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Education Partnership for jazz promoters
Network members are asked if you would be interested in taking part in the new Education Partnership for jazz promoters and their Music Education Hubs. If so please let Gill Wilde know on


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
The network has approved new objectives to allow membership by all promoters of jazz whether voluntary, pop up, musician led, commercial or public funded. They also approved the new “gold” logo (seen on this front page). The current set of minutes from our Manchester Jazz Festival Meeting on Sat 25 May are attached. Northern Jazz Promoters. The next meet-up (and our AGM) will be at Scarborough Jazz Festival @Scarborough Spa Sat 21 Sept 10 for 10.30am. All welcome.

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 in that took place during April and May 2019. We have agreed to run another programme with the College in April and May 2020. 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.


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:

Kevin Holbrough Quartet with Dave Newton – JazzLeeds

Date: 21 July, 2019

Time: 13:00

Location: Leeds College of Music, St Peters Square, Quarry Hill, Leeds

Kevin Holbrough Quartet with Dave Newton – JazzLeeds

Leeds Jazz Festival event: Kevin Holbrough Quartet with Dave Newton

Leading UK jazz trombonist and trombone professor at The Royal Academy of Music, Mark Bassey describes Kevin “as a consummate professional – immaculate lead player and fine soloist” and award winning jazz trombonist Dennis Rollins “Kevin is one of a breed of new jazz trombone players making waves on the jazz scene, check him out!”

Kevin Holbrough’s Quartet will be playing 1 pm – 2:15 pm as part of a double bill with the Misha Mullov-Abbado Sextet playing 2:45 – 5 pm

Tickets £15 (concessions £7.50). Buy online here

Misha Mullov-Abbado Group – JazzLeeds

Date: 21 July, 2019

Time: 14:45

Location: Leeds College of Music, St Peters Square, Quarry Hill, Leeds

Misha Mullov-Abbado Group – JazzLeeds

Leeds Jazz Festival event: Misha Mullov-Abbado Group

The Misha Mullov-Abbado Group is made up of some of the finest, multi-award-winning musicians in London, and under Misha’s direction the group performs his original compositions and arrangements with a broad variety of influences. The band has performed at many venues and festivals all around the UK such as King’s Place, the Barbican Centre, the Elgar Room as part of the BBC Proms Lates series and has toured internationally around Europe and in Mexico. Having been signed to Edition Records the group has released its debut album New Ansonia which has been included in “Best Jazz Albums 2015” of both The Telegraph and BBC Radio 3. The band recently released a second album on Edition Records, Cross-Platform Interchange.

Misha Mullov-Abbado’s Group will be playing. 2:45 – 4 pm as part of a double bill with the Kevin Holbrough Quartet playing 1 – 2:15 pm

(Doors 12:30 pm This group start 2:45 pm)

Tickets £15 (concessions £7.50). Buy online here

ArchiFrisco + Chris Sharkey solo – JazzLeeds

Date: 21 July, 2019

Time: 16:00-18:00

Location: Leeds College of Music Room 219, St Peters Square, Quarry Hill, Leeds

ArchiFrisco + Chris Sharkey solo – JazzLeeds

Leeds Jazz Festival event: ArchiFrisco + Chris Sharkey solo

The second of this year’s “Fusebox presents” is a concert featuring ArchiFrisco, the coming together of avant-garde jazz trios J Frisco and Archipelago. Their concert will be preceded by a solo improv. set from guitarist Chris Sharkey.

Doors 3:30 pm, music 4-6 pm

Tickets £15 (concessions £7.50). Buy online here

Electric Lady Big Band ’50 Years of Hendrix’s Masterpiece’ – JazzLeeds

Date: 21 July, 2019

Time: 18:30

Location: Leeds College of Music, St Peters Square, Quarry Hill, Leeds

Electric Lady Big Band ’50 Years of Hendrix’s Masterpiece’ – JazzLeeds

Leeds Jazz Festival event: Electric Lady Big Band ’50 Years of Hendrix’s Masterpiece’

Formed to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Jimi Hendrix’s epic third album Electric Ladyland, the all star Electric Lady Big Band re-imagine the whole album, in sequence. Jimi’s 1968 masterpiece is a sprawling epic straddling the worlds of blues, funk, jazz, pop and psychedelia and was as groundbreaking for its concept as it was for pioneering new studio techniques. Recalling the recordings of the late great Gil Evans featuring the music of Jimi Hendrix, The Electric Lady Big Band tackle this vital work with love and respect in an attempt to realise Hendrix’s wish to “have a big band that I can write and conduct for.” An undoubted 2019 festival highlight – book early!

Doors open 6 pm Music 6:30 pm

Tickets £25 (concessions £12.50). Buy online here

“Trio Trio Trio” – JazzLeeds

Date: 21 July, 2019

Time: 20:30

Location: The Wardrobe, St Peter's Square, Leeds, LS9 8AH

“Trio Trio Trio” – JazzLeeds

Leeds Jazz Festival event: “Trio Trio Trio”

Following last year’s success with the Xero Slingsby celebration we’ve asked Sally Coe to again curate the final festival event of 2019. Called Trio Trio Trio it brings together four jazz and improvising trios, rolling seamlessly from one to another, one style to another, one set to another. This tour de force of Trios will range from the soulful street vocals of Maggie Sommers to the raging urban horn of Alan Wilkinson in an evening of 12 musicians playing an evening of genre defying music.

The night will finish with The Combined Might Big Band – playing some tunes by Leeds local hero Xero Slingsby.

Doors open 8 pm Music 8:30 pm

Tickets £15 (concessions £8). Buy online here

35 years old Celebration – Scarborough Jazz

Date: 21 July, 2019

Time: 20:45

Location: The Cask Inn, Cambridge Terrace, Scarborough,YO11 2LQ

35 years old Celebration – Scarborough Jazz

Scarborough Jazz is 35 years old! Celebration Sunday 21st July.
We think it’s an amazing achievement to have been running fifty nights a year for so long. It’s worth a celebration! And that’s what we’ll be doing down at the Spa on the afternoon and evening of Sunday 21st July. There’ll be some great music from Dennis Rollins and Vibeology, the New York Brass Band, AC3 and more. And it’s all free so get this date in your diary. More details to come (see website).

£ Free

Julie Edwards Band – Scarborough Jazz

Date: 24 July, 2019

Time: 20:45

Location: The Cask Inn, Cambridge Terrace, Scarborough,YO11 2LQ

Julie Edwards Band – Scarborough Jazz

It’s over 10 years since Kevin put down the sax in favour of guitar and bass, but having rediscovered his love of the instrument he’s back in the swing, playing with renewed vigour. Still happily working together almost 20 years on, vocalist Julie and Kevin are ably supported by Edward Barnwell on keyboard, Paul Chamberlain on bass and Tim Franks on drums.

With MG3. £7

Door open at 8 pm. Music starts at 8.45 pm

Joel Purnell & the Jamie Taylor Trio – Jazz At The Lescar

Date: 24 July, 2019

Time: 20:45

Location: The Lescar Hotel, Sharrowvale Road, Sheffield S11 8ZF

Joel Purnell & the Jamie Taylor Trio – Jazz At The Lescar

Hold on tight for one of the UK’s finest sax players, a formidable and expressive virtuoso, critically acclaimed Joel Purnell brings a driving and energising all-star rhythm section with strong links to the Sheffield scene, led by Jamie Taylor (Guitar) with Jez Ashby (Bass), and Caroline Boaden (Drums).

Admission: £8

Doors 8.15 pm Music starts at 8.45 pm

Enrico Tomasso’s Awsome Six – Dove Jazz

Date: 27 July, 2019

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

Enrico Tomasso’s Awsome Six – Dove Jazz

We wanted him back and so did you – and we also think he likes coming here with a magnificent line up.

All gigs £8.00

Budapest Ragtime Band – Jazz in the Spa

Date: 27 July, 2019

Time: 20:00

Location: Village Hall High Street Boston Spa LS23 6AA

Budapest Ragtime 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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