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Northern Spirits: Northern Sinfonia, Tim Garland, Lighthouse, Henry Lowther, Tim Whitehead, Andy Champion.
Conductor: Clark Rundell
This concert features two works for jazz musicians and orchestra inspired by the landscape of the North East of England. The late trumpeter/composer Ian Carr who died in 2009 (a popular musician who was also very involved with The Animals and organised their Big Band in the mid 1960’s) was commissioned by the Bracknell Jazz Festival in 1986 to write the suite Northumbrian Sketches but it has never before been performed in the area that inspired it, and never before with a fully professional orchestra. The piece was revivied in 2010 at a memorial concert at the Queen Elizabeth Hall in London but this is the first time it will be performed in the North East. Henry Lowther on trumpet, Tim Whitehead on saxophone/bass clarinet and Andy Champion on bass are joined by Northern Sinfonia strings, to present this exciting four part suite in its North East premiere.
Over twenty years after Ian Carr, saxophonist Tim Garland has taken his travels to and from his home in the North East as inspiration for a new suite for jazz trio and orchestra entitled ‘Songs to the North Sky’, a world premiere, written in 2012 for the trio Lighthouse with Northern Sinfonia.Listen to part of ‘Songs to the North Sky’.
Clark Rundell conducts both orchestral works.
The concert also includes a forty minute set by the award winning trio Lighthouse recently signed to ACT; Grammy winner Tim Garland and Barclaycard Mercury nominated pianist Gwilym Simcock are joined by world class percussionist Asaf Sirkis.
“Sure–footed virtuosity, a dazzling standard.“ The Times
“Three musicians at the top of their game having fun and sharing it with us.” Alyn Shipton
Pre-concert talk: Alyn Shipton speaks to Tim Garland about ‘Songs to the North Sky’ and Michael Chaplin about Ian Carr’s ‘Northumbrian Sketches’ (dedicated to Sid Chaplin) – 6.30pm in Hall One – free to ticket holders.
Lighthouse wil be featured on Radio 3 Jazz Line Up on 10th March.
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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...