Strictly Smokin’ Big Band with Alice Grace at The Bridge Hotel.


Northern Monkey Brass Band & Harry Keeble Duo at Black Swan [sponsored by Newcastle Arts Centre]


Riviera Effect, Alter Ego, Graham Hardy, JO HARROP / JAMIE McCREDIE & IVO NEAME at Tyne Bank Brewery


Lindsay Hannon, Knats, David Gray Flextet, Ben Glbert Trio, EMMA RAWICZ 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

Newcastle Jazz Festival benefits the residents, local musicians and music enthusiasts of Newcastle Upon Tyne and the wider North East region; as well as music venues, local business and education establishments including universities and schools. We produce an annual Jazz Festival in Newcastle Upon Tyne – our programming passionately includes both local and national artists….

Contact Us

We are a growing festival, and our schedule is tight – but we would love to hear from any artists interested in performing at NJF.