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Scandinavian/British jazz trio Phronesis have the ability to excite and inspire. Led by London-based Danish double-bass player Jasper Høiby, and featuring Ivo Neame on piano and the Swedish drummer Anton Eger, their charismatic live performances have captured the hearts and minds of audiences worldwide and prompted Jazzwise to describe them as “the most exciting and imaginative piano trio since EST”.
In 2012 their fourth album, Walking Dark (Edition) has led to a busy international touring schedule and a host of awards.
The resonance of button accordion and tenor saxophone conjures up a rare, rich and beautiful sonority. Long established British saxophonist and composer Iain Ballamy and the astounding Norwegian multi-instrumentalist Stian Carstensen generate an arresting range of moods and textures. Their repertoire ranges widely from Chopin to Whitney Houston via Erik Satie and Kurt Weil, incorporating classic songs, jazz standards, original works, tangos and even children’s songs to make a rich and diverse programme that resounds with an engaging wit and humour.
Pre-concert talk: Alyn Shipton talks to Iain Ballamy and Stian Carstensen, 7pm in The Music Education Centre – free to ticket holders.
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Buy two or more tickets for either the Hall One or Hall Two Gateshead International Jazz Festival concerts (or a combination of both) and save money.
Buy tickets for two concerts and save £2 off each ticket (Save £4)
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Contact Ticket Office for more details and to obtain the offer: 0191 443 4661.
Phronesis © Cat Munro
Gateshead International Jazz Festival, the largest UK festival held under one roof, has announced its headline acts and themes for 2013 including The Brand New Heavies, Ruby Turner, National Youth Jazz Orchestra with special guest Jacqui Dankworth, Lighthouse, Phronesis and Christine Tobin. The...