JPN along with Dutch Performing Arts is happy to present two Dutch bands on on multi-date UK tours in the coming month. ICP Orchestra will conduct a 7-date tour across the UK and Ireland, and Kapok a 5-date tour across the UK. To find out when you can see them, check here. Read below to find out more about each band.
Full list of participating bands after the jump!
We are pleased to announce that this year JPN will once again be organising a two day conference to consider and discuss some of the challenges and opportunities currently facing our sector. It’s our only national meet and a great place to network, so there will be plenty of time to mingle with colleagues. There’ll be lots of live music, and we will also be staging our AGM.
For 2017 the event will be hosted by Leeds College of Music and we are very grateful for their generous support.
Full details after the jump!
The Norvol jazz network continues to flourish. It is now up to 30 jazz club and festival members in the Northern region and keeps attracting more. The network met at Scarborough on September 24th, and approved a project to work with Jazz North to help new Northern jazz promoters. They also gave their blessing to starting work on a new jazz touring programme for 2017 which will follow on from the current successful Apollo/NorvolJazz programme that is bringing artists like Ingrid Jensen, Ellery Eskelin and Seamus Blake to Northern jazz venues.
Full minutes of the meeting can be found here
Manchester Jazz Festival, whose Artistic Director Steve Mead is also vice Chair of JPN, was recently given the 5th European Jazz Network Award for Adventurous Programming.
Steve Mead receiving the EJN Award