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Friday, 24 July 2015

Northern Line showcase day at Manchester Jazz Festival

If you are a Northern Jazz promoter you should already have had a personal invitation to come to Manchester to listen to 12 artists in 10 hours... Make sure someone from your venue comes along!

Monday 3rd August is Jazz North’s Northern Line showcase*** day at Manchester Jazz Festival where you can experience the full and varied range of wonderful music from the artists on the third round of this scheme.
  • Four central venues- Thwaites Festival Pavilion in Albert Square (next to the Town Hall), Manchester Central Library (in St Peter’s Square), St Ann’s Church (in St Ann’s Square) and Matt & Phred’s Jazz Club (in the Northern Quarter).
  • First performances start at 12:00 pm (The Lindsay Hannon Plus) 
  • Last performance 9:45 pm (Bugalu Foundation)
  • Each gig is free for you to attend
  • All the venues are within easy walking distance  

Special reward for the promoter who manages to attend all 12 gigs! (it was John Taylor from Ashington Jazz Club last year...)
There is also a VIP reception at Matt and Phreds where you can meet the Jazz North Team and the bandleaders and see one of the bands- the Blind Monk Trio

Travel and accommodation bursaries may be available. Please contact Lucy Woolley if you wish to come along! Lucy Woolley <>

Northern Line Round 3 Artists-
Graeme Wilson Quartet
Tipping Point
John Bailey Quintet
Grew Quartet
Bugalu Foundation
The Lindsay Hannon Plus
Matt Holborn Quartet
Cameron Vale
Blind Monk
Pan Jumby
Iain Dixon / Les Chisnall

More information:

*** "Jazz North’s Northern Line is an exciting new touring initiative that offers a hand-picked roster of northern artists – selected by a panel of industry specialists – out to northern promoters at special subsidised rates. Over 100 promoters have now booked a northern line band. Artists also receive professional development and media support. We’re now showcasing Round 3 of this exciting, successful project and we want to share this music with you."

The Jazz North team

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