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Monday, 24 August 2015

Lunchtime jazz at Durham's Gala

December 18th – Northern Monkey Brass Band

Paul Edis writes about the Friday lunchtime jazz series at the Durham Gala

September 25th – Noel Dennis Trio 
Trumpeter Noel has worked alongside the likes of Andy Sheppard, John Warren, Tommy Smith, John Surman, Mark Nightingale, Tim Garland, Bob Mintzer and many other top musicians and composers. For this gig he is joined by pianist Paul Edis and bassist Andy Champion.

October 9th – Bradley Johnston Quartet
One of the rising stars of the North East jazz circuit, Bradley Johnston leads his quartet in a performance that promises own original material and a contemporary take on the classic jazz repertoire. The bands influences include musicians such as Pat Metheny, Michael Brecker, Charlie Haden, Michal Petrucciani, Sonny Rollins.

November 6th – Jo Harrop Quartet
Originally from the North East, London based singer Jo Harrop is a young jazz singer with a captivating, rich, chocolate voice. Inspired by Ella Fitzgerald, Nina Simone and Billie Holiday, Tony Bennett, and Betty Carter, Jo's favourite place is on stage, singing classic Jazz standards with ease.

December 18th – Northern Monkey Brass Band
Formed at the beginning of 2009, the band formerly known as Horn Dogs are a deeply funky collective of some of the finest drum and brass players in the North East of England. Led by trumpeter Graham Hardy, the NMBB were initally inspired by Rebirth Brass Band, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Youngblood Brass Band to name a few (as well as that bit at the beginning of Live And Let Die).  Northern Monkey Brass Band show you a good time!

All concerts 1-2.00pm. Tickets are available at £4 from the Box Office

Durham Gala Arts Centre
1 Millennium Place,
Durham DH1 1WA
0300 026 6600



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