Tuesday, 31 March 2020

A message from Northern Jazz Promoters

Northern Jazz Promoters (previously known as NORVOL) is a not-for-profit organisation which support jazz and it's Promoters in the region, of which, JATPjazz is a founder member. 
They have set up a page on their website where bands can provide links to their music available for download. Please checkout https://www.norvoljazz.org/helping-our-bands-and-musicians/ where Musician's details are listed further down the page

Stay sane, stay safe, Stay Home.

Your JATPjazz Committee

Sunday, 22 March 2020

A thought for Musicians

Fellow Jazzers,
as alluded to below whilst the HMG decide if / how they will support the Covid-19 measures-affected Self Employed (i.e Musicians), as most are physically self-isolating, it is easy to imagine their horror at an extended period of "social distancing" and the effect on their income, which for those not live-streaming music lessons, is pretty much £0. Most musicians we have had the pleasure of at JATPjazz are looking into the possibility of "live streaming" gigs from their homes https://www.facebook.com/Thehorsepuppets/videos/235823327561877/  &  https://www.facebook.com/events/2914759771936866/  on either a ppv, pwyf or even gratis basis, but it is likely even this will be frowned upon as infection rates increase and a full lockdown threatens. Therefore we worry for our Friends and consider how we might support them. Roger found an interesting idea in The Guardian Letters page https://www.theguardian.com/culture/2020/mar/18/how-to-keep-the-music-playing 
the other day which we thought we might share. Noting that we are not seeking ticket money for cancelled gigs, in the event you are similarly motivated towards helping musicians, here are the band links for this season's remaining gigs and don't forget that Joe Webb, John Law and Rob Luft all have new albums releasing imminently with Shirley Smart's excellent Long Story Short released in April 2019, so all nice, fresh JAZZ

Keep Well, Stay Safe

Tuesday, 17 March 2020

Suspension of Activities

Dearest Jazzers,

in the light of the latest Government advice and the effect of that on the jazz scene generally, the JATPjazz Committee have most regrettably and reluctantly concluded that the best, most responsible course of action is to cancel all forthcoming gigs up until the end of May at the earliest. We will, of course, continue to regularly review the situation and act accordingly, however we cannot discount the possibility of extending this suspension of operation.
We hope you understand this is our only sensible and responsible option, and of course we hope that the situation improves to a point where we can get back to jazz asap.
We should not forget Bradford Latvian Club and Jazz Musicians in general in the current circumstances. In the light of the advice to avoid public gatherings, such venues and maintain "social distancing", coupled with the suspension of Bradford City AFC fixtures, the supporters of which pack the Bradford Latvian Club to the rafters for home games, it is easy to imagine the black holes which have suddenly appeared in their respective balance sheets. I hope you join our sympathies at their plights. Bradford Latvian Club have been very good to JATPjazz in our hour of recent need. Jazz Musicians likewise - none of them will get rich on the survivalist rates which JATPjazz pays - so we sincerely hope they can all prevail. We are supporting both where we can, however please raise a salutary, hopeful glass in their direction.
We should also not forget our faithful Members and Patrons, without whom none of this would happen in any circumstances. We advise that Membership and Patronage durations will be extended by the number of months we are "off-line" such that there will be no disadvantage to Benefactors in terms of annual membership subscriptions or Patronage. Of course, those Benefactors who would prefer a refund of outstanding subscriptions or patronage arising from cancellations, please contact Steve (Patrons) or Kathleen (Members), contact details fro both to be found in the brochure. 
We hope to be back where we belong at Bradford Latvian Club in the not too distant future and hope you will bear with us in the meantime.
Please stay safe and hopefully virus-free until happier, more normal days return.
We wish you all well

JATPjazz Committee

Sunday, 1 March 2020

New Jazz Venue Alert !!

There's a new jazz night happening in Gomersal which sounds like the ideal Sunday evening "chill".
The fine folks at the Smiling Cat Cafe 134 Oxford Rd, Gomersal, Cleckheaton BD19 4HD will be hosting a monthly Jazz night starting Sun 22 Mar. 
Music from 7-9pm featuring the Jeffrey Hewer Trio, featuring Eliot Richards, sax; and Angus Milne, db.
Come for the music and stay for the terrific food, drinks atmosphere and lovely staff! 

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