Jazz North

Jazz North is a consortium of experienced delivery organisations and individuals who will build a new northern jazz delivery model, based on collective partnerships.
 
The new agency will support the existing jazz sector across the North and will lead the development of both artform and audiences across the three regions North West, Yorkshire and North East.
 
This new North area model has been commissioned by Arts Council England via an open application process, and will be supported with strategic funding from October 2012 to March 2015. This will ensure that up to £475,000 is invested in jazz development across the North over the next 3 years.
 
The agency will replace Arts Council England’s previous support for the three northern jazz agencies – Jazz Yorkshire, NWJazzworks and JazzAction – whose funding will cease in September 2012.
 
The founder members of the consortium are Jazz Yorkshire – lead partner, along with representatives from Manchester Jazz Festival, Creative Arts Promotion (J-Night, Hull Jazz Festival, National Rural Touring Forum) and Live Music Now. The consortium will be working with the Arts Council over the next six months to agree a programme of activity which will start in October 2012.
Dean Clough
HX3 5AX UK Halifax
United Kingdom
Phone: +44 7976 939934

News

Jazz North Education Conference 2017

by Jazz North on Tue, 28/02/2017 - 10:08
Tuesday 21 March - The Carriageworks The Electric Press, 3 Millennium Square, Leeds LS2 3AD, England This year's theme is 'improvisation as a catalyst for learning and child development'.  EJN colleagues and other interested people are welcome to join us for the day in Leeds, England or via... read more

10 x 10 northern line showcase day

by Jazz North on Fri, 08/07/2016 - 10:52
On Monday 25th July Jazz North will be presenting 10 artists in 10 hours at their 2016 northern line showcase day at Manchester Jazz Festival. Northern line is Jazz North’s exciting touring initiative that offers a hand-picked roster of northern artists selected by a panel of industry specialists. northern line enables... read more

Jazz North’s northern line artist showcase date announced

by Jazz North on Sat, 05/03/2016 - 16:31
Monday 25th July is the date for 4th round of Jazz North’s northern line artist roster showcase. The day long showcase will take place as part of this year’s Manchester Jazz Festival (mjf).   Northern line is an initiative designed to benefit artists, audiences and promoters in the North of England by making high... read more

Lesley Jackson to join Jazz North as Executive Director

by Jazz North on Thu, 25/06/2015 - 17:21
Jazz North, a member of the Europe Jazz Network, is delighted to announce the appointment of Lesley Jackson as Executive Director from September 2015. This is a new position for Jazz North as we change from being a project funded organisation to become an Arts Council England National Portfolio Organisation (NPO). As... read more

Jazz North Introduces: opportunity for young northern jazz artists

by Jazz North on Tue, 27/05/2014 - 12:01
Jazz North Introduces: opportunity for young northern jazz artists   Jazz North Introduces is a new scheme that will provide young northern jazz artists with their first high-profile performance. This initiative builds on the mjf introduces scheme to showcase the very best new jazz talent from across the north. A... read more