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15-17 APRIL 2016 | sage gateshead Presented with serious

sponsored by team cycles

What’s On

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Excludes festival workshops and Gregory Porter on Friday 15 April.

ON THE CONCOURSE | 6.30pm | bugalu foundation

An all-star nine piece latin, soul and funk band.

Friday 15 April | Sage One | 7.30pm

Gregory Porter

The GRAMMY award-winning jazz, blues, gospel and soul singing sensation has been compared with greats such as Joe Williams, Nat King Cole, Donny Hathaway and Marvin Gaye. Tickets: £30-£42.50 Sold out, returns only Presented by Kennedy Street and BKO.

Friday 15 April | Sage Two | 7.45pm

Arun Ghosh sextet

The British-Asian clarinettist and composer has become a leading light on both the national and international jazz scene, captivating audiences and critics with his trademark IndoJazz sound, passionate and dynamic performance style, eloquent musical expression and a healthy dose of rock ‘n’ roll spirit. Tickets: £13.50 Look out for Arun Ghosh and his band performing on the Concourse on Friday afternoon with Roman Road Primary School following a three day residency.

Presented with GemArts.

Friday 15 April | Northern Rock Foundation Hall | 8.30pm

Evan Parker

The British jazz saxophone revolutionary transformed the language and techniques of the instrument in the late 1960s and has since become one of the most admired saxophone improvisers on the planet. A rare chance to hear him perform solo. Part of Europe Jazz Network’s Take The Green Train initiative, which encourages artists to take the most ecological means of transport to travel across Europe. In partnership with Julie’s Bicycle. Tickets: £10 Pre-concert talk 7.30pm | The Barbour Room | Free to ticket holders Producer Graham McKenzie talks with Evan Parker about his tour and his music.

ON THE CONCOURSE | 10pm & 11pm - strictly smokin’ big band with guest swing dancers

A 19-piece jazz orchestra playing music from Duke Ellington to Gordon Goodwin via Buddy Rich, Bob Mintzer, Ella Fitzgerald and Frank Sinatra.

Friday 15 April | Sage Two | 10.15pm

Liane Carroll plus special guest ian shaw

A soulful, emotive singer and superb pianist performing solo, who can move an audience to tears with her ability to probe the very heart of a song lyric, or make them jump with joy with her breathless vocal virtuosity. Plus acclaimed jazz vocalist Ian Shaw. Tickets: £12.50

Friday 15 April | Northern Rock Foundation Hall | 10.30pm

WorldService Project plus special guest Chris Sharkey

British punk-jazz-funk specialists described as “dazzling” by Time Out and “brilliant post-prog funk” by Jazzwise. High-octane experimental but accessible music, imagine a four-way cage match between Frank Zappa, Loose Tubes, Stravinsky and Meshuggah, played loud. Plus Gateshead born improvising guitarist/composer Chris Sharkey. Tickets: £12.50

Friday 15 April | 10pm-late

Late Night Club at The Globe, Newcastle

Hosted by Jazz.Coop. £5 on the door (free to performers)

Saturday 16 April | Sage One | 2pm

Phil Meadows ‘Lifecycles’ with Royal Northern Sinfonia and Jambone

One of the most creative young musicians to emerge from UK jazz in recent years. Saxophonist and composer Phil Meadows brings together the repertoire of his acclaimed Engines Orchestra in a special collaboration with Gateshead’s rising young stars, Jambone. Featuring the full force of Royal Northern Sinfonia and his own hand-picked quintet with Percy Pursglove, Liam Noble, Tim Giles, Zoe Gilby and Flo Moore. Plus conductor Matt Roberts. Tickets: £10

Saturday 16 April | Northern Rock Foundation Hall | 2.30pm

Europe Makes Music 1 John Law’s new Congregation & Michel Reis Band

Two of Europe’s leading jazz pianists and composers. John Law’s New Congregation brings together an array of influences from jazz to classical to electronica music. Luxembourg’s Michel Reis, presented in association with Jazz North East, has played with key musicians including Dave Holland, Danilo Perez and Joe Lovano and this concert marks his UK festival debut. Tickets: £10

Saturday 16 April | Sage Two | 4.30pm

John Surman and Alexander Hawkins Trio

A seminal figure in the evolution of UK jazz since the 1960s, John Surman has made a massive worldwide impact as both a saxophonist and composer. He teams up with a trio who are fast following in his footsteps onto the international stage, playing music from the Surman back catalogue in a freewheeling meeting of jazz generations. Tickets: £13.50 Pre-concert talk 3.30pm | Sage Two | Free to ticket holders Serious Director John Cumming talks to John Surman and Alexander Hawkins about their collaboration.

Saturday 16 April | Sage One | 7.30pm

Double Bill: Courtney Pine & Zoe Rahman and Terence Blanchard E-Collective

British saxophonist Courtney Pine joins MOBO award-winning pianist Zoe Rahman to perform their album Song (The Ballad Book). Former Jazz Messenger and multiple GRAMMY-winning trumpeter and composer Terence Blanchard presents his new quintet in a hard-hitting fusion of funk, RnB and rock. Tickets: £23.50 Pre-concert talk 6.30pm | The Barbour Room | Free to ticket holders Kevin Le Gendre in conversation with Terence Blanchard about his latest Blue Note album Breathless, a creative response to the death of Eric Garner whilst in the custody of the NYPD.

ON THE CONCOURSE | 10pm & 11pm | the lindsay hannon plus

From raucous barrel-house blues to spacious ballads, this band create an electric atmosphere.

Saturday 16 April | Sage Two | 10.30pm

Roberto Fonseca Trio

Cuban jazz pianist Roberto Fonseca draws inspiration from afro-Cuban music and jazz musicians such as Herbie Hancock and Keith Jarrett, but also old American funk and soul classics. The Buena Vista Social Club prodigy has worked with Omara Portuondo, Ibrahim Ferrer and Rubén González and has recently collaborated with Mali’s music sensation Fatoumata Diawara. Tickets: £12.50 Look out for A chance to meet Roberto Fonseca on Saturday 16 April

Saturday 16 April | Northern Rock Foundation Hall | 10.45pm

Kris Bowers

Schooled in jazz and classical, raised amid rap and 90s hip-hop and inspired by film composers, New Yorker Bowers makes genre bending jazz music for a new generation. He played on Watch the Throne, the collaborative album by Jay-Z and Kanye West, and has scored a range of documentaries including Play it Forward and Kobe Bryant’s Muse. Tickets: £12.50

Saturday 16 April | 10pm-late

Late Night Club at The Jazz Café, Pink Lane, Newcastle

Hosted by the Peter Gilligan Quartet. Bring your own instrument and jam. £5 on the door.

Sunday 17 April | Sage Two | 2pm

Café Society Swing

Pianist Alex Webb brings to life the extraordinary story of the legendary New York nightclub with a stellar team of the UK’s finest vocalists. From 1938 to 1949, club owner Barney Josephson hosted legendary names at Café Society including Billie Holiday, Lena Horne, Sarah Vaughan and Count Basie. Tickets: £13.50

Sunday 17 April | Northern Rock Foundation Hall | 2.30pm

Europe Makes Music 2 Percy Pursglove & Liam Noble Duo and MALIJA

Acclaimed British trumpeter, bass player and composer Percy Pursglove is joined by pianist and compoer Liam Noble. MALIJA are saxophonist Mark Lockheart (Polar Bear), bassist Jasper Høiby (Phronesis) and pianist Liam Noble. Original material with influences from bluegrass, tango and jungle grooves. Tickets: £10

Sunday 17 April | Northern Rock Foundation Hall | 7pm

The Simon Spillett Quartet play the music of Tubby Hayes

Simon Spillett leads a quartet featuring pianist Steve Melling, Alec Dankworth on bass and Spike Wells on drums in a celebration of one of Britain’s most revered jazz figures. The evening starts with a screening of the new film Tubby Hayes – A Man In A Hurry. The concert will be followed by a short Q&A. Tickets: £12.50

Sunday 17 April | Sage One | 7.30pm

Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires plus support smoove & turrell

American funk, soul and RnB singer Charles Bradley’s against-all-odds rise to fame followed a bleak life on the streets before discovery by Daptone Records. Influenced by James Brown, the release of No Time Dreaming brought his rough-hewed sound to a massive audience and Victim of Love edged closer to the psychedelic soul of the 70s. Plus support from the North East’s funk and soul heroes Smoove & Turrell. Tickets: £26.50

Sunday 17 April | Sage Two | 8.30pm

Ibrahim Maalouf

Widely regarded as one of the finest trumpeters of his generation, Ibrahim Maalouf is a pioneering figure in the contemporary jazz world, fusing pop, electro, soul and hip-hop with the music of his Lebanese roots. Maalouf performs music from his latest Impulse album Red and Black, a triumph of electric jazz. Tickets: £15

Sunday 17 april | 10pm-midnight

Late Night Club and jam session, pizza express, newcastle

Celebrate the end of the festival in Newcastle’s own Pizza Express Dean Street. Meal and drink deal for festival ticket holders available. Free

Get involved Saturday 16 April | 11am The Barbour Room

Saturday 16 April | 11am music education centre

Jazz for A CHANCE TO Toddlers with MEET ROBERTO Arun Ghosh FONSECA North East jazz and band

A fun-filled workshop for 2-5 year olds and accompanying parents/ carers. Expect lots of music and movement, plus some fun ideas to take away and try at home. Tickets: £5 per person Developed by Serious.

Sunday 17 April | 11am5pm |St Mary’s Church

sunday 17 April | 6.30pm concourse

Philosophy of Improvisation Workshop

make it/ break it

Chris Sharkey is recruiting 50 musicians Exploring the thinking to be part of a special behind improvisation, guitarist James Birkett festival commission. interviews Cuban pianist with its aesthetic Learn to improvise, of spontaneity, the Roberto Fonseca, explore various workshop is aimed at sharing insights on the performers, promoters, methods of musicdevelopment of his producers, researchers, making and experience music from behind the performing with a large piano and looking at his teachers and jazz fans. ensemble. To join email Participants include time with Buena Vista adultprogramme@ improvising musicians Social Club through from Europe and the US, to his more recent before 18 March. promoters, producers collaborations. Cost to participate: £5 and writers. Tickets: £5 (free to Performance free ticket holders for Roberto Free but ticketed Fonseca Trio concert)

Presented by Durham University

jazz on the concourse Saturday 16 April | 2-6.30pm

Sunday 17 April | 1-5.30pm

Kevin Le Gendre hosts the Jazz Line-Up stage featuring surprise guests from the festival plus North East based Northern Monkey Brass Band, Pan Jumby from Leeds and jazz vocalist Ian Shaw. For future broadcast on BBC Radio’s Jazz Line-Up.

Jazz North East, celebrating their 50th anniversary, present artists from the North East and further afield including Zoe Gilby, Paul Taylor, Faye MacCalman, Blind Monk Trio and Italian band Pericopes.


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