Recording sessions offer at the NCEM York

As part of my work with the National Centre for Early Music in York we are opening the doors and encourage more people to come in to use the lovely, inspiring, bright, airy space. One of the uses of the venue that suits really well – with its lovely acoustics, sound proofing and studio facilities […]

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Music Act 2012

The 1st of october 2012 marks the start of the Music Act 2012 designed to ease the bureaucratic burden on smaller venues wanting to put on live music. In 2003 the new Licensing Act added extra regulation around entertainment. The Music Act 2012, 9 yrs later, is a response to pressure from the industry on […]

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Mystery Soul Music Festival 10 Aug – 25 Aug – York

Just picked up the info on this festival in York over the summer – it is a fantastic looking lineup! York Theatre Royal and J-Night have just announced six summer nights of the hottest jazz, gospel and soul music to celebrate the York Mystery Plays 2012 in August. The line-up features Ruby Turner, Snake Davis, […]

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Omar Puente

If it is not enough that one of the Raghu Dixit: unplugged  tracks is included on the free cover CD – Songlines Magazine have given us another good reason to buy this month with a great little feature on Yorkshire’s own Omar Puente. The brilliant Cuban jazz violinist has made his home in Bradford and he talks in the […]

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Get The Blessing | NCEM

This just hit my radar! (busy few weeks) but tickets are still available on the door if you fancy a great night of live music: Winners of the BBC Jazz Award 2008 for their debut album ‘All Is Yes,’ this band is one of the UK’s most exciting live bands. Featuring bassist Jim Barr and […]

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