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Northern Jazz Promoters – the new name for NorVol Jazz
We are now using our new name of Northern Jazz Promoters (NJP) Read more here

JATP Jazz, Bradford – new venue. See details here.

Next Northern Jazz promoters “Meet Up” at Scarborough Spa, during Scarborough Jazz Festival Sat 21 Sept, 2019 at 10:30 am -1 pm – all welcome. See details here.


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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:

Empirical – Wakefield Jazz

Date: 4 October, 2019

Time: 20:30

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

Empirical – Wakefield Jazz

The season begins with one of the UK’s most exciting jazz ensembles, multiple award-winners, consistently acclaimed since their formation in 2007.

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

Admission £15.00 on door or Buy tickets online

WAYS – Jazz Northeast

Date: 5 October, 2019

Time: 20:00

Location: Literary & Philosophical Library 23 Westgate Road, Newcastle NE1 1SE

WAYS – Jazz Northeast

WAYS featuring ACHIM KAUFFMAN + MASSIMO PUPILLO and TONY BUCK + RAYMOND MACDONALD and JER REID

£12/ £10 Concessions
Tickets available online from Seetickets, Reflex in Newcastle and On The Door subject to capacity.

Doors 6.30pm (7.00pm: Raymond MacDonald and Jer Reid / 8.00pm: Massimo Pupillo and Tony Buck / 9.00pm: Ways).

This concert is presented by Jazz North East and The Literary and Philosophical Society in association with Newcastle Festival of Jazz and Improvised Music.

Shades of Jazz – Jazz in the Spa

Date: 5 October, 2019

Time: 20:00

Location: Village Hall High Street Boston Spa LS23 6AA

Shades of Jazz – Jazz in the Spa

One of the best groups on the circuit which swings like fury and a Boston Spa favourite. John Hallam on reeds, Gary Wood on trumpet, Martin Veasey on trombone, Rod Kelly on piano, Jim Douglas (ex Alex Welsh) on guitar/banjo, Bruce Rollo on bass and led by Graham Smith on drums. Don’t miss this one!

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)

EVAN PARKER / ALEXANDER HAWKINS / JOHN POPE / PAUL HESSION – Jazz Northeast

Date: 6 October, 2019

Time: 19:30

Location: Literary & Philosophical Library 23 Westgate Road, Newcastle NE1 1SE

EVAN PARKER / ALEXANDER HAWKINS / JOHN POPE / PAUL HESSION – Jazz Northeast

£12/ £10 Concessions
Tickets available online from Seetickets, The Lit and Phil, Reflex in Newcastle and On The Door subject to capacity.

Doors 7 pm (music starts 7:30 pm)

This concert is presented by Jazz North East and The Literary and Philosophical Society in association with Newcastle Festival of Jazz and Improvised Music.

“Bonsai” – JazzLeeds

Date: 6 October, 2019

Time: 13:30

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

“Bonsai” – JazzLeeds

“Bonsai” (formally Jam Experiment)

Chosen in the ‘Shape of Jazz to Come in 2018’ in Jazzwise, Bonsai are an award-winning band jazz fusion band with intricate compositions and adventurous improvisations.

Chosen in the ‘Shape of Jazz to Come in 2018’ in Jazzwise, Bonsai (formerly known as Jam Experiment) are an award winning band that are based in London, UK. Formed in 2014, they have appeared on BBC Radio 3 and Jazz FM numerous times, and played at leading jazz festivals and venues across the UK including London Jazz Festival, Love Supreme Festival,Cheltenham Jazz Festival, and Ronnie Scotts.

Doors open 1:30 pm

Tickets £10/8, 25 and under £5. Buy online here

Will Howard Quintet – Scarborough Jazz

Date: 9 October, 2019

Time: 20:45

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

Will Howard Quintet – Scarborough Jazz

Saxophonist Will Howard, one of newer regular guests known for his melodic inventiveness, this time brings his own band playing compositions inspired by the great bebop composers Charlie Parker, Clifford Brown, Tadd Dameron and Sonny Rollins, featuring Will (tenor sax), Will Blackstone (trumpet), Fergus Vickers (guitar) James Banner (bass) and Jordan Dinsdale (drums).

£6

Rosie Turton’s “5ive” – JazzLeeds

Date: 10 October, 2019

Time: 20:00

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

Rosie Turton’s “5ive” – JazzLeeds

Part of this autumn’s women in jazz series Rosie Turton’s five-piece band weaves Indian raga rhythms into head-nodding hip-hop and jazz rhythms

A composer as much as a trombonist, Rosie Turton is one of the up and coming voices on the UK jazz scene. Expressing herself through a variety of different musical outlets, from composing and playing with septet “Nerija”, “Where Pathways Meet” and recording with Jitwam and Hollie Cook. After exploring the eclectic music scenes of London and New York to the Himalayas of India, Rosie’s ‘5ives’ release with Jazz Re:Freshed showcases her individual and unique voice as a performer, composer and producer

Doors open 8 pm

Tickets £16/14, 25 and under £8. Buy online here

Jim Rattigan’s Pavillon – Wakefield Jazz

Date: 11 October, 2019

Time: 20:30

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

Jim Rattigan’s Pavillon – Wakefield Jazz

The UK’s leading jazz French horn player, Jim Rattigan is bringing his Arts Council-funded twelvetet to Wakefield. Jim has played with the orchestras of Carla Bley, Charlie Haden, Mike Gibbs and Django Bates, and has created in his own project “a perfect balance of scored ensemble and improvisation” (Dave Gelly). A star-studded line-up featuring many regular visitors to Wakefield Jazz.

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

Admission £15.00 on door or Buy tickets online

Quentin Collins Sextet – Sheffield Jazz

Date: 11 October, 2019

Time: 20:00

Location: Crookes Social Club, Mulehouse Road, Sheffield S10 1TD

Quentin Collins Sextet – Sheffield Jazz

Performing material from their new album ‘Road Warrior’, a musical depiction of life as a touring musician showcasing an outstanding collection of contemporary straight-ahead material, the Quentin Collins Sextet draws inspiration from the rich tradition of three-horn frontlines, evoking The Jazz Messengers, McCoy Tyner and Wynton Marsalis.

Full £15, Over 60s, disabled and unemployed £12, Student with NUS card £8, 15 – 17 year olds £3, Under 15s Free. CASH ONLY on door. Advance tickets available from ticketsource.co.uk/sheffield-jazz at the same net price as on the door.

Hamish McGregor plays Ball, Barber and Bilk – Jazz in the Spa

Date: 12 October, 2019

Time: 20:00

Location: Village Hall High Street Boston Spa LS23 6AA

Hamish McGregor plays Ball, Barber and Bilk – Jazz in the Spa

The name is the giveaway! This is a highly recommended group from Scotland re-creating the wonderful sounds from the 50s and 60s. The programme recalls all the hit tunes from your favourite bands of the era. Yes – it’s pure nostalgis – and none the worse for that!

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

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