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.
Recent Northern Jazz promoters “Meet Up” at Scarborough Spa, during Scarborough Jazz Festival Sat 21 Sept, 2019 (See more here)
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
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.
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.
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.
Gordon Vernick – Scarborough Jazz
Respected the world over as a high calibre trumpet player, music educator and radio broadcaster this is Gordon’s second UK tour at the invite of Wigan Jazz Club and Youth Jazz Orchestra. He will be working with big bands, trios and duos as well as giving masterclasses and presentations. Gordon has performed with such jazz stars as Kenny Werner, Marc Copland, Clare Fischer and Randy Brecker. Gordon’s style is very much in the be-bop tradition, accompanied on this tour by three of our own top musicians, Martín Longhawn (piano), John Marley (bass) and Tim Carter (drums).
Magic Lantern – Jazz At The Lescar
Jamie Doe is a wonderful musician who’s songs reach out and inspire with their warmth, simplicity and heart-felt lyricism, with a brilliant band drawn from the London jazz scene and music ranging from afro-beat grooves, to solo piano, folk and late night saxophone jams, unified by Jamie’s uniquely expressive voice and song-writing style.
Admission: £9 (£5)
Doors 8.15 pm Music starts at 8.45 pm
Ingrid & Christine Jensen with the Whirlwind Jazz Orchestra – JazzLeeds
A very special treat! As part of our Women Jazz Leaders series we welcome back to JazzLeeds Canadian trumpet player Ingrid Jensen, this time with her sister Christine and an all-star big band. Over the past twenty years or so, as trumpeter and saxophonist respectively, the Canadian Jensen sisters have each shaped prolific careers in contemporary jazz. They have collaborated with influential names such as Clark Terry, Maria Schneider and Terri Lyne Carrington, working with large and small ensembles, and responding to various commissions to compose for jazz orchestras around the globe. Tonight’s programme features original and arranged compositions from both Ingrid and Christine performed by an 18-piece big band which includes a galaxy of leading American and European musicians who are associated with the Whirlwind label.
Advance tickets available from https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/jazzleeds £18/16 concessions (under 25’s £9). Seven Arts Leeds 31A Harrogate Rd, Leeds LS7 3PD. Doors 7.30pm muisc 8-8.30pm
Greg Abate (with Pete Rosser Trio) – Wakefield Jazz
The return of the NY bebop sax maestro who played so sensationally last year, that we had to have him back ASAP.
Doors open at 7:00 pm; music starts at 8:30 pm
Admission £15.00 on door or online from the jazz website
INGRID & CHRISTINE JENSEN WITH THE WHIRLWIND JAZZ ORCHESTRA – Sheffield Jazz
A very special treat! Over the past twenty years or so, as trumpeter and saxophonist respectively, the Canadian Jensen sisters have each shaped prolific careers in contemporary jazz. They have collaborated with influential names such as Clark Terry, Maria Schneider and Terri Lyne Carrington, working with large and small ensembles, and responding to various commissions to compose for jazz orchestras around the globe. Tonight’s programme features original and arranged compositions from both Ingrid and Christine performed by an 18-piece big band which includes a galaxy of leading American and European musicians who are associated with the Whirlwind label.
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 online tickets from website.
Marius Neset – The Capstone
In April 2011, Norwegian-born/Copenhagen-based saxophonist Marius Neset released his debut album Golden Xplosion which led to the saxophonist and composer becoming one of the most talked about newcomers on the European jazz scene. Described by Terje Mosnes (Dagbladet) as “the most talented Norwegian saxophonist since Jan Garbarek,” he has continued to dazzle audiences across Europe with his exemplary technique, energetic creativity, imagination and virtuosity on tenor and soprano saxophones, as well as his brilliance as a composer of intricate, compelling music.
More info and tickets from the website.
Jazz Worriers – Jazz in Hornby
This band is co-led by Dean Masser, tenor sax, and Neil Yates trumpet, plus Andrzej Baranek, piano; Ed Harrison, double bass; and Gaz` Hughes, drums. A precis of the menu is: music from the immediate post-bop era, compositions by e.g. Dexter Gordon, Sonny Rollins, and Dizzy Gillespie, plus originals by Dean and Neil.
Bar 7:30 – Music 8 pm
Tickets £12.50 on the door or ring 015242 22227
This gig will mark our tenth anniversary!
Hot Fingers & Emily Campbell – Dove Jazz
Featuring mainly early blues tunes & songs from the 20’s 30’s and 40’s from their extensive repertoire.
All gigs £8.00
Enrico Marchesi’s new group ”Cuegno” – JazzLeeds
Instead of the previously advertised Kleppan Project we now have Enrico Marchesi’s new jazz group “Cuegno” (with Curtis Shaw guitar Gordon Kilroy drums Steve Crocker bass and Enrico Marchesi trumpet).
Tickets £10/8 concessions 25 and under £5. Advance tickets available from https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/jazzleeds
GORDON VERNICK with WIGAN YOUTH JAZZ ORCHESTRA – Wigan Jazz Club
Dr.Gordon Vernick is an Associate Professor of Music and Coordinator of Jazz Studies at Georgia State University. As a professional trumpet player, he has performed in all musical mediums from symphony orchestra to jazz quartet and has free¬lanced all over the world.
Admission £13 (non-members), £12.00 (WJC members)
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