year, and so were most of us – should be OK in June, but you never know with Dove!

All gigs £8.00

Hot Club du Nord with Emma Fisk and Jim Birkett – Jazz in the Spa

Date: 15 June, 2019

Time: 20:00

Location: Village Hall High Street Boston Spa LS23 6AA

Hot Club du Nord with Emma Fisk and Jim Birkett – Jazz in the Spa

Please check website for updates.

(Doors – 7:00.pm. Music 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm)

Unlicensed Venue. Bring your own bottle or whatever!

(Prices vary between £8 and £10)

Other info links:
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Larry van Kriedt – Huddersfield Jazz

Date: 16 June, 2019

Time: 14:00 - 16:00

Location: Café Society, 15 Byram St, Huddersfield HD1 1DR

Larry van Kriedt – Huddersfield Jazz

Come join us in Café Society for the final acts as part of our Spring & Summer 2019 season. Huddersfield Jazz and Café Society are proud to present Larry Van Kriedt.

Larry Van Kriedt – Guitar & Vocals
Jeremy Platt – Keyboard & Vocals
Ben Crosland – Bass
Caroline Boaden – Drums

Admission: £10 adult, or Student Concession £5 (please bring your ID card when attending)

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Some clubs use more than one venue. Please check our venues page for details.

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