Gateshead International Jazz Festival 2014

Way In to the Way Out with Chris Sharkey and Andy Champion.

The Jazz Lounge

How did two Tyneside teenagers find their way into the wild and wonderful world of jazz?

Years later, composer/guitarist Chris Sharkey and composer/bass player Andy Champion look back down memory lane to discuss and debate their own perspective on the history of jazz, combining lively chat with excerpts from albums they’ve grown up listening to, punctuated by occasional live interjections.

Chris Sharkey and Andy Champion © Emile Holba

Part of Gateshead International Jazz Festival 2014

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