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Ruby Turner is a national and international treasure, with seven hit singles including a definitive version of ‘I’d Rather Go Blind,’ three chart albums and her prestigious US R&B No.1, ‘It’s Gonna Be Alright.’ Her album “I’m Travelling On”, Ruby’s interpretations of Gospel classics, was released in 2009, and since that time she has become an regular performer in Jools Holland’s Rhythm & Blues Orchestra, as well as featuring on numerous Jools Holland albums. She appears with her regular high energy band.
Watch Ruby Turner and Jools Holland performing ‘You Are So Beautiful’ at the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Concert.
The Brand New Heavies are a British music institution. Founded in Ealing in 1985, their unique mix of jazz, funk and soul has lit up the dance scene for well over two decades – and with a brand new album hitting the streets in time for this evening’s concert, they show no sign of standing still. The founding and ever-present trio of Jan Kincaid, Simon Bartholomew and Andrew Levy on drums/keyboards, guitar and bass respectively were influential in creating what became known as the acid jazz scene. They have since steered the Brand New Heavies into the current millennium, where they remain as influential and respected as ever.
“There is something unique about the Brand New Heavies ..We’ve been together so long that we have the grounding and the history. We started as a live band and did it hard, just playing clubs, pubs, anywhere that would have us for a long time before we got a record deal. We weren’t just centred around a record, and that’s the way it should be.” Jan Kincaid
Save with the ‘Jazz Pass’
Buy two or more tickets for either the Hall One or Hall Two Gateshead International Jazz Festival concerts (or a combination of both) and save money.
Buy tickets for two concerts and save £2 off each ticket (Save £4)
Buy tickets for three concerts and save £3 off each ticket (Save £9)
Buy tickets for four concerts and save £4 off each ticket (Save £16)
Contact Ticket Office for more details and to obtain the offer: 0191 443 4661.
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...