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Winners of 2015 ‘Parliamentary Jazz Awards’ for ‘Jazz Album Of The Year’
Since their formation in 1996 Partisans have been thrilling audiences the world over with their ferociously energetic performances of tightly knit themes and with great freedom coming from their years of playing together. Hailed as breaking the ground for the new wave of British jazz in the late 1990s and described by BBC Radio Jazz on 3 as “One of the most exciting all star experimental groups in jazz today” .
Partisans is co-led by two of the preeminent musicians of their generation, Phil Robson (guitars) and Julian Siegel (tenor sax & bass clarinet), the quartet’s line-up is completed by Thaddeus Kelly (bass) and Gene Calderazzo (drums). Partisans are real band – known for bridging the gap between New York Swing, European Improv and UK Rock, the band has developed a distinctive sound of its own where the combination of each member’s influences feeds a genuine creative spark generating huge excitement and energy.
“Everything from African and Caribbean influences to modernistic expansions of the jazz tradition and, when the group rocks out, doing so with complete and utter authority and credibility… An inimitable style that seems to get better every time.” All About Jazz (live review of Ottawa Jazz Festival)
Sage Gateshead brings you some of the finest jazz acts around.
Some of the biggest names in music visit the banks of the Tyne this May and June while we also have innovative talks and performances as part of Thinking Digital Arts 2017 & Hexham Gathering returns.