Gateshead International Jazz Festival 2015

Double Bill: Ruby Turner and James Taylor Quartet

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For a quarter of a century, the James Taylor Quartet have set the standard for the coolest sounds in funky acid jazz. On dozens of albums and at their legendary gigs, they’ve quietly become a byword for distinguished British creativity, with James Taylor’s funky Hammond sound as their trademark.

“James Taylor is the best Hammond player this side of the Atlantic” Craig Charles, BBC Radio 6

“Taylor’s organ sound first sears the ears and then goes straight to the feet “ BBC Music Magazine

Ruby Turner is well known as one of the UK’s favourite soul, gospel and R&B singers. She was born in Jamaica and grew up in Montego Bay. Her grandfather sang the lead in one of the island’s gospel groups. Moving to England when she was 9, Ruby has lived here ever since. To date, she has released 17 albums plus the BBC’s ‘Live From Glastonbury’, as well as appearing on releases by Brian Ferry, UB40, Steve Winwood and Mick Jagger. She is also one of the main vocalists in Jools Holland’s Rhythm & Blues Orchestra and features on many of his album tracks. Her most recent studio album ‘All That I Am’ was released in the summer of 2014.

“Soul, gospel and r&b: Ruby Turner is truly the genuine article. Blessed with a voice that can breathe life and meaning into any song, whether it be a passionate ballad or a fast groove” The Guardian

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Contact Ticket Office on 0191 443 4661 for more details and to book (this offer is not available online). Offer excludes Tin Men & The Telephone Family Show on 11 April and all festival workshops.

Booking Fees
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Student Offer
£5 standby tickets may become available on the day subject to availability (one per person). Valid NUS card required.
£5 tickets are available for Sage Gateshead students including members of the Young Musicians Programme, Further Education and Youth Participation groups (one per person for each event).

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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