Jazz Promotion Network is a new organisation dedicated to sharing best practice for professional and amateur jazz promoters in the UK.
Jazz Promoters Event – Lancaster Jazz Festival
A promoters event run by Norvol “How can I run a successful jazz venue?” will be held on 19 Sept 2015 at 2.30pm during the Lancaster Jazz Festival. This is for people who want to become jazz promoters, or who may already do some jazz promotion and want to do it better. The topics will be: finding (and keeping!) a venue, developing an audience, planning a programme, developing the local jazz community through workshops, masterclasses, jam session and paying for it all. The venue is The Sun Hotel, Sun Street , Lancaster , LA1 1EW.
This is the panel:
• Neil Hughes – owner of the Cinnamon Club, Altringham
• Jez Matthews – musician and promoter of Lescar Jazz club, part of Sheffield Jazz
• Gill Wilde – promoter of the Grimsby Jazz club and Cleethorpes Jazz Festival
• John Marley – musician and promoter of Jazz in York venues
It is a free event but numbers are limited to around 20 participants. Details and enrolment are here – http://www.norvoljazz.org/jazz-promoter-seminar/. Lancaster Jazz Festival information is here- http://www.lancasterjazz.com
We held our first conference in Manchester in July 2014. Some of the points raised and photographs of the conference are shown on the ‘Conference 2014′ page.
Delegate feedback has been very positive and we are currently developing our work programme based on the conference outcomes.
JPN Obtains Charitable Status
The Charities Commission have accepted JPN’s application to register as a charity (under the new, simplified CIO status) subject to the submission of the appropriate documentation. Huge thanks to JPN member John Riddell, solicitor and voluntary promoter, who has steered the application through a labyrinth of legal niceties to this successful conclusion.
On incorporation, the Working Group members will become the first Board members of JPN – with Board elections to be held subsequently at each AGM.
Jazzahead! April 2015
In pursuit of the agreed aim of helping to represent UK jazz promoters abroad, JPN has joined with Jazz Services and others in taking a stand at the jazzahead! expo in Bremen (23-26 April 2015).
jazzahead! provides a perfect opportunity to meet and liaise with the representatives of other countries and their jazz networks – and to look to expand the number of opportunities for (currently under-represented) UK artists to perform at this annual showcase in future years.