The wonderful Victorian Palm House in Sefton Park, Liverpool L17 was home to many Jazz at the Palm House concerts promoted exclusively by LIVERPOOLJAZZ in its early days. Open throughout the year. A must for lovers of heritage architecture and horticulture. During 2009 Sefton Park underwent a major £6m renovation programme and is now one of Liverpool’s top venues for functions and corporate events. The Palm Houce continues to put on live jazz.
What used to be ‘Jazz on a Winter’s Weekend,’ the annual jazz festival in Southport is now under new management and now takes on the name and running of the Southport Jazz Festival. 2020 saw this festival’s 16th year and still taking place at the Royal Clifton Hotel on the Southport Promenade and always including all the top class jazz performers you have come to expect at this excellent festival. We await news if their 2021 festival will take place due to the virus. Visit their website for more details.
North of England’s premiere jazz festival, now under new management in the capable hands of The Music Continuum: Liverpooljazz has always been delighted to be associated with and support the Wigan International Jazz Festival which it did once again with the 2019 festival in July. We continued to attend concerts at the festival’s new venue, The Village on the Green in Aspul just outside Wigan, including the amazing Jazz Planets tribute to Gustav Holst and Duke Ellington. Along with many other organisations, the 2020 festival was cancelled due to the virus but we hear that, subject to sponsorship and virus regulations, they have booked the venue for 9th -11th July 2021 in the hope that the pandemic has eased off. We also hope to see the return of the monthly gigs of the Wigan Jazz Club where some of the best regional and national jazz musicians and big bands perform. This is also the home of the award winning Wigan Youth Jazz Orchestra. For details of the Wigan Jazz Club visit www.wiganjazzclub.co.uk or email email@example.com
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Liverpooljazz was once again delighted to be one of the sponsors of the 2019 festival. Held as always at the superb Capstone Theatre, the concerts included Darius Brubeck, Andy Sheppard, Dave Helbock and the wonderful Atom Strings Quartet. Extracts from the 2017 concert were captured on a Liverpooljazz video which can be seen on this website.
Please visit www.thecapstonetheatre.com to find details of future Liverpool International Jazz Festivals and other future events subject to coronavirus regulations.
Liverpooljazz is a founder member of Norvol which is the Northern Voluntary Jazz Promoters Network. Norvol was founded in 2012 to support and bring together jazz promoters, educators, concert and festival organisers and musicians across the northwest and northeast of England and to create a platform for discussion, cooperation and marketing. Please visit their busy website.
The Jazz development organisation which brings together all activity within the jazz movement in the northwest of England.
Liverpooljazz is delighted to be associated with the work of the Southport Melodic Jazz Club, now in 2020, in its 24th year, it meets regularly and promotes concerts and gigs. From 2016 it changed its name to the Southport Jazz Club with its inaugural events at the Atkinson Arts Centre on Lord Street then at other venues around the town. For information on this exciting new jazz club contact firstname.lastname@example.org
LIPA opened in 1995 to forge a new approach to performing arts training that would lead to sustained employment. It was co-founded by Sir Paul McCartney (Lead Patron) and Mark Featherstone-Witty (Principal) and has established a reputation as one of the UK’s leading higher education institutions for performers and those who make performance possible. For several years Liverpooljazz awarded prizes to the most promising final year music students at LIPA’s annual graduation ceremony. It is encouraging to note that many music and jazz students, particularly from out of town and abroad, decided to make Liverpool their home after they graduated.
Several of the photographs on this website were provided by local photographer Alan D Smith who specialises in images of people in the performing arts. You will see Alan at concerts and gigs promoted by Liverpooljazz and the Capstone Theatre in Liverpool.
Hear theme music specially composed and recorded by Liverpool jazz pianist Tim Harvey in ‘Chicken Soup and Scouse’ a 75 minute documentary video which charts the history of the Liverpool Jewish Community from the 18th century to the present day. The film highlights Jewish Liverpudlians who have made a contribution to the city’s culture and music scene including Beatles Manager Brian Epstein and Lightning Seeds lead singer Ian Broudie.
And now released Autumn 2016 the companion and sequel documentary ‘The Story of Harold House,’ about one of the UK’s most vibrant youth and community centres. This 95 minute documentary video has theme music written and composed by Liverpool’s Viktor Nordberg Quartet.
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