Friday 1st August 9pm – Alan Glen Trio £5.00 (£3.50 before 8.30)
The doyen of North East jazz pianists and breath-taking, walking anthology of standards from the Great American Songbook makes a welcome return to the Café with his fleet-of-foot trio of John Pope, double bass and Mike Humble drums.
Saturday 2nd August 9pm – Zoe Gilby & Mark Williams Duo Admission Free.
A different take on the Great American Songbook – from Tyneside’s top jazz guitarist and from his musical partner of ten years, the great Zoe Gilby.
Tuesday 5th August 8pm – ‘Tuesday Jam’ Admission Free
Instrumentalists, vocalists and listeners warmly welcomed to the best standards-based jam session in town
“built round the fine house band of Pete Gilligan (piano), Paul Grainger (double bass) and Paul Wight (drums).” Jazz Alert
Friday 8th August 9pm – Paul Edis Trio £5.00 (£3.50 before 8.30
Bringing freshness to jazz standards and introducing the freshness of Paul’s own compositions. “A new voice in jazz” Jazz Journal.
Saturday 9th August 9pm – Peter Gilligan & Ray Burns Admission Free`
Ray on harp, vocals, guitar and accordion comes together with Pete on piano (plus a musical surprise) for an evening of blues and old jazz standards.
Tuesday12th August 8pm - 'Improvisers Workshop' Admission Free
Free-improvisation jam session, curated / hosted by Andy Champion or John Pope, two of Tyneside’s boss basses. Open to instrumentalists and vocalists from all musical backgrounds. Just bring your instrument and make it up! Or come and listen.
Friday 15th August 9pm – Zoe Gilby Trio £5.00 ( £3.50 before 8.30)
Original compositions from Zoe and Andy Champion, fresh takes on the Great American Songbook and songs from Pink Floyd and Kate Bush.
16th August to 1st September – Venue closed for summer holiday
25 Pink Lane , Newcastle NE1 5DW, Tel: 0191 2229882
Listings July 2014