Jazz North East arfe promoting a run of international gigs with a strong international flavour, reflecting the enthusiasm of overseas bands to come and play for the appreciative Tyneside audience. In quick succession we have Japanese pianistJapanese pianist Yoko Miura, Luxembourg trio the Jeff Herr Corporation, and Oxford-born, Amsterdam-trained, and Berlin-resident reedman Toby Delius. But we’re certainly not neglecting the UK scene, so our opening Autumn series also brings in the exciting new London trio Glasshopper (featuring Hexham-born guitarist James Kitchman), the star-studded quartet Let Spin, and three of Tyneside’s leading players in Triptych.
This is, we hope, just the start of another sequence of outstanding jazz, crossing the borders of style and nationality. With our successful Arts Council funding application we have incredibly exciting plans for the rest of this year and through 2016. Just keep watching this space . . .
23rd September @ the Newcastle Lit & Phil
Yoko Miura & Charlie Collins + Zoë Gilby
Superb Japanese pianist in an improv duo, plus a voice & electronics set from Zoë.
29th September @ the Jazz Café Newcastle
Jeff Herr Corporation
First ever UK appearance by groove-driven trio from Luxembourg.
4th October @ the Bridge Hotel Newcastle
Toby Delius Trio
Berlin-based reedman returns to Tyneside with bassist Olie Brice and drummer Mark Sanders.
11th October @ the Bridge Hotel Newcastle
Glasshopper + Triptych
Fantastic double bill brings together outstanding young London trio with hugely popular Tyneside group.
27th October @ the Jazz Café Newcastle
Return visit from one of the UK’s most exciting young groups, with four players at the top of their game.
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