Sunday, 15 February 2015

Northern Jazz promoters agree touring programme

NorvolJazz, the Northern Jazz promoters network met at the Southport Winter Jazz weekend at the Royal Clifton Hotel on 7 Feb and agreed to back a proposal to develop a programme of visits of national and international jazz artists and ensembles to Northern Jazz venues over the course of 2-3 years. The programme will be facilitated by the Leeds based Apollo jazz network.

Paul Bream, who chaired the network event also expressed the sadness of the group in hearing of the recent death of NorvolJazz promoter Dave Hatfield - “Fusebox “organiser and leading light in the former Leeds Jazz. He also congratulated Norvol  member and Scarborough Jazz organiser Mike Gordon for his nomination under “Services to Jazz” section in the current Parliamentary Jazz Awards 2015. For a full copy of the minutes see the link on the Norvol Jazz Website

Pictured left to right- Steve Crocker- Seven Jazz Leeds, Gill Wilde -Grimsby Jazz/Cleethorpes Jazz Festival, Emma Lloyd - Atkinson Centre Southport ,Paul Bream - Jazz North East, Newcastle, Jean Watson - Seven Jazz Leeds, John Quail – Marsden Jazz Festival, Kim Macari – HEART Leeds, Mike Gordon - Scarborough, Jazz/Scarborough Jazz Festival, Barney Stevenson – Marsden Jazz Festival , Jez Matthews - Sheffield Jazz/Jazz at the Lescar, Peter Woodman – Marsden Jazz Festival , Geoff Jackson – Ribble Valley Jazz and Blues, Geoff Matthews -Southport Melodic Jazz. (Photo c Robert Burns)

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