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Please note: Some festivals will have been cancelled or postponed. Please check with individual websites, regardless of the listings currently posted on NJP. Some pre-2022 links may go to past pages.

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

Wakefield Jazz Festival Five weekly gigs between 29 April and 27 May 2022

May

Wakefield Jazz Festival Five weekly gigs between 29 April and 27 May 2022

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

Darlington Jazz Festival 1-3 May 2020 

Manchester Jazz Festival 20-29 May 2022 homeground and facebook

Jazz & Blues Festival Newcastle 22-25 May 2020

June

JazzLeeds Festival 1-12 June 2022 (confirmation to follow)

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 July 2022 

Hyde Park Jazz Festival 31 July 2021

August

Newcastle Jazz Festival 18-21 August 2022

Ilkley Jazz Festival Now closed (fb)

September

Chapel Allerton Arts Festival in Chapel Allerton, Leeds 1-4 Sept 2022 (fb page)

Lancaster Jazz Festival 7-11 September 2022

Newcastle Festival of Jazz and Improvised Music Friday 23 to Sunday 25 September and then Thursday 29 September to Sunday 2 October 2022 Also check out Newcastle Festival of Jazz and Improvised Music 2022 (Download the digital brochure) Spinningwork album

Scarborough Jazz Festival 23-25 September 2022

October

Marsden Jazz Festival 7-9 October 2022

Cleethorpes Blues, Rhythm & Rock Festival 24 October 2021

Whitley Bay International Classic Jazz Party 4-6 November 2022

November

Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival 18-27  November 2022

December


Various times of year

Harrogate International Festivals

International Jazz Festival Organization 15 Leading Jazz Festivals Worldwide


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