Jazz North announces latest Northern Line Ambassadors

11 new artists announced for the 5th edition of northern line

Jazz North, the northern jazz development agency, announces the latest roster of Ambassador Artists to be selected for northern line – the innovative model for touring which gives promoters the opportunity to programme high quality artists with low financial risk.

Since its launch in 2013, northern line has featured 48 Ambassador Artists who have performed 520 gigs to date with 150 plus promoters partners across the north of England and beyond.

The northern line 5th Round roster is:

Archipelago (Newcastle)
Birkett and Fisk (Newcastle)
Dan Whieldon Quartet (Manchester)
Deep Cabaret (Lancaster)
Early Nite (Manchester)
Perpetual Motion Machine (Sheffield)
Skeltr (Manchester)
The Electrio (Leeds)
Tiptoe (Leeds)
Ubunye (Leeds/Huddersfield)
Ushaw Ensemble (Newcastle)

The artists selected for northern line 5

the northern line 5 artists

northern line Ambassador Artists are selected by an independent panel to represent the highest quality, originality and variety of musicians living and working in the north.

This years selection panel featured –
Barney Stevenson, Marsden Jazz Festival
Paul Bream, Jazz North East
Juliet Kelly, Musician
Corey Mwamba, Musician and Outfront Derby promoter
Esther Hingle, Highlights Rural Touring
Dennis Rollins, Musician
Nigel Slee, Jazz North Creative Director, Musician
Steve Mead, Manchester Jazz Festival

David Porter, director of J-Night and Chair of the selection panel said:

“This fifth edition of northern line highlights the incredibly diverse range of jazz being performed every day by artists in the North. We are delighted that Jazz North will support these artists to develop their networks and bring their music to new audiences”

Jazz North will support these Round 5 artists with professional development and tour subsidy between September 1st 2017 and December 31st 2018.

Jazz North invite you to join them in celebrating this roster of artists at their Showcase Day live at Manchester Jazz Festival on Monday 31st July. To reserve your place please email lucy@jazznorth.org

More information, including artist profiles, available on the Jazz North website or via Lucy Woolley, northern line Project Manager – lucy@jazznorth.org