Meet the Team
Barney Stevenson, Artistic Director
Barney became artistic director in 2013 and was chair of the trustees for five years prior to that. Barney’s enthusiasm for jazz stems from his early teens. He studied music at The University of Manchester and previously worked at the Department of Health. Barney lives in Marsden with his young family.
Andrew Procter, Finance and Admin Manager
Andrew joined us in August 2021 and has over 20 years’ experience working in arts financial management across the North. He has been listening to jazz and playing saxophone since discovering Art Pepper, Lester Young and Scott Hamilton in the early 1980s. Away from music, he has had a book published about the history of his beloved Burnley FC – and he is also interested in football.
Contact Andrew regarding: general queries, shop purchases, ticket sales, refunds, payments, invoices.
Hannah Burgess, Marketing Coordinator
Hannah joined the festival in March 2021 and has experience working on communications and project management for various arts organisations across Yorkshire, including Artworks Creative Communities and The Creative Learning Guild, as well as working with Shambala Festival. She is also a part-time ceramicist, creating vessels inspired by landscape from her studio in Leeds (Hana May Ceramics).
Contact Hannah regarding: general marketing queries.
Marsden Jazz Festival Trustees
Richard Whitelaw – Chair of trustees
Louise Halliwell – Treasurer
Marsden Jazz Festival Committee
Marsden Jazz Festival is supported by a team of 25 committee members who offer their expertise, guidance and knowledge in governance of the festival.
Volunteering at Marsden Jazz Festival
Marsden Jazz Festival is supported by a large team of volunteers who help with the preparation of the festival, as well as helping out over the festival weekend itself. Our voluntary group is managed by Liz Challenger, Kate Button and Gill Clarke. For more information on becoming a Marsden Jazz Festival volunteer, see our volunteering page.