Who We Are – NORVOL & Apollo
2 February 2016
The Orpheus Project is a joint venture between NORVOL Jazz and Apollo Jazz Network.
NORVOL Jazz is a network of voluntary promoters in the North. With over 30 members, it is one of the largest organisations of its kind. The membership has a wealth of experience in running both individual clubs and large festivals and currently has over 30 members spread across the North of England. Dedicated to supporting jazz through live promotion, the network works to provide support and opportunities to work together. Recently, this has included a Grants for the Arts funded series of Professional Development workshops for promoters and the development centralised promotional materials for festivals NORVOL will provide venues for Orpheus Project tours as well as mentorship by sharing their considerable experience in the field. Visit the NORVOL website for more information.
Apollo Jazz Network is run by professional trumpeter Kim Macari. Its aim is to facilitate collaborations between musicians from different scenes and to enable groups to set up performances in scenes outside their own. This has included UK tours by two American groups – Veronneau (Washington DC) and Fat Face Trio (North Carolina) as well as supporting new collaborations between UK musicians. This work was supported by Help Musicians UK who awarded director Kim Macari an Emerging Excellence award which allowed her to travel to NYC to set up links with musicians. Apollo Jazz Network will be the producers of the Orpheus Project and are responsible for its management. Visit the Apollo Jazz Network website for more information.
The Orpheus Project is made possible through the generous support of Arts Council England through their Grants for the Arts programme.