The wonderful Victorian Palm House in Sefton Park, Liverpool L17 has been home to many Jazz at the Palm House concerts promoted exclusively by LIVERPOOLJAZZ. 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.
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. Now in its 13th year it still takes place at the Royal Clifton Hotel on the Southport Promenade and always includes all the top class jazz performers you have come to expect at this excellent festival. Visit their site to find out who appeared at the February 2017 festival and other future events planned.
North of England’s premiere jazz festival : Liverpooljazz has always been delighted to be associated with and support the Wigan International Jazz Festival which it did once again with the 2017 festival in July. We attended several concerts including the amazing Jools Holland and the talented Branford Marsalis with vocalist Kurt Elling. We also attend 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. We look forward to the 2018 Festival. www.wiganjazzclub.co.uk
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Liverpooljazz was once again delighted to be one of the sponsors of the 2017 festival. In 2016 Liverpooljazz sponsored two festival concerts; Courtney Pine with Zoe Rahman on Saturday 27th February and the special showcase free concert featuring three of Merseyside’s top bands, The Weave, The Ginger Tunes Quartet and the Viktor Nordberg Quartet on the Sunday. Extracts from these three gigs can be seen on this website on the special video we produced.
Please visit www.thecapstonetheatre.com to find details of the 2017 Liverpool International Jazz Festival and all future events.
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 its 21st year, which meets regularly and promotes concerts and gigs. From 2016 it is now known as the Southport Jazz Club with most of its events at the Atkinson Arts Centre on Lord Street in the town centre. 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.
Most 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 many of the concerts and gigs promoted by Liverpooljazz.
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 documentary ‘The History of Harold House,’ about one of the UK’s most vibrant youth and community centres. 95 minute documentary video with theme music written and composed by the Viktor Nordberg Quartet. Details on both films from email@example.com
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