Northern Jazz Promoters – the new name for NorVol Jazz
We are now using our new name of Northern Jazz Promoters (NJP) Read 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
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.
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.
ArchiFrisco + Chris Sharkey solo – JazzLeeds
Leeds Jazz Festival event: ArchiFrisco + Chris Sharkey solo
The second of this year’s “Fusebox presents” is a concert featuring ArchiFrisco, the coming together of avant-garde jazz trios J Frisco and Archipelago. Their concert will be preceded by a solo improv. set from guitarist Chris Sharkey.
Doors 3:30 pm, music 4-6 pm
Tickets £15 (concessions £7.50). Buy online here
Electric Lady Big Band ’50 Years of Hendrix’s Masterpiece’ – JazzLeeds
Leeds Jazz Festival event: Electric Lady Big Band ’50 Years of Hendrix’s Masterpiece’
Formed to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Jimi Hendrix’s epic third album Electric Ladyland, the all star Electric Lady Big Band re-imagine the whole album, in sequence. Jimi’s 1968 masterpiece is a sprawling epic straddling the worlds of blues, funk, jazz, pop and psychedelia and was as groundbreaking for its concept as it was for pioneering new studio techniques. Recalling the recordings of the late great Gil Evans featuring the music of Jimi Hendrix, The Electric Lady Big Band tackle this vital work with love and respect in an attempt to realise Hendrix’s wish to “have a big band that I can write and conduct for.” An undoubted 2019 festival highlight – book early!
Doors open 6 pm Music 6:30 pm
Tickets £25 (concessions £12.50). Buy online here
“Trio Trio Trio” – JazzLeeds
Leeds Jazz Festival event: “Trio Trio Trio”
Following last year’s success with the Xero Slingsby celebration we’ve asked Sally Coe to again curate the final festival event of 2019. Called Trio Trio Trio it brings together four jazz and improvising trios, rolling seamlessly from one to another, one style to another, one set to another. This tour de force of Trios will range from the soulful street vocals of Maggie Sommers to the raging urban horn of Alan Wilkinson in an evening of 12 musicians playing an evening of genre defying music.
The night will finish with The Combined Might Big Band – playing some tunes by Leeds local hero Xero Slingsby.
Doors open 8 pm Music 8:30 pm
Tickets £15 (concessions £8). Buy online here
Budapest Ragtime Band – Jazz in the Spa
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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Enrico Tomasso’s Awsome Six – Dove Jazz
We wanted him back and so did you – and we also think he likes coming here with a magnificent line up.
All gigs £8.00
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Some clubs use more than one venue. Please check our venues page for details.
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