Friday 13th August in Newcastle city centre.


Saturday 14th August at Tyne Bank Brewery.


Sunday 15th August at Tyne Bank Brewery.

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 produce an annual Jazz Festival in Newcastle Upon Tyne – our programming passionately includes both local and national artists.

Press Releases

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

Interested in performing?

We are a growing festival, and our schedule is tight – but we would love to hear from any artists interested in performing at NJF. Please note that not all submissions receive a response, although all are considered – just complete the form below…

NJF 2020

NJF2020 in review: a year struck by Covid-19 with an online festival for 2020.