We’re very excited to announce a brand-new partnership with NQ Jazz and The Yard, so that we can bring the best in live jazz to Manchester!
Amongst the artists involved are multiple MOBO award-winning saxophonist and composer Soweto Kinch, seminal vocalist Norma Winstone alongside long-term collaborators Stan Sulzmann and Nikki Iles, plus Jazz FM Instrumentalist of the Year 2016, Mark Lockheart — the renowned saxophonist and bandleader who rose to prominence with the influential big band Loose Tubes. See the full line-up here.
In addition to established artists, the partnership will champion rising stars and develop young talent, working with Chetham’s School of Music (where The Stoller Hall is based), on a range of public Masterclasses, as well providing opportunities for Manchester’s student community to learn from leading jazz artists by working with the RNCM and the University of Manchester.
The new venture will bring some of the UK’s finest jazz musicians to Manchester for a series of socially distanced lunchtime concerts and masterclasses, evening concerts and live broadcasts. Through a mix of live in-venue performances and high-quality online streams and performance archive, the programme will reach a global audience.