Gateshead International Jazz Festival 2014

Glassonic - Brendan Murphy Glass Ensemble

The Jazz Lounge

This new quartet founded by percussionist Brendan Murphy play beautiful new and improvised music on glass percussion instruments, double bass and trumpet, in a fragile sonic landscape.

Featuring instruments including a series of glass tubular bells created at the National Glass Centre in Sunderland, a chromatic set of wine glasses tuned with water, a unique glass marimba, a series of glass udu drums, microtonal glass bells and glass gongs, plus double bass. The result is both translucent and mesmeric- in fact it’s crystal clear!

Part of Gateshead International Jazz Festival 2014

This year we’re celebrating the 10th anniversary of the UK’s biggest jazz festival under one roof outside London. Known as the Spring Quartet, this powerful ensemble on its first visit to the UK, brings together Jack DeJohnette, the peerless drummer at the heart of many of the...

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