“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 .
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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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.
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…)
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.
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.
More info and tickets from the website.
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.
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
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Some clubs use more than one venue. Please check our venues page for details.
Their mission is to increase the profile of contemporary jazz in the North by developing opportunities for artists and building audiences through collective partnership working.