Thursday, 16 July 2015
How To Run A Jazz Venue. 19th September
NORVOL Jazz, an organisation set up by and for jazz promoters in the North of England, are hosting an event during the Lancaster Jazz Festival in September called How To Run A Jazz Venue.
The panel discussion will feature a number of successful promoters from across the North - Neil Hughes (owner of the Cinnamon Club, Altringham), Jez Matthews (musician and promoter of jazz at the Lescar, Sheffield), Gill Wilde (promoter of Grimsby Jazz and director of Cleethorpes Jazz Festival) and John Marley (musician and promoter of live jazz in York).
This event is aimed at people who want to become jazz promoters, or who may already do some jazz promotion and want to do it better. You may be a musician wanting to develop venue for people to play, a volunteer with an interest in jazz, or a promoter in other areas of the arts wanting to include more jazz in your festival or programme. This event will help you achieve that.
The seminar will focus on: finding a venue, developing an audience, planning a programme, developing the local jazz community through workshops, masterclasses, jam session and paying for it all! It also provides a prime opportunity to network with successful Northern Jazz promoters.
The event takes place at the Sun Hotel (Sun Street, Lancaster, LA1 1EW) from 2.30pm until 5pm on 19th September. It's free to attend but sign-up is necessary. You can sign up on Norvol Jazz's website.