Jazz Yorkshire's mission is to celebrate and develop jazz in the Yorkshire and the Humber region. We will operate as an open and inclusive organisation embracing the needs and aspirations of all our stakeholders. The key groups of stakeholders are audiences, educators, musicians, promoters and venues.
The key priorities which will deliver these aims are:
We will achieve these objectives by:
From October 2012 Jazz Yorkshire and the other northern jazz development agencies are replaced by Jazz North. Read more: news/jazznorth
Find out more about what we aim to do and how we propose to do it by reading our mission statement.
Jazz Yorkshire is a company limited by guarantee and is managed by a board of voluntary directors who will be in place until end of March 2013. Nigel Slee was the Development Manager based at Leeds Media Centre until October 2012.
The board of directors meet four times a year and a sub group from the board meet every month.
The current directors of Jazz Yorkshire are: Martin Coultas 'Chair', Steve Crocker (Vice Chair), Peter Connolly, Chris de Saram, John Drury, Kathy Dyson, Louise Gibbs, Richard Hill, Bill Martin, Jamil Sheriff and Andrew Watson.
If you want to raise an issue or make a suggestion to Jazz Yorkshire about our work in the region then you are welcome to do so. You can do this by either sending a message via the contact form or by letter to our postal address. Your message / request can then be presented at the next quarterly board meeting.
If you would like to contact one of the directors send your message to the office and we will forward on.
Many thanks to Robert Gibson 'Chair' [04-08], Phil Hudson [07-09], Peter Tamblyn [07-09], Sara Littlefield [07-09], Charlotte Bowen [04-07], Mike Gordon [05-07], Tony Whyton [06-07].
Jazz Yorkshire was set up in 2003 with support from Arts Council England, Yorkshire with a mission to celebrate and develop jazz scene in Yorkshire and the Humber. Following extensive consultation with the region's jazz community, Jazz Yorkshire works with a range of partners to support jazz development and acts as an advocate for the diverse range of quality jazz activity in the region.
Jazz Yorkshire is a company limited by guarantee and is managed by a board of voluntary directors and development manager Nigel Slee.
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