Friday, 14 November 2014

Three reasons to be cheerful...

Travelers + Julia Sassoon 

Paul Bream, from Jazz North East, writes about three reasons to be cheerful...

ONE: The Arts Council has awarded Jazz North East a grant designed to keep us going until July 2015. We are, of course, extremely grateful for this positive outcome.

TWO: The grant has been awarded specifically to support a diverse programme that includes ‘straightahead’ jazz, more contemporary approaches (with a strong emphasis on contemporary composition), and the free improvisation strand .

THREE: We are also being encouraged to develop the international links which in recent years have enabled us to bring an extraordinarily cosmopolitan cast of overseas musicians to Tyneside.

So, the financial security this grant has provided means that we’ve been able to confirm a tremendous programme for the comings months. We have musicians heading to Newcastle from all points of the globe.

Sean Noonan with the Suwalki String Quartet at Bridge Hotel Newcastle - Sun Nov 23 08:00 pm
Admission £8 ( £ 6 concessions)
Featuring: Sean Noonan-drums/Magda Malecka-viola/Maciej Afanasjew and Jan Roszkowski-violins/Adam Roszkowski-cello.

Travelers + Julia Sassoon at Jazz Café - Tue Nov 25, 08:00 pm
Admission £10 ( £ 8 concessions)
Featuring: Matteo Bortone-bass/Julie Sassoon-piano/Francesco Diodati- guitar/Ariel Tessier-drums/Antonin Tri-Hoang- reeds

Achim Kaufmann & Olie Brice at Newcastle University Recital Room - Fri Dec 05 08:00 pm
Admission £10 ( £ 6 student) ( £ 8 concessions)
Featuring: Olie Brice- bass/Achim Kaufmann-piano

Ruth Lambert Trio at Jazz Café - Wed Dec 17 08:00 pm
Admission £8 ( £ 6 concessions)
Featuring: Ruth Lambert-vocals/Mick Shoulder-bass/Giles Strong-guitar

Bridge Hotel Castle Garth, Newcastle NE11RQ
Jazz Cafe - 23 Pink Lane Newcastle NE1 5DW
Recital Room Newcastle University Armstrong Building, Queen Victoria Road, Newcastle NE1 7RU

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