King Bee

Sage Gateshead Concourse

Newcastle’s own jazz-funk supremos with a ‘fire in the belly’ groove featuring the inimitable Chris Jelly on vibes.

Formed in 2011 by Dave Wilde (sax/flute with UK funk/soul band, Smoove and Turrell) and Chris Jelly, King Bee have years of experience playing and recording in various funk, groove and jazz line-ups. They have created their own style, sculpting sounds around mesmerising vibraphone, Rhodes piano and psychedelic Moog, tight bass and drum-grooves, jazz-fusion guitar and the three piece King Bee horns.

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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