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Alyn Shipton brings the popular Radio 3 programme back to Sage Gateshead for a live edition catching up with news of the Newcastle Jazz Co-Op. Requests come from listeners and Free Thinking speakers and there’s live music from Newcastle-based jazz violinist Emma Fisk and guitarist James Birkett playing along with Alyn Shipton.
Alyn Shipton is a jazz historian, broadcaster and author of many books about individual jazz musicians including the first full-length biography of Cab Calloway and A New History of Jazz.
Welcome to the Free Thinking Festival from BBC Radio 3. All weekend here at Sage Gateshead we’re gathering together a throng of talented individuals to wrestle, debate and celebrate the theme of this year’s festival: The One and the Many. Whether it’s the impact of social media,...