2020 Online

15th August………..

Covid-19 Update

We have had to take the difficult decision to cancel Newcastle Jazz Festival this year due to Covid-19.

Jay Phelps

Friday 12th August 2021. Newcastle Civic Centre. £8/ £10.


Saturday 14th August 2021. Tyne Bank Brewery. Full day £15.


Sunday 15th August 2021. An afternoon of FREE music in the city.

Getting to NJF

Most venues are accessible, have excellent public transport and parking facilities.

A Brief History of NJF

Once upon a time a big band MD came up with the idea of organising a jazz festival. Will it work? enquired some, It’ll never work! declared others. Undaunted, the idea took root and in no time the event envisaged by Newcastle Big Band MD Andy Hudson began to take shape. Jazz North East’s Honourary…

Our Mission

We will produce an annual Jazz Festival in Newcastle Upon Tyne. Our programming will include both local and national artists and organise publicity, venue booking, ticketing and logistics.

Press Releases

10 08 20 – Live Online – Saturday 15th August 2020 22 06 20 – Covid-19 Statement 17 06 19 – Newcastle Jazz Festival launch