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….

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

NJF 2019

NJF2019 in Review: A look back at the first Newcastle Jazz Festival for 25 years!

NJF 2021

NJF2021 in Review: A look back at Newcastle Jazz Festival post Covid.

NJF 2020

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