Wednesday, 29 May 2019
Jazz North seeks a new artist to promote
Applications are now open for the new round of the emerging artist scheme, Jazz North Introduces. Created to support artists in the first steps of their professional career, the scheme gives one exciting new ensemble their debut on the touring circuit. Alongside career development from Jazz North and mentoring from an established artist, the selected artist will benefit from paid showcase performance opportunities at jazz festivals across the north.
Jazz North will partner with six northern festival promoters to co-promote one performance at each festival over an 18-month period. These performances create showcase opportunities for the selected band and give the festivals the chance to programme the best emerging talent from the north of England.
Artists applying to the scheme must be in the early stages of their professional career and emerging onto the jazz scene. They will not have had significant recognition, performing, touring or festival exposure. For example, bands who apply to Jazz North Introduces may not have yet performed outside of their locale, may not have performed at a festival, or may not have completed their education or training.
“Marsden Jazz Festival is proud to have supported Jazz North Introduces since 2014 and showcased an incredible range of young rising stars on our headline stages every year. It is such a pleasure to watch the bands we have helped select rise to the occasion of a high-profile gig at our festival and then watch them going from strength to strength in the following years.” Barney Stevenson – Marsden Jazz Festival
Online application form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1kkSrT9RbEFAWY9HWHGY9Eb1HDWFyPkYfUi3cA-gzT50
Deadline to apply: Wednesday 26 June 2019