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Important Notice
“The NorVol Jazz network management group are proposing a change in status of the NorVol Jazz network in order to widen it’s scope and effectiveness. Our proposal is for the network to include not just jazz promoters, but offer membership to musicians and educationalists and other industry professionals. In this way we want the network to become an Advisory Group from the jazz industry sector in the North and so better inform the activities of the Jazz North organisation. We are aiming to relaunch the network with a new name, ‘The Northern Jazz Network‘, at the Manchester Jazz Festival, Saturday 25 May 2019, following the regular member meet-up in the morning.

Please give any comment your club may have on these proposals by your management group by Friday 8 February 2019 to and .


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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!

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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:

Nicki Allen Quintet – Scarborough Jazz

Date: 24 April, 2019

Time: 20:00

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

Nicki Allen Quintet – Scarborough Jazz

Another great singer and pianist, Nicki’s influences span the subtle, beautiful tones of Shirley Horn, Ella Fitzgerald and Joni Mitchell to vibrant, rhythmic latin, swing and contemporary sounds. All underpinned with her stylish bluesy phrasing and love of vocal improvisation. Nicki was awarded the coveted title of jazz Yorkshire vocalist of the year in 2011 for her contribution to jazz. There will be a healthy mixture of old and new material accompanied by her stalwart team of distinguished northern musicians: Joel Purnell (saxophone) Ian Chalk (hello again) John Settle (drums) and Adrian Knowles (double bass).

£8

Door open at 8 pm. Music starts at 8.45 pm

Amy Roberts + John Hallam + Tom Kincaid Trio – Jazz in the Spa

Date: 27 April, 2019

Time: 20:00

Location: Village Hall High Street Boston Spa LS23 6AA

Amy Roberts + John Hallam + Tom Kincaid Trio – 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)

Other info links:
Programme
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College Collection 2019 part 1 – JazzLeeds

Date: 28 April, 2019

Time: 13:30

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

College Collection 2019 part 1 – JazzLeeds

College Collection 2019 – Jazz Leeds presents the first of two afternoons, each with three stunning new jazz groups from the final year of the Leeds College of Music BAJazz course.

The Emily Kent Project combines contemporary jazz with distinct grooves inspired by musicians such as Pat Metheny, Bobby Mcferrin and Norma Winston. Although her demo shows a duet of herself and piano, her set will also make use of a full band and other instrumental features, combining to bring their audience a performance of world inspired Jazz music.

College Collection 2019 part 1 @Seven Arts – £7/5 concessions

Grainne Ryan – Wigan Jazz Club

Date: 28 April, 2019

Time: 12:30

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

Grainne Ryan – Wigan Jazz Club

We have great pleasure in welcoming Irish vocalist Grainne back to Wigan. It is now some years since she appeared in Wigan, where she worked with an earlier generation of WYJO, who she also performed with in Ireland. Her style owes much to the classic jazz vocalists, although she also performs songs associated with artists such as Diana Krall and Michael Buble. P.J. DUFFY, the sax-playing pub owner from County Mayo joins Grainne, and they are backed by the excellent MARTIN LONGHAWN TRIO.

The second set features our own WIGAN YOUTH JAZZ ORCHESTRA, directed by Dave Little, and GRAINNE RYAN will be their guest vocalist’.

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

The Tony Woods Project – Wakefield Jazz

Date: 3 May, 2019

Time: 20:00

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

The Tony Woods Project – Wakefield Jazz

The Project has toured the UK many times with the support of Jazz Services. Tony’s music draws from jazz, folk and classical, to produce a melodic folk-inspired and uplifting performance, with wonderful collective empathy.

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

Admission £15.00

Tickets online (from website)

Matthew Read Trio – JATP Jazz

Date: 3 May, 2019

Time: 20:30

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

Matthew Read Trio – JATP Jazz

Drawing influence from such luminaries as Pat Metheny, John Scofield and Paul Motian, and impelled by like-minded approaches to music making, the Matthew Read Trio bring a fresh edge to the world of the guitar trio. “This is definitely a trio on which to keep a sharp eye” 4 stars – All About Jazz. “Proof indeed that the British Jazz scene is in incredible form” – Chris Philips, Jazz FM.

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

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

Enrico Tomasso + John Hallam + ‘Spats ‘ Langham – Jazz in the Spa

Date: 4 May, 2019

Time: 20:00

Location: Village Hall High Street Boston Spa LS23 6AA

Enrico Tomasso + John Hallam + ‘Spats ‘ Langham – 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)

Other info links:
Programme
FutureSpecials

College Collection 2019 part 2 – JazzLeeds

Date: 5 May, 2019

Time: 13:30

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

College Collection 2019 part 2 – JazzLeeds

College Collection 2019 – Jazz Leeds presents the second of two afternoons, each with three stunning new jazz groups from the final year of the Leeds College of Music BA Jazz course.

College Collection 2019 part 2 @Inkwell – £7/5 concessions

Bonsai (Jam Experiment) – Wakefield Jazz

Date: 10 May, 2019

Time: 20:00

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

Bonsai (Jam Experiment) – Wakefield Jazz

A homecoming gig for the Ingham brothers, Wakefield’s latest rising jazz stars, in a band embracing pop, jazz-funk and R&B. They will undoubtedly be playing music from their new album about to be recorded in early 2019. Oh… and they’ve recently changed their name to Bonsai.

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

Admission £15.00

Tickets online (from website)

Mingus Profiles Sextet – Sheffield Jazz

Date: 10 May, 2019

Time: 20:00

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

Mingus Profiles Sextet – Sheffield Jazz

20:00 – 22:30. Crookes Social Club

Full £15, Concessions £12, Student with NUS card £8, 15 – 17 year olds £3, Under 15s Free. CASH ONLY on door. Advance tickets available from buy.sivtickets.com/sheffieldjazz at the same net price as on the door.

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

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