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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:

Lorraine Baker Quartet: A Tribute to Ed Blackwell – Jazz Northeast

Date: 11 November, 2018

Time: 20:00

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

Lorraine Baker Quartet: A Tribute to Ed Blackwell – Jazz Northeast

Featuring:
Paul Michael
Lorraine Baker
John Turville
Binker Golding

Admission £8.00 (£6.00 concessions)

Lorraine Baker – Jazz At The Lescar

Date: 14 November, 2018

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

Lorraine Baker – Jazz At The Lescar

Times and Price: (check website)

Stony Jazz & Friends – Scarborough Jazz

Date: 14 November, 2018

Time: 20:45

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

Stony Jazz & Friends – Scarborough Jazz

The superb voice of Rich Adams and inventive keyboards playing of Mark Gordon are the basis of Stony, a highly popular and experienced local group that on this occasion will focus on jazz. They assure us they do have friends so expect some surprises at this gig.

£6 on the door

DJM Trio – The Capstone 

Date: 14 November, 2018

Time: 19:30

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

DJM Trio – The Capstone 

Admission £11.50

Buy tickets online

Jean Toussaint Quintet – Brother Raymond – JazzLeeds

Date: 15 November, 2018

Time: 20:00

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

Jean Toussaint Quintet – Brother Raymond – JazzLeeds

The return to Leeds of a very special band led by a former Jazz Messenger. Grammy-winning saxophonist Jean Toussaint (see more on the website link)

Support from the Nico Widdowson trio at 8 pm

Tickets: £18/16 concession half price (£9) for under 25’s/NUS

Daniel Erdmann’s Velvet Revolution + Charlie Collins & Friends – Jazz Northeast

Date: 16 November, 2018

Time: 19:30

Location: Cumberland Arms, James Place Street, off Byker Bank, Newcastle upon Tyne NE6 1LD

Daniel Erdmann’s Velvet Revolution + Charlie Collins & Friends – Jazz Northeast

Featuring:
Théo Ceccaldi
Jim Hart
Faye MacCalman
Eun-Jung Kim
Derek Saw
Daniel Erdmann
Charlie Collins

Admission £10.00 (£8.00 concessions)

Phil Robson’s Quartet feat. Jed Levy – Wakefield Jazz

Date: 16 November, 2018

Time: 20:30

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

Phil Robson’s Quartet feat. Jed Levy – Wakefield Jazz

All star quartet demonstrate their prowess across many styles of jazz

Phil Robson – guitar
Jed Levy – saxophone
Oli Hayhurst – bass
Clarence Penn – drums

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

Admission £17

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Hot Fingers & Emily Campbell – Dove Jazz

Date: 17 November, 2018

Time: 20:00

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

Hot Fingers & Emily Campbell – Dove Jazz

Local boy made good Tom Langham, with Danny & Malcolm, and joined by Emily on Vocals, but hopefully, not cider.

All gigs £8.00

Swing Commanders – Jazz in the Spa

Date: 17 November, 2018

Time: 20:00

Location: Village Hall High Street Boston Spa LS23 6AA

Swing Commanders – 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)

Zoë Gilby Trio – JazzLeeds

Date: 18 November, 2018

Time: 13:30

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

Zoë Gilby Trio – JazzLeeds

Welcome return to Inkwell from this very talented singer and songwriter from Newcastle. Zoë Gilby has been making a real impression on the jazz scene today. (see more on the website link)

Tickets: £9 full price £7 concessions, Under 25’s £5

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