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Saturday, 1 October 2016

Lit and Phil autumn concerts

Zoe Gilby Dec16

Paul Edis writes with details of the monthly lunchtime Lit and Phil concerts in Newcastle - all 1-2pm, £4

September 30th – James Harrison Trio 

James Harrison is a recent graduate of the prestigious BMus course from Sage, Gateshead. He has quickly established himself as a recognised figure on the North East jazz scene. His trio features John Pope (bass) and Tom Chapman (drums), who James plays with regularly in a variety of different line ups. On this occasion they will perform a mixture of standards alongside pieces you wouldn't perhaps expect to be played in a jazzy fashion! www.jamesharrisonmusician.com

October 28th – Emma Fisk and James Birkett 

Bringing together their shared knowledge of early jazz styles, Emma Fisk (violin) and James Birkett (guitar) present an entertaining and informative programme of music associated with the first great violin and guitar partnership in jazz.

November 25th - Graham Hardy and Paul Edis

Graham Hardy is an extremely versatile and talented Trumpeter, composer and arranger, well known on the local scene as a sideman in the Sue Ferris Quintet, the Paul Edis Sextet and the Mick Shoulder Quintet as well as leading his own band the Northern Monkey Brass Band. He teams up for this gig with Paul Edis, described as a ‘brilliant young pianist’ (Alyn Shipton, The Guardian) to perform a concert that includes music by Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Miles Davis alongside original material from the duo.

December 16th – Zoe Gilby Trio

Zoë Gilby is a jazz vocalist and songwriter that has been making a real impression on the jazz scene today. A repertoire starting with her compelling original compositions written with double bassist husband Andy Champion and performed by her highly accomplished band, including guitarist Mark Williams. Her stockpile of music reaches a wide range of more contemporary material from composers such as Pink Floyd to Kate Bush.

The Literary and Philosophical Society, 23 Westgate Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear NE1 1SE.


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