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Important Notice
“The NorVol Jazz network management group are proposing a change in status of the NorVol Jazz network in order to widen it’s scope and effectiveness. Our proposal is for the network to include not just jazz promoters, but offer membership to musicians and educationalists and other industry professionals. In this way we want the network to become an Advisory Group from the jazz industry sector in the North and so better inform the activities of the Jazz North organisation. We are aiming to relaunch the network with a new name, ‘The Northern Jazz Network‘, at the Manchester Jazz Festival, Saturday 25 May 2019, following the regular member meet-up in the morning.

Please give any comment your club may have on these proposals by your management group by Friday 8 February 2019 to and .


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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!

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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:

Stony Jazz – Scarborough Jazz

Date: 3 April, 2019

Time: 20:00

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

Stony Jazz – Scarborough Jazz

The second appearance at the club of this popular Yorkshire based group of what we are tempted to call the usual suspects: the talented Mr Adams (vocals), the wailing Dave Kemp (saxes), the inventive Mark Gordon (keyboards), the solid Bob Walker (bass) and the grooving Tom Townsend (drums).

£5

Door open at 8 pm. Music starts at 8.45 pm

Mike Walker and Tria Lingvo – Jazz At The Lescar

Date: 3 April, 2019

Time: 20:45

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

Mike Walker and Tria Lingvo – Jazz At The Lescar

With our second UK/German collaboration in as many weeks, we’re delighted to present internationally acclaimed guitarist Mike Walker (Impossible Gentlemen), with Tria Lingvo, based in Cologne, and winners of the 2014 New German Jazzprize, featuring Johannes Lemke (Saxophones), André Nendza (Bass) and Christoph Hillmann (Drums, Prepared Drums, Udu, Garrahand and Kalimba).

£9

Doors 8.15 pm Music starts at 8.45 pm

Vula Viel + Support – Jazz At The Lescar

Date: 4 April, 2019

Time: 20:45

Location: Yellow Arch Studios, 30-36 Burton Road, Sheffield S3 8BX

Vula Viel + Support – Jazz At The Lescar

Gyil player Bex Burch returns with her uniquely energetic and intense vibe, and a line up featuring Ruth Goller (Acoustic Ladyland, Melt Yourself Down, Andreya Triana, Rokia Traore, Bojan Z) on electric bass, and Jim Hart (Marius Neset, Ivo Neame, Wynton Marsalis) on drums.

A collaboration with PROLE JAZZ

Yellow Arch Studios £9

Doors 8.15 pm Music starts at 8.45 pm

Tommy Smith Quartet – Sheffield Jazz

Date: 5 April, 2019

Time: 19:30

Location: Crucible Theatre, 55 Norfolk Street, Sheffield S1 1DA

Tommy Smith Quartet – Sheffield Jazz

19:30 – 22:15. Crucible Studio

Full £17, Concessions £13.50, Students with NUS card £8, and under 16s £3. Advance tickets available from Crucible box office: 0114 249 6000 and www.sheffieldtheatres.co.uk

Mike Walker and Tria Lingvo – Wakefield Jazz

Date: 5 April, 2019

Time: 20:00

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

Mike Walker and Tria Lingvo – Wakefield Jazz

Manchester meets Germany in a spellbinding international collaboration. The band’s name Tria Lingvo is Esperanto for “third language”, and the aim is to combine aspects of jazz with elements of ethnic music to form a new common language. Mike needs no introduction to a club he has been playing at since it was founded in 1987.

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

Admission £15.00

Tickets online (from website)

Ben Crosland Quartet – JATP Jazz

Date: 5 April, 2019

Time: 20:30

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

Ben Crosland Quartet – JATP Jazz

Leading groove cats on the northern jazz scene led by master composer and bassist, Ben Crosland bringing contemporary classics of Jaco Pastorius, Mike Mainieri and Don Grolnick and beautiful Crosland and Platt originals punctuated by the occasional standard freshly realised.

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

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

The Swing Commanders – Jazz In Hornby

Date: 6 April, 2019

Time: 20:00

Location: Hornby Village Institute, Main St, Hornby, Lancaster LA2 8JR

The Swing Commanders – Jazz In Hornby

Bar 7:30 – Music 8 pm

Tickets £15. on the door or ring 015242 22227

Fret and Fiddle – Jazz in the Spa

Date: 6 April, 2019

Time: 20:00

Location: Village Hall High Street Boston Spa LS23 6AA

Fret and Fiddle – Jazz in the Spa

(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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Emily Brown – JazzLeeds

Date: 7 April, 2019

Time: 13:30

Location: Inkwell Arts, 31 Potternewton Lane, Chapel Allerton, Leeds LS7 3LW

Emily Brown – JazzLeeds

Emily Brown vocals. Stuart Macdonald sax, Jason Scott piano, Fergus Quill bass Chris Bowie drums. Powerful Yorkshire-based singer Emily Brown is making a big name on the Northern jazz scene. She wowed us all at the Chapel Allerton Village Jazz festival last summer so good to see her back.

Emily Brown and her Quartet @Inkwell –  £9/7

Jim Corry – Scarborough Jazz

Date: 10 April, 2019

Time: 20:00

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

Jim Corry – Scarborough Jazz

Back in his own right, Jim has played the saxophone throughout the world and is currently touring the UK with rock legend Roy Wood. Described in the Guardian as ‘soulful saxophone, hot stuff!’.

£5

Door open at 8 pm. Music starts at 8.45 pm

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

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