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Wednesday, 5 July 2017

July Jazz in Durham


The Empty Shop in Durham hosts a broad range of Jazz gigs at our venue in the city, some programmed by us and some in collaboration with others contributing to the growing Jazz scene. Now in it's 3rd year, Empty Shop HQ plays host some of the most prolific and accomplished Jazz bands in the North east. We've also got a new venue - TESTT Space is a new visual arts space on North Road. We encourage anyone with an ear for discovery to come along.

The Jazz Sessions: Gabriele mit drei
Thursday 6th July The Empty Shop 35c Framwellgate Bridge Durham, Durham DH1 4SJ
Doors from 7:00pm // Music starts at 8pm // £5 / £4 students - pay on the door
Gabriele Heller - vocal
Paul Beck - piano
Steve Glendinning - guitar
Dave Parker - double bass

The jazz quartet Gabriele mit drei has a wide repertoire of jazz standards, German film classics, gospels and original compositions. 'Not only was there wonderful singing and musicianship, but there was an unusual set of songs and entertainment galore! (...)' Ann Alex, bebop spoken here 'Lotte Lenya meets Carmen McRae meets Marlene Dietrich via Anita O'Day might sum up this gig. Certainly Frau Gabi has all of the attributes of the above and tonight she brought them in to play at the crowded Jazz Café. (...)' Lance Liddle, bebop spoken here

BRASS Festival - Cutting Edge Brass with The Family Band
Tuesday 11th July @ TESTT Space - our new visual arts space
TESTT Space, Floor 2, 25 North Road, Durham, DH1 4SG
8pm - 10pm // £10 / £8 concession

The 1960s avant-garde and free jazz inspired Family Band led by Leeds bassist Tom Riviere brings its powerful and dynamic music combining jazz, brass and blues into simple, repeated riffs. TESTT Space is a new visual arts space on North Road. Located on the second floor above Durham Bus Station, the gallery space will host this one off jazz gig for BRASS. TESTT website: testtculture.wordpress.com





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