Wow! There's a very wide range of music in the Jazz Bar at the Globe, Newcastle over the next fortnight. When we started the co-op we were determined to be open all genres of improvised music and not to engage with the 'what is real jazz' debate.
And so on Friday 27 February there's Endless Window a new venture offering a combination of live acts and DJs described as ' post-punk, psychedelia, electronica, alt-pop'. It's being arranged by a local independent music promoter and Jazz.Coop is very happy to encourage this kind of creative venture.
Next up, on Saturday 28 February, Redemption come to the Globe for the first time. This powerful quartet has been wowing North East audiences with original high-energy jazz-funk for several years.
On Thursday 5 March there's a real experiment: Folk Meets Jazz. It's an open mike evening or maybe a jam session aimed at folkies, jazzers and anyone with open ears. It's free entry to performers and audience so please come and support this rare cross-genre project. If it's a success it could become a monthly event.
Saturday 7 March is set to be a good-time blues hootenanny with the R J Feathers Blues Band featuring one of our members on drums. They have a retro blues sound modelled on a mixture of the Stax, Chess and Sun records sound.
On Sunday 8 March there's our popular Am Jam session designed to give opportunities to less experienced jazz musicians. Come along and give it a try.
That's all happening at the Globe, but also we have a monthly jazz session in Durham arranged in partnership with Empty Shop. On Thursday 5 March it's Budtones playing a mixture of standards and original compositions from bebop to ballads.
The Jazz-Coop Newcastle
11 Railway St,
Newcastle upon Tyne,
Tyne and Wear
0191 222 2222