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NorVol Jazz network status
Thanks to people who commented on the future status of the NorVol Jazz network. The results of this will be discussed at the next NorVol network meeting which will be held at the Manchester Jazz Festival – at the mjf office in the Board Room on Saturday 25 May 2019 from 10:30-12:30 at Elliot House, 151 Deansgate, Manchester M3 3WD


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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
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:

Hot Fingers with Emily Campbell – Dove Jazz

Date: 18 May, 2019

Time: 20:45

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

Hot Fingers with Emily Campbell – Dove Jazz

Playing music from their ‘And the Banned played on’ show with songs – how shall we say – ‘ahead of their time’ ???

All gigs £8.00

Piano Divas – Huddersfield Jazz

Date: 19 May, 2019

Time: 14:00 - 16:00

Location: Café Society, 15 Byram St, Huddersfield HD1 1DR

Piano Divas – Huddersfield Jazz

Come join us in Café Society for the third of our acts as part of our Spring & Summer 2019 season.  Huddersfield Jazz and Café Society are proud to present the Piano Divas.

Wendy Kirkland – Piano & Voice
Pat Sprakes – Guitar
Mike Green – Double Bass
Caroline Boaden – Drums

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

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Jazz Jam – JazzLeeds

Date: 19 May, 2019

Time: 13:30

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

Jazz Jam – JazzLeeds

Come down and listen or join in at our Inkwell Jazz jam – always a fun afternoon. Friendly and supportive (and free!) for performers whether instrumentalists or singers. Nice veggie food and great art on the walls to look at too! Jazz trio to accompany you with Andy Cholerton on piano Steve Crocker bass and Dom Moore on drums.

Jazz Jam @Inkwell –  £7/5

Elina Duni + Trio FCT – Jazz Northeast

Date: 23 May, 2019

Time: 20:00

Location: Black Swan, 67 Westgate Road, Newcastle NE1 1SG

Elina Duni + Trio FCT – Jazz Northeast

Albanian born singer and multi-instrumentalist Elina Duni takes a highly individual jazz approach to her Balkan roots, with support from Tyneside’s folk-meets-improv Trio FCT.

Admission £10.00 (£8.00 concessions)

John Etheridge and Sweet Chorus 70th birthday tour – JazzLeeds

Date: 23 May, 2019

Time: 20:00

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

John Etheridge and Sweet Chorus 70th birthday tour – JazzLeeds

Support (8-8:30) from “Fluid Puzzle” with Marcus Cain – Bass, Emil Karlsen – Drums, Lewis Downs – Guitar.

John Etheridge @Seven Arts

John Etheridge’s Sweet Chorus – The Capstone

Date: 24 May, 2019

Time: 19:30

Location: The Capstone Theatre, Liverpool Hope University Creative Campus, 17 Shaw Street, Liverpool L6 1HP

John Etheridge’s Sweet Chorus – The Capstone 

John Etheridge – Guitars
Christian Garrick – Violin
Dave Kelbie – Rhythm guitar
Andy Crowdy – Double Bass

2019 marks the 20th anniversary of John Etheridge’s Sweet Chorus debut album. The band was formed by guitar legend John Etheridge as a personal tribute to Stephane Grappelli, arguably the greatest jazz violinist of the 20th Century. Etheridge accompanied Grappelli on numerous world tours between 1976 and ’81 and appeared on 4 discs, including two with Yehudi Menuhin and Grappelli – the famous partnership which had such phenomenal success in the 70s.

Admission £15

More info and tickets from the website.

Henry Lowther Still Waters Quintet – Wakefield Jazz

Date: 24 May, 2019

Time: 20:00

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

Henry Lowther Still Waters Quintet – Wakefield Jazz

A British jazz supergroup, celebrating Henry’s 50 years of quietly passionate music-making. Distinguished in both jazz and classical music, his career reads like a who’s who of the British music business.

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

Admission £15.00

Chris Hodgkins – Wigan Jazz Club

Date: 26 May, 2019

Time: 12:30

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

Chris Hodgkins – Wigan Jazz Club

Chris is a man of many talents – musician, bandleader, administrator, author, broadcaster & much more. For this show he has recruited New York pianist Jinjoo Yoo, Texan guitarist Wayne Wilkinson & London bassist Alison Rayner. The music will comprise a mixture of standards and four originals specially written for this tour that celebrates musicians band members have known with a story to tell. Don’t miss the chance to see this special show.

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

Federica Michisanti Trio – Jazz Northeast

Date: 26 May, 2019

Time: 20:15

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

Federica Michisanti Trio – Jazz Northeast

Brilliant Italian bassist leads her bass/piano/saxophone trio, like a contemporary version of the great Jimmy Giuffre groups of the 1960s.

Admission £10.00 (£8.00 concessions)

Chris Ingham Quartet (Getz: a Musical Portrait) – Wakefield Jazz

Date: 31 May, 2019

Time: 20:00

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

Chris Ingham Quartet (Getz: a Musical Portrait) – Wakefield Jazz

Chris brought his exploration of the music of Dudley Moore a while ago, and we enjoyed it so much that we’ve brought him back with a tribute to the lyrical giant of jazz saxophone Stan Getz.

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

Admission £15.00

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

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