Festivals

Please note: Due to recent Covid-19 announcements, some festivals will have been cancelled or postponed. Please check with individual websites, regardless of the listings currently posted on NJP.

The northern region is host to a growing number of jazz weekends and festivals.

Jazz North - northern lineYou can also check out the Northern Online broadcasts.

 

Many of the established festivals feature artists from the wide spectrum of jazz and improvised music. They add to the wealth of jazz on offer in Yorkshire and The Humber.

Key: Coming up | Past | Cancelled | 2022 | To be confirmed

January

February

Southport Festival Feb 2021

Liverpool International Jazz Festival 27 February – 1 March 2020 (facebook page)
The Capstone Theatre

March

Great North Big Band Jazz Festival 4-6 March 2022 (facebook page)

Gateshead International Jazz Festival check website for 2022

April

Ribble Valley Jazz & Blues Festival April 29 – 30 / 1 – 2 May

May

Ribble Valley Jazz & Blues Festival April 29 – 30 / 1 – 2 May

Darlington Jazz Festival 1-3 May 2020 

Jazz & Blues Festival Newcastle 22-25 May 2020

June

Glasgow Jazz Festival 18-20 June 2021

Grassington Festival 12-27 June 2020

July

Wigan International Jazz Festival 7-10 July 2022

Hull Jazz Festival 22-24 July 2021 Celebrating 30 years in 2022

Burton Agnes Hall Jazz and Blues Festival 8-10 July 2022

JazzLeeds Festival – 18-21 July 2020 

Hyde Park Jazz Festival 31 July 2021

August

Manchester Jazz Festival 23-27 May 2020 homeground and facebook

Newcastle Jazz Festival 13-15 August 2021

Ilkley Jazz Festival 14-18 August 2019 (cancelled)

September

Chapel Allerton Arts Festival in Chapel Allerton, Leeds 4-5 Sept 2021 (fb page)

Lancaster Jazz Festival 11 September 2021
There’s no festival this year, but we couldn’t go this long without bringing you some great live jazz!

Newcastle Festival of Jazz and Improvised Music 25 September – 3 October 2021 (fb page)

Scarborough Jazz Festival 24-26 September 2021

October

Marsden Jazz Festival 8-10 October 2021

Cleethorpes Blues, Rhythm & Rock Festival 24 October 2021

Whitley Bay International Classic Jazz Party 5-7 November 2021

November

Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival 18-22  November 2021

December


Various times of year

Harrogate International Festivals

International Jazz Festival Organization 15 Leading Jazz Festivals Worldwide