Tuesday 24 November 2015

Jazz North launches Northern Line Round 4

On November 23rd, Jazz North officially opened the application portal for the latest batch of Northern Line bands.

Now in its fourth round, Northern Line has so far seen 37 bands go through the scheme with over 350 performances for 130 different promoters.

Selected bands get to be part of the scheme from September 2016 until December 2017 and are available for promoters to book at a subsidised rate as part of the scheme.

The Jazz North website contains a set of guidelines for prospective applicants to read through as well as an online application portal.

A brief look at eligibility -

- There is no age limit or stylistic barrier

- The majority of band members must be based in the North of England

- Bands who have previously been part of the scheme are not able to apply, although musicians from these groups can apply as part of a different project

- Groups should have audio samples and a website (at least the bandleader must have a website if a band one is not available)

The deadline for submissions is 4th January 2016. Full information can be found on the Jazz North website.

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