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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
NorvolJazz network agrees a relaunch revamp with a new board appointed at the Newcastle Jazz Festival network meeting on 6 October. Tributes were paid to the previous Norvoljazz chair Chris DeSaram who dies last month. Steve Crocker (JazzLeeds) has been appointed as the new chair to replace the late Chris DeSaram, and Gill Wilde (Grimsby Jazz Projects) as Secretary. The current set of network minutes from our hosts, Newcastle Festival of Jazz and Improvised Music Lit & Phil Society 6 October 2018.

We also have a new management group. See details 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:

Eirik Svela Group – JATP Jazz

Date: 23 November, 2018

Time: 20:30

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

Eirik Svela Group – JATP Jazz

Having spent many years in UK and wowing many an audience with his talents (recalling Katie Paterson’s Allsorts depiction of Holdsworth’s “Fred” with particular relish!), Norwegian guitar maestro Eirik Svela is establishing himself as an important voice amongst the jazz musicians of Oslo recently recording his debut album in New York with acclaimed organist Sam Yahel (Joshua Redman, Norah Jones). Don’t miss this short tour of England with Jamil Sheriff – p, Matt Anderson – sax, Andrew Robb – b & Magnus Sefaniassen Eide – d

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

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

Nigel Price Organ Quartet – Wakefield Jazz

Date: 23 November, 2018

Time: 20:30

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

Nigel Price Organ Quartet – Wakefield Jazz

Pure jazz & toe tapping music for all

Ross Stanley – organ
Vasilis Xenopoulos – tenor sax
Nigel Price – guitar
Winston Clifford – drums

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

Admission £15

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Stan Sulzmann’s Neon Orchestra – Sheffield Jazz

Date: 23 November, 2018

Time: 20:00

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

Stan Sulzmann’s Neon Orchestra – Sheffield Jazz

Saxophones: Martin Hathaway, Matt Sulzmann, Josh Arcoleo, Pete Hurt, James Allsopp; Trumpets: Tom Walsh , Noel Langley, Henry Lowther , James Copus; Trombones: Mark Nightingale, Gordon Campbell, Mark Bassey, Sarah Williams; Piano: Nikki Iles; Vibes: Jonny Mansfield; Guitar: Alex Munk; Bass: Dave Whitford; Drums: Tim Giles; Conductor: Nick Smart.

Full £15, Concessions £12, Student with NUS card £8, 15 – 18 year olds £3, Under 15s Free

The C.D.F. Trio – Jazz in Hornby

Date: 24 November, 2018

Time: 20:00

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

C.D.F. Trio- Jazz In Hornby

The C.D.F. Trio: Frank Flyn leads on keyboard,with Chris Hodder, guitar and bass guitar and Dave Minshull drums and percussion. Hugely inventive, swinging and eclectic music; jazz based but including influences from the worlds of pop and classical music, and all served up with a generous side helping of wit and querkiness.

Tickets £10, on the door, or obtainable from the Institute on 01524 22 22 27. However, there’s no need to book in advance – just turn up. Bar opens at 7:30 pm and the music starts at 8 pm.

(PS: No info currently available on Jazz in Hornby website)

Nicki Allan Quartet – Huddersfield Jazz

Date: 25 November, 2018

Time: 14:00

Location: Cafe Society, Byram Street, Huddersfield

Nicki Allan Quartet – Huddersfield Jazz

Singer, song-writer, teacher and all round jazz impresario Nicki Allan has performed all over the country, from such venues as Glastonbury to local events up and down the country. Her jazz quartet features some of the finest Jazz musicians in the North, including the legendary Huddersfield saxophonist Rod Mason.

Expect a show of exciting original songs and some fine quirky re-arrangements with a slightly bluesy, soulful feel all put together with a multitude of soloist flair and finesse from this classy outfit.

Nicki Allan: piano & vocals
Rod Mason: saxophone
Adrian Knowles: double bass
John Settle: drums

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

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Edge Hill University Big Band – Wigan Jazz Club

Date: 25 November, 2018

Time: 12:30

Location: Whelley ex-Servicemen's Club, Vauxhall rd, Wigan, WN1 3LU

Edge Hill University Big Band – Wigan Jazz Club

EHUBB have a vast repertoire of music from the 1930’s to the present day and pride themselves on being a versatile ensemble adapting to the different styles of performance for the various genres of big band music. Alongside the big band vocalist Corinne Andrew provides a touch of glamour to the heady mix of blues, swing, bebop and fusion jazz.

Admission £12.00 (£11.50 concessions, £11.00 WJC members) unless otherwise stated.

Eirik Svela Group – JazzLeeds

Date: 25 November, 2018

Time: 13:30

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

Eirik Svela Group – JazzLeeds

Now back in his native Norway after a long stint in Leeds, jazz guitarist Eirik Svela is establishing himself as an important voice… (see more on the website link)

Tickets: £10 full price £8 concession, Under 25’s £5

Seeing Sounds + Freedman, Burt & Mwamba – Jazz Northeast

Date: 27 November, 2018

Time: 19:00

Location: Bridge Hotel Newcastle, Castle Garth, Newcastle NE1 1RQ

Seeing Sounds + Freedman, Burt & Mwamba – Jazz Northeast

Featuring:
Raymond Macdonald
Lori Freedman
Kim Macari
George Burt
Corey Mwamba

Admission £10.00 (£8.00 concessions)

Bad Brew + Skeltr Double Bill – Jazz At The Lescar

Date: 28 November, 2018

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

Bad Brew + Skeltr Double Bill – Jazz At The Lescar

Times and Price: (check website)

Matt Ball – Scarborough Jazz

Date: 28 November, 2018

Time: 20:45

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

Matt Ball – Scarborough Jazz

Nothing beats the trombone for the warmth of its sound, and in Matt’s hands this is combined with delicate expressiveness and foot tapping swing and some nicely laid back vocals. Mark has toured with Atomic Kitten, Gloria Gaynor, Ben. E. King, Percy Sledge, Martha Reeves, and The Temptations and played at Ronnie Scott’s and the London 02 arena.

£5 on the door

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