No, it's not another announcement on London's creaky transport system, but actually it is good news for jazz in the North. Jazz North's "Northern Line" scheme, (which makes in possible for Northern musicians to play jazz gigs which are paid properly and for Northern Jazz Clubs to afford them) - has been so successful that is has had to be closed for any further new bookings for performances until 1st April 2015.
Lucy Woolley from Jazz North writes:
"There have been an unprecedented 90 bookings in the first 6 months of 2014/15 and another 50+ gigs coming up over the next 5 months. This is an indication of the success that Northern Line and its promoters and artists have achieved in a relatively short space of time, and has demonstrated the need and value of such an innovative touring scheme.
Round 2 artists will still be able to be booked for gigs taking place after April 1st 2015 up until December 31st 2015. Jazz North will also be launching applications for Round 3 of the scheme in December, for a new roster of artists to be announced in spring and performing gigs from September 2015 to December 2016.
Thank you for your contribution to the scheme so far – we hope you’ll continue to work with us on Northern Line and other Jazz North projects in the near future.
If you have any questions, please get in touch"