NEWS: Jazz North Announces Seven Bands for Seventh Round of Northern Line

Some of the successful Round 7 participants:
Front Row - Jemma Freese (freesetrio), Nishla Smith,
Bela Horvath (SogoRock), Eleanor Begley (Rafe’s Dilemma)
Back Row - Chris Sellers and Theo Goss (both freesetrio), Jamie Toms (Not Now Charlie),
Tim Knowles (Beyond Albedo), John Pope, Sarah Heneghan (Beyond Albedo)
Photo credit: Paul Medlock

Sebastian writes:

Jazz North’s northern line scheme, which supports emerging bands through subsidising their touring, mentoring them and giving them industry support, with the aim to help them reach new audiences beyond their home area, has just announced its seventh cohort:

Beyond Albedo (Leeds/Sheffield):
Lara Jones saxophones, FX pedals / Tim Knowles electric guitar, bass guitar, FX pedals / Ben Gaunt synths / Sarah Heneghan drums, drum machine

freesetrio (Leeds)
Jemma Freese voice, keyboards / Chris Sellers bass / Theo Goss drums

John Pope Quintet (Newcastle/Manchester)
John Pope double bass / Jamie Stockbridge alto saxophone / Faye MacCalman clarinet, tenor saxophone / Graham Hardy trumpet / Johnny Hunter drums

Nishla Smith Quintet (Manchester)
Nishla Smith vocals / Aaron Wood trumpet / Richard Jones piano / Joshua Cavanagh-Brierley bass / Johnny Hunter drums

Not Now Charlie (Newcastle)
Jamie Toms saxophone / Pawel Jedrzejewski guitar / Richard Campbell piano / Ian Paterson bass / Mark Johnson drums

Rafe’s Dilemma (Leeds)
Eleanor Begley vocals, loops / Jamil Sheriff keyboards / Sam Vicary bass guitar / Katie Patterson drums

SogoRock (Leeds)
Ferenc Lakatos synth / Matt Hines saxophone / Nik Svarc guitar / Bela Horvath piano, keyboards / Alexander Miller bass / Joshua Gumbs drums


All artists will be performing at Jazz North’s northern line Showcase Day at Lancaster Jazz Festival on Friday 13 September 2019 in front of national and international jazz promoters. 

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