Follow by Email

Saturday, 23 May 2020

Scarborough Jazz Festival postponed until February


From Mike Gordon, Director of Scarborough Jazz Festival 2021


Sadly, and as you probably anticipated, we do not feel we can go ahead with the Scarborough Jazz Festival 25-27 September.

However we intend to postpone the festival to 12th, 13th and 14th February 2021.

Obviously this will depend upon conditions improving sufficiently to allow the event to take place.

The intention is that the programme will be the same as that we planned for September.

Best wishes

Mike

Wednesday, 29 April 2020

What's on and what's off in the lockdown (and beyond)

In these difficult times, here's our Northern Jazz Live summary of what's happening and what is not! If you know any more please let us know by responding below. Here's what we know so far (events still happening are starred ***)

FESTIVALS

***Manchester Jazz Festival 21-24 May
The main festival is cancelled an Online JazzUnlocked festival is going ahead here:  https://manchesterjazz.com/manchester-jazz-festivals-25th-anniversary-is-going-digital/  streamed in partnership with Jazz North.
Four days of unseen footage, artist interviews, and a look back over 25 years of new music, and some live gigs.

Wigan Jazz Festival 9-12 July
Cancelled
https://wiganjazzfest.co.uk/ 

***Hull Jazz Festival 16-18 July
Postponed until 12-15 November 2020 - all artists have been rebooked
https://hulljazzfestival.co.uk 

Jazz Leeds Festival July 18 2020
Postponed until July 15-18 2021
ww.jazzleeds.org.uk 

Ilkley Jazz Festival 3-16 August
Cancelled
https://www.facebook.com/IlkleyJazzFestival/ 

Chapel Allerton Arts Festival Leeds- 4-6 Sept
The main Arts Festival cancelled -some jazz events to still go ahead
www.jazzleeds.org.uk

Lancaster Jazz Festival- 9-13 Sept 
Cancelled
http://www.lancasterjazz.com/

Scarborough Jazz Festival -25-27 Sept
***Postponed until to 12th, 13th and 14th February 2021
https://www.scarboroughspa.co.uk/event/scarborough-jazz-festival-2020

Newcastle Festival of Jazz and Improvised Music -30 Sept - 4 Oct
***This event is still on as of this moment
http://newcastlefestivalofjazzandimprovisedmusic.com/

Marsden Jazz Festival -October 2020 
Cancelled
https://www.marsdenjazzfestival.com/

Southport Jazz on a Winter's weekend - February 2021 
Cancelled
https://southportjazzfestival.com/ 

 

OTHER PROMOTER LOCKDOWN EVENTS


Jazz North’s Northern Online Broadcasts
***Wednesday 6th to Saturday 9th May. Re-streaming performances from its northern line showcase from Lancaster Jazz Festival in September 2019
https://www.jazznorth.org/nolb/


Scarborough Jazz 
***The self isolating lockdown club
DJ set and videos of bands Wednesday nights 8.45 
www.jazzlockdown.club

Jazz Leeds
***Jazz Lockdown Archive shows every Sunday afternoon on You Tube 1.30-3pm. Hour long programme with footage of artists appearing over the last ten years and also some specially recorded concerts from Leeds based musicians
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRTG8qs1FUY8zdE0Hn323yA

***Jazz Unlocked Radio show with ELFM. Monthly magazine of jazz in Leeds www.chapelfm.co.uk online or 96.4fm in Leeds area 

Jazz at the Lescar Sheffield 
Livestreamed and videod colncerts with Sam Leak Joe Webb and Johnny Hunter recently

*** Sounds Like This on Sheffield Live

Jez Matthews selects some of the musicians who were due to visit Sheffield and p[lays their music on Sheffield Live Radio https://www.facebook.com/sheffieldlive/  every Sunday 5 - 7pm.

https://www.facebook.com/Jazz-At-The-Lescar-207262632391/


Jazz at Heart Leeds
Livestreamed Sam Leak concert

*** Summer school 3-6 August is still on at present
https://www.facebook.com/Jazz-at-Heart-184374588253443/

Jazz Co-op Newcastle
Livestreamed Sam Leak, Andrew McCormack and Naomi Nuti concerts recently, Rob Luft to come
https://jazz.coop/mccormack-nuti/


NQ Jazz Manchester 
***Daily lockdown events online - Film night, Album of the week, Podcast, Listening guide, Spotlight sessions, Throwback Thursday, Bedroom jam
Patreon.com/NQJazz 
https://www.facebook.com/nqjazzmcr/

Monday, 6 April 2020

JazzLeeds news - autumn programme, jazz lockdown sessions, helping musicians...


(pic - William Ellis from last year's Jazz Leeds Festival 2019)

We've unfortunately had to cancel most of our spring and summer programme due to the Covid-19 virus. So - no summer JazzLeeds festival in July - we'll have to wait another year to see the acts that were appearing - and no Chapel Allerton Arts Festival in early September, although we are still hoping to run some of the Village Jazz Festival events (4-6 September) ourselves.

Our Rush Hour Jazz series and our Jazz Workshops are also suspended at present but Tessa Smith, the Jazz Voices Choir Leader will be running an online summer choir, starting this coming week - If you are interested, please subscribe to her newsletter to hear all about it. The link is here https://tessasmith.us19.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=69db758b91f5b9e67320c4723&id=79357f647a - do pass it on!

From October, our concert live listings are planned as follows - obviously subject to change with the current virus situation...

Thus 1 Oct Jobic le Masson and Steve Potts - "Double Dutch Treat" @Seven 8pm
Sun 4 Oct Suppertime @Inkwell 1.30pm
Thus 8 Oct: Nikki Iles Jazz Orchestra (re arranged from March 8pm)
Sun 11 Oct Pete Johnson Brodie Jarvie and Steve Hanley Inkwell 1.30pm

****Mini Jazz Piano Festival @Seven Arts***

Sun 18 Oct John Colliani Trio 1.30pm
Sun 25 Oct Andrew McCormack solo 1.30pm
Thus 29 Oct Fergus Mcreadie Trio 8pm

Sun Nov 1 Tango jazz with Martin Alvarado piano and vocals, Eero Koivistoinen, and Alexi Tuomarila. Seven Arts 1.30pm
Sun Nov 8 Daisy George Trio with Daisy George bass Will Barry piano and Jay Davis drums @Inkwell 1.30pm
Thus 12 Nov Ian Shaw, Ian Ballamy, Jamie Safir “What’s New” (re arranged from March) 8pm Seven Arts
Sun Nov 15 Jamie Taylor with US guitarist John Stowell Seven Arts 1.30pm
Sun Nov 22 Tori Freestone Trio Seven Arts 1.30pm
Thus 26 Nov Josephine Davis “Satori” Seven Arts 8pm
Sun Nov 29 Louise Gibbs “Love You Madly” @Seven Arts 1.30pm - (re arranged from March)

Thus 3 Dec Nigel Price and “Wes Re-imagined’ Seven Arts 8pm
Sun Dec 13 About Time – Malcolm Strachan 1.30pm Seven Arts (tbc)
Thus 17 Dec Adrian Knowles and Sound of 59 - re arranged from April 8pm
Sun Dec 20 Christmas Jazz Cafe at Inkwell 1.30pm

Leeds lockdown Sundays
On Sunday afternoon, when we would normally be opening up for an afternoon of jazz, instead we've a selection of some of favourite music from our archives and THE RAFFLE (for the Wensleydale cheese!). Check our our You Tube Facebook Page from 1.30pm - the lockdown link is.... here

Live streaming jazz favourites
Here are four of our favourite live streams - catch up with them here

Emmett Cohen trio - New York pianist swings his way through the lockdown
https://www.facebook.com/emmet.cohen

Enrico Tommasso - Leeds born trumpeter (and Louis Armstrong fan) is posting funny affectionate and endearing tributs to the jazz trumpet masters
https://www.facebook.com/enrico.tomasso

Chic Corea - a nightly masterclass posts from the piano legend
https://www.facebook.com/chickcorea/ 

Liane Carroll and Roger Carey - "Live from Home" Vocalist extraordinaire!
https://www.facebook.com/LianeCarrollMusic/

How can we help musicians?
With all jazz venues now closed because of the coronavirus, musicians and singers have seen their main source of income suddenly cease. Most musicians rely on gig money to survive and even those with teaching jobs or other supplementary incomes will be finding it difficult to support themselves during this self-isolation period. Many musicians have their music available from their own website or as downloads, and I’d urge you to buy their CD's! Musicians - please post your music purchase links on the Northern Jazz promoter website. Suggestions about how we can help our musicians are also here https://www.jazznorth.org/

Watch our website and social media for further updates - our web is www.jazzleeds.org.uk
Our email address for queries is info@jazzleeds.org.uk

Good luck and stay safe!

Steve Crocker
JazzLeeds






Ilkley Jazz Festival cancelled ..





From Mark Beirne Smith

Sadly we have decided that Ilkley Jazz Festival will be cancelled for 2020, our decision is based on having our Arts Council grant pulled as they will ‘focus on providing emergency financial support for the cultural and creative sector

In the mean time we hope you stay safe and if you do want to support jazz artists during this difficult time please buy their music.

Mark, Beverley and the team.

Cancellation of this year’s Marsden Jazz Festival






Thursday, 2 April 2020

Helping Our Bands And Musicians




To jazz musicians and artists

During these challenging times for Northern Jazz bands and musicians, you are invited to email us at rich@northernjazzpromoters.org or rich@norvoljazz.org with the following details, to perhaps help with generating an additional income stream. Please restrict your information as requested, as there’s only one person putting it all together:
  1. Name of artist/band
  2. A link to your main website OR facebook page
  3. A link to a purchase page OR a CD you want people to buy
  4. A link to single track purchases
  5. A YouTube share link (if no video link, I will accept one photo)
Suggestion: You may like to include a link whereby a person could buy just one track to download (as well as the option to buy a whole album) and we could encourage visitors to buy at least one track from a number of bands/musicians, to spread the support as widely as possible. (Items will be added in order of receipt and alphabetically for items arriving at the same time).

The page link on Northern Jazz Promoters website will be populated, as we receive information from bands and musicians. Please check back regularly over the next few days and weeks.



To the public – please help our bands and musicians by purchasing their music. During these times of national lockdown, musicians are no longer able to perform live – an essential way that they normally make their livelihoods. Your support is greatly appreciated.

You can also support bands and musicians on another listing at Northern Jazz.

You can also support bands and musicians on another listing at Wakefield Jazz

 
Every Wednesday at 8:45pm – the time when live music usually starts at Scarborough Jazz – we’ll be releasing a whole package of jazz goodies on the internet.

JazzLeeds - northernjazzpromoters.orgSteve Crocker’s “Jazz Leeds Lockdown Session
Keep listeninhg and watching every Sunday afternoon at the usual gig time of 1:30-4pm (including a raffle!). Playing videos of jazz musicians and bands from our Jazz Youube archives from the last 10 years 




Friday, 27 March 2020

Just a few days to go - don't forget to vote!

 
A reminder that the Parliamentary Jazz Awards 2020 need your vote by MIDNIGHT Tuesday 31 MARCH!

The categories are
Jazz Album of the Year 
Jazz Vocalist of the Year 
Jazz Instrumentalist of the Year 
Jazz Ensemble of the Year 
Jazz Venue of the Year 
Jazz Media Award 
Jazz Education Award
Jazz Newcomer of the Year 
Services to Jazz Award
The voting link is here https://www.pizzaexpresslive.com/parliamentary-jazz-awards.
Don't miss out on the chance to support your favourites!