Afternoon Jazz on the Concourse (Saturday)

Sage Gateshead Concourse

Featuring great bands from across Sage Gateshead’s Learning & Participation programme, including our BMus Jazz, Popular and Commercial Music programme and Young Musicians Programme, as well as other renowned ensembles from across the region. This afternoon of free music can be enjoyed by everyone.

1.30pm – 2pm
Jazz Attack
An upbeat contemporary ensemble directed by Paul Edis from Sage Gateshead’s Young Musicians Programme.

2.30pm – 3pm
Paul Taylor
Paul Taylor is an accomplished pianist and keyboard player specialising in improvisation. His music is evocative, alluring and unique; combining unusual harmonies and sonorities with an original and fluid technique.

3.30pm – 4pm
Ruth Lambert Trio
The Ruth Lambert Trio takes it’s main influence from the early recordings of Julie London’s Trio. With the intimate accompaniment of Giles Strong’s guitar and Mick Shoulder’s bass, Ruth swings, improvises and transforms each song into something distinctive and personal.

4.30pm – 5pm
Mark Gray Band

5.30pm – 6pm
Alex Saxon and Jack Foster
Alex and Jack have been performing together for years with their unique sound of funk/jazz/swing/traditional folk and electro music

6.30pm – 7.10pm
King Bee
Newcastle’s own jazz-funk supremos with a ‘fire in the belly’ groove featuring the inimitable Chris Jelly on vibes.

10.15pm & 11.15pm
Svarc Hanley Longhawn
A refreshing take on this classic trio format, with a broad sound palette ranging from ethereal, brooding moods to electrifying grooves. Presented with Jazz North.

Part of Gateshead International Jazz Festival 2015

Gateshead International Jazz Festival is delighted to announce an exciting international line-up for its 11th edition with its trademark mix of UK, European and international jazz icons, hot new talent and some of the best of the thriving Northern jazz scene. The programme is packed with...

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