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.

NJF 2020

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

NJF 2019

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