4-6 april 2014
the UKâ€™s biggest jazz festival under one roof celebrating 10 years
Welcome Welcome to the 10th Gateshead International Jazz Festival, celebrating its first decade with a truly international weekend of jazz in all its varied styles and traditions, all under one roof. The 21st century world of jazz transcends generations and communities, continuing to explore new and invigorating landscapes with its feet firmly rooted in its history. There’s no better example of this than the newly formed supergroup, The Spring Quartet, which brings together two musicians who are steeped in the patina of the music (Jack DeJohnette and Joe Lovano) with two of the genre’s brightest young talents in Esperanza Spalding and Leo Genovese. Tommy Smith’s fiery Scottish National Jazz Orchestra includes some of the most promising young players on the Scottish scene who bring their own energy and commitment to the music of Duke Ellington. The entire festival is packed with artists who have created their own niche, in many cases interacting with a bigger musical spectrum and reaching out to new audiences. Robert Glasper’s fusion of hip-hop grooves with jazz improv has created an enormous buzz over the past few years, whilst Bill Frisell’s blues and country inflected guitar sounds roam through a landscape of Americana. Courtney Pine’s blend of headlong saxophonics and danceable grooves
digs deep into his Caribbean heritage. The art of the jazz composer takes many forms, from the flamboyant wit of Django Bates to the assured lyricism of Jason Yarde and Andrew McCormack’s encounter with the Elysian String Quartet. Jean Toussaint’s mastery of the saxophone was honed in the hothouse of Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers, whilst the fast and furious attack of Marius Neset is fascinatingly paired with virtuoso tubist Daniel Herskedal. There are also a myriad of new jazz directions to check out - GoGo Penguin’s piano trio re-invented, Polar Bear and Shiver bringing jazz into creative collision with the raw energy of rock, the Norrbotten Big Band’s re-imagination of the music of Prefab Sprout, and the sounds of Brazilian jazz, funk and soul from Ed Motta. The sheer range of music being created in the North East and wider North is also represented by Djangologie, Jambone, Glassonic, Fragments of Splinter, The Waal, Hannabiell & Midnight Blue, Space F!ght and Richard Iles’ Microscopic. The festival is also well known for its commitment to encouraging the next wave of jazz musicians with Jazz for Early Years workshops, participatory activities and a focus on youth jazz. We hope you’ll join us fo this very special ten year celebration. Ros Rigby Performance Programme Director, Sage Gateshead John Cumming Director, Serious
Celebrating 10 years
Since 2005 the festival has presented over 160 ticketed performances, workshops and special commissions, as well as a vibrant programme of free Concourse entertainment.
From the top, left to right: Courtney Pine Maceo Parker Gilles Peterson John Dankworth Chris Sharkey Jerry Dammers Spatial AKA Debbie Harry Roberto Fonseca Soweto Kinch
“It was a pleasure to enter the world of Django Bates, enriched by his trio Belovèd and Norrbotten Big Band.” The Independent “brilliant original orchestration.” London Evening Standard Friday 4 April, Hall One, 7.30pm
Django Bates, Joakim Milder and the Norrbotten Big Band explore the music of Prefab Sprout and Charlie Parker Friday 4 April Concourse, 6.30pm
Northern Monkey Brass Band A deeply funky collective of the finest drum and brass players in the North East. Northern Monkey Brass Band have earned a reputation for lively, energetic shows featuring original music written for the band, classics of the New Orleans brass band genre and well known covers with striking new arrangements. Free
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Inimitable leader-composer Django Bates returns to Sage Gateshead with his Belovèd Trio in a new partnership with the GRAMMY-nominated Norrbotten Big Band from northern Sweden, only seen once before in the UK at the 2013 BBC Proms. Together they present a celebration of Charlie ‘Bird’ Parker – bebop pioneer and beloved hero of Bates – adding their own spin on Parker classics such as ‘Confirmation’, ‘Scrapple from the Apple’ and ‘Donna Lee’, interleaved with Bates’ own compositions. This event also features Swedish composer, saxophonist, professor in improvisation, and today artistic director of Norrbotten Big Band, Joakim Milder. Joakim has always been a great fan of the North East’s pop icons Prefab Sprout – from 1995 he started playing and remodeling the hits of Paddy McAloon, resulting in the 2012 album ‘Quoted Out of Context’. Together with his trio and the Norrbotten Big Band he’ll present the result: pop at its best with a jazzy twist! Tickets: £16.50 Multibuy
Pre-concert talk, Hall One, 6.30pm Alyn Shipton interviews Django Bates and Joakim Milder. Free to ticket holders.
The Jazz Lounge Friday 4 April Northern Rock Foundation Hall, 8pm
Ed Motta Ed Motta has been a name to drop in Brazilian jazz, funk and soul circles for the last two decades – a pop artist with the soul of a jazz musician. A larger than life figure on piano, guitar and vocals, he is held in the highest esteem from Rio to Gilles Peterson’s front room. His big hits in Brazil, ‘Manuel’, ‘Baixo Rio’ and ‘Um Love’ have kept him popular at home. His UK popularity has grown through collaborations with Incognito and 4hero and he’s a regular presence on Brazilian and dancefloor compilations. His new album ‘AOR’ is inspired by 70s soul and Steely Dan. Presented in collaboration with Jazz North. Tickets: £15 (Concessions available)
Friday 4 April Northern Rock Foundation Hall 10.45pm
Glassonic This new quartet founded by percussionist Brendan Murphy plays beautiful new and improvised music on glass percussion instruments, double bass and trumpet. Featured instruments include a series of glass tubular bells (created at the National Glass Centre in Sunderland), a chromatic set of wine glasses tuned with water, a unique glass marimba, a series of glass udu drums, microtonal glass bells and glass gongs. The result is both translucent and mesmeric - in fact it’s crystal clear! Tickets: £10 (Concessions available)
Pre-concert talk, Hall Two, 9.30pm Alyn Shipton interviews Robert Glasper. Free to ticket holders.
Friday 4 April, Hall Two, 10.30 pm
Robert Glasper Experiment Robert Glasper has long kept one foot planted firmly in jazz, and the other in hip hop. Following his sell-out Royal Festival Hall show at the 2012 London Jazz Festival, headline appearance at the iTunes Festival, a recent GRAMMY win and triumphant set at the Love Supreme Jazz Festival, Glasper brings his Experiment ensemble to Gateshead for the first time.
“The year just got a lot more soulful” wrote SPIN after the release of Glasper’s latest CD ‘Black Radio 2’ on Blue Note - another genre-defying effort with a jaw-dropping roll call of guest vocalists that follows its predecessor (2013’s GRAMMY-winning ‘Black Radio’ album) in fine, funk-drenched style. The Experiment reaches the parts that fusion rarely touches – deeply danceable grooves and a singular vision that draws from all reaches of contemporary black music and beyond.
“It’s a short list of jazz pianists who have the wherewithal to drop a J Dilla reference into a Thelonious Monk cover but not many jazz pianists are Robert Glasper.” Los Angeles Times Tickets: £15 Multibuy
Friday 4 April Concourse, 10pm
Djangologie This hugely popular North East based quartet do much more than pay homage to the Hot Club music of the 1930s - they breathe new life into it with tight arrangements and original compositions. Free
Early Years Goes Jazzy
saturday 5 april Greggs Children’s Room 9.45am and 11am (0-4 year olds)
saturday 5 april Greggs Children’s Room 1pm (5-7 year olds)
Early Years Goes Jazzy
Planet Music Goes Jazzy
Join in the fun with our friendly specialist musicians as they delight and engage budding young musicians in singing, movement and musicmaking.
Blast off on an exciting adventure of musical discovery! Planet Music promotes the development of musical skills such as singing, pitch awareness, rhythm and movement in an engaging, fun and playful way.
Tickets: £3 per person (second child half price)
Tickets: £3 per person (second child half price)
The Jazz Lounge Saturday 5 April, Northern Rock Foundation Hall, 11am
Jazz Record Requests with Alyn Shipton Alyn Shipton presents a special edition of BBC Radio 3’s Jazz Record Requests recorded live at the festival. Special guests Jason Yarde and Andrew McCormack will discuss their own favourites and play some live requests. There is also the opportunity for the audience to submit requests in advance. Visit sagegateshead.com for details. Free but ticketed
Saturday 5 April, Hall Two, 2pm
Double Bill: Jean Toussaint Quartet; McCormack and Yarde Duo and the Elysian String Quartet Andrew McCormack and Jason Yarde first came together for a one-off performance at London’s Vortex Jazz Club in 2008 and in the intervening years have achieved a rare empathy – a heady blend of lyrical interplay and inventive composition. The Elysian Quartet specialise in working with contemporary, experimental and improvised music. Following the success of their collaboration at LSO St Luke’s in London, they have released a new album featuring music composed by McCormack and Yarde separately and together, reflecting their diverse musical backgrounds. Since saxophonist Jean Toussaint left Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers, he hasn’t looked back, nor has he spent a career trying to repeat the past. The experience gained in that world-class hothouse has equipped him to embrace challenging and often high-profile musical collaborations in many different jazz styles. With a richly expressive sound and deep immersion in the jazz tradition, he’s one of the most complete saxophonists on the scene. Today he works as a composer, saxophonist, bandleader and highly regarded jazz educator. On his new album he’s joined by a stellar rhythm section - Andrew McCormack (piano), Larry Bartley (bass), and Troy Miller (drums). Tickets: £13.50 Multibuy
“Toussaint has... found a language that gracefully spans the gap between straight jazz and funk“ The Guardian
Pre-concert talk, The Jazz Lounge, Northern Rock Foundation Hall, 1pm. Alyn Shipton interviews Jean Toussaint. Free to ticket holders.
The Jazz Lounge Saturday 5 April Northern Rock Foundation Hall, 5.30pm
Saturday 5 April Northern Rock Foundation Hall 2.30pm
Way In to the Way Out with Chris Sharkey and Andy Champion How did two Tyneside teenagers find their way into the wild and wonderful world of jazz? Years later, composer/guitarist Chris Sharkey and composer/bass player Andy Champion take a trip down memory lane to discuss and debate their own perspective on the history of jazz, combining lively chat with excerpts from albums they’ve grown up listening to, punctuated by occasional live interjections. In collaboration with EFG London Jazz Festival, presented by Serious Free but ticketed
Since their appearance here in 2012, Manchester’s GoGo Penguin have become the European buzz of the year. Skittering breakbeats, telepathic interplay and a penchant for anthemic melody all contribute to a sound that’s wholly their own. Featuring pianist Chris Illingworth, bassist Nick Blacka and drummer Rob Turner, they draw on a heady brew of influences from Aphex Twin to Brian Eno, Debussy to Shostakovich and Massive Attack to EST – and in the process create a unique sound. Their debut album ‘Fanfares’ was released to universal acclaim in 2012 and was named jazz album of the year at Gilles Peterson’s World Wide Awards. Their follow-up, ‘v2.0’, is scheduled for release in early 2014. “A beautiful mixture of cyclical piano sounds and motifs with great grooves” Jamie Cullum BBC Radio 2 Tickets: £10 (Concessions available)
Saturday 5 April, Hall One, 7.30 pm
Jack DeJohnette, Joe Lovano, Esperanza Spalding, Leo Genovese - The Spring Quartet plus support Marius Neset and Daniel Herskedal Known as The Spring Quartet, this powerful ensemble is on its first visit to the UK. Jack DeJohnette (the peerless drummer at the heart of many of the landmark jazz groups of the past four decades, from Miles Davis to Keith Jarrett), heavyweight saxophonist Joe Lovano, the brilliant bass player Esperanza Spalding (the first jazz artist to win a Best New Artist GRAMMY Award) and pianist Leo Genovese; this is what can only be described as a jazz supergroup. As young musicians, Lovano and DeJohnette played with the giants of the genre and they are now firmly established as seminal figures in their own right. This collaboration with two musicians of today’s jazz generation is mouth-watering indeed.
The opening set is supplied by the unlikely Norwegian double act of saxophonist Marius Neset and tuba virtuoso Daniel Herskedal. Their debut album ‘Neck of the Woods’ showcased original compositions exploring classical and folk influences, with an underlying jazz sensibility. Neset’s debut here a couple of years ago showed just why he’s rapidly gained a reputation across Europe as both a sensational player as well as a wide-ranging composer, whilst Herskedal brings an ebullience and wit to his instrument that both charms and astonishes. Tickets: £23.50 Multibuy
The Jazz Lounge Saturday 5 April Northern Rock Foundation Hall 10.45pm
Saturday 5 April, Hall Two, 10.30pm
Courtney Pine - House of Legends No musician more embodies the dramatic transformation in the British jazz scene over the past thirty years than Courtney Pine CBE. The groundbreaking multi-instrumentalist has led a generation of exciting and innovative players who have broadened their styles, taking jazz to a wider audience. The critically acclaimed ‘House of Legends’ sees Courtney return to his roots. Steeped in the traditions of the Caribbean, this very personal project sees him on top form, bringing together musicians from Africa, the Caribbean and Europe for vibrant exchanges that tell tales of life from a truly multi-cultural viewpoint. Expect an exhilarating mix of merengue, ska, mento, calypso and the infectious grooves of Jamaica, as played through the lens of a UK born artist with strong, proud Afro-Caribbean roots. Tickets: £15 Multibuy Pre-concert talk, Hall Two, 9.30pm Alyn Shipton interviews Courtney Pine Free to ticket holders
An audio-visual live experience that explores the interaction between 3D projection mapping and improvised music. Drawing upon influences from a wide range of music styles, Space F!ght blends the sounds of saxophonist James Mainwaring (of Roller Trio fame), guitarist Tom Adams and the electronics of Radek Rudnicki to create a unique and powerful sound, visualised throughout with custom made 3D projections by Jakub Hader. To create maximum multi-media impact, Space F!ght uses a custom made modular scenography for visualisations/3D mapping that reacts in real time to the improvised music. Presented in collaboration with Jazz North. Tickets: £12 (Concessions available)
Saturday 5 April Concourse, 10pm
Richard Iles’ Microscopic An acoustic quartet whose debut gig at the 2012 Manchester Jazz Festival was a huge hit. They perform stripped-back versions of music from trumpeter Richard Iles’ Miniature Brass Emporium, as well as new original material. Presented in collaboration with Jazz North. Free
Join In As well as the great concerts we have on offer over the weekend there will be opportunities to get involved too. Look out for more details on sagegateshead.com.
Sunday 6 April, Hall Two, 2pm
Double Bill: Polar Bear plus Shiver Polar Bear’s take on jazz is never limited by constricting notions of what a genre ‘ought’ to sound like. From the raw energy of punk and hip-hop to the delicacy of modern experimental and classical music, their music confounds expectations by being both shamelessly melodic and gloriously uplifting. Led by drummer Sebastian Rochford, with saxophonists Pete Wareham and Mark Lockheart, bassist Tom Herbert and electronics wizard/guitarist Leafcutter John, the Mercury-nominated band return with a new recording that reflects Rochford’s everbroadening horizons, and contains a fascinating trail of category-defying collaborations (including Rokia Traoré, Yoko Ono, John Paul Jones, Sons of Kemet, Andy Sheppard, Kit Downes, Beck, Patti Smith and Damon Albarn’s Africa Express project). The thundering maximalism of Andy Champion’s bass, Joost Hendricks’ reflexive/explosive drumming and Chris Sharkey’s own brand of incendiary guitar pyrotechnics feature in the recently formed trio Shiver. This band stray far beyond the conventional boundaries of the power trio mould to incorporate influences ranging from modern electronic dance music to garage rock to improv/noise. This performance includes brand new music, written by Chris Sharkey to mark the 10th Gateshead International Jazz Festival, and inspired by the North East’s rich and resounding 20th century musical culture. Guest vocalists Zoe Gilby and John Turrell are featured in a special festival commission, supported by the PRS for Music Foundation. Tickets £13.50 Multibuy
The Jazz Lounge Sunday 6 April Northern Rock Foundation Hall 2.30pm
Youth Jazz Afternoon – ‘Jazz North Introduces’ plus Jambone with Rick Taylor ‘Jazz North Introduces’ provides young Northern jazz artists with their first high profile performance. This new Jazz North initiative builds on the ‘mjf introduces’ scheme in Manchester, to showcase the very best new jazz talent from across the North of England, a hand-picked example of which you can hear at this event. Following their residency at the first Skye Swing Festival in autumn 2013, Sage Gateshead’s youth jazz ensemble Jambone present a suite of numbers entitled ‘The Time Machine’ based on key jazz and swing composers and arrangers. Musician/composer Rick Taylor has arranged and further developed the music for the festival. Free but ticketed
Sunday 6 April Northern Rock Foundation Hall, 5.15pm
Double Bill: Fragments of Splinter with Wilson & Williams and Roby Glod Trio Saxophonist Graeme Wilson and guitarist Mark Williams have worked together in several bands, but only last December did they play their first Splinter gig as a duo. It was an instant success, with each of them contributing compositions and exploring ideas that don’t get heard in bigger groups. Splinter sessions at the Bridge Hotel have been a feature of the Tyneside jazz scene since 2009, originally as a forum for local musicians but increasingly mixing it up with exciting young players from all points of the compass. This double bill is a spin-off from Splinter’s adventurous programme. The Roby Glod Trio is bass player and Splinter gig programmer Andy Champion, drummer Mark Sanders (who has been a regular visitor with some of the world’s finest improvisers) and Luxembourg-based saxophonist Roby, who is making his first visit to the area. Roby was spotted by Jazz North East playing in Europe and they were so impressed that they set about arranging to bring him to the UK. Roby Glod Trio come together here for their debut performance. Presented in collaboration with Jazz North East. Tickets: £10 (Concessions available)
Sunday 6 April, Hall One, 3pm
The Scottish National Jazz Orchestra presents Jazz Toons with special guest Jacqui Dankworth Join the Scottish National Jazz Orchestra and their guest Jacqui Dankworth as they invite the whole family to become animated and enjoy the wackiest tunes from Toon Town. Well-loved cartoon music from your favourite family films and animations including The Aristocats, Beauty and the Beast, Pink Panther, The Muppet Show, James Bond, Star Trek and The Flintstones give just a taste of the fun in store which will appeal to adults and children (aged 5 plus) alike. Tickets: £10 (£5 for children up to age 12) “A hot contemporary band... creatively re-interpreting in the free-spirited way only the best jazz musicians can” The Guardian
Pre-concert talk, Hall One, 6.30pm Alyn Shipton interviews Tommy Smith Free to ticket holders
Sunday 6 April, Hall One, 7.30pm
The Scottish National Jazz Orchestra presents ‘In the Spirit of Duke’ with special guest Brian Kellock; opening set from Jacqui Dankworth and Charlie Wood Based on their award-winning album ‘In the Spirit of Duke’, Scottish National Jazz Orchestra director Tommy Smith sets out to give audiences a taste of the Duke Ellington Orchestra at its swaggering, melodically ravishing best, and featuring the consummate mastery of pianist Brian Kellock. The music spans the golden years of Ellington’s career from the 20s to the 50s, including classics such as ‘Black and Tan Fantasy’, ‘Daybreak Express’, ‘Rockin’ In Rhythm’, and ‘Harlem Airshaft’ – plus the stunning ‘The Single Petal of a Rose’, with the leader’s saxophone pyrotechnics to the fore on a show-stopping ‘Diminuendo and Crescendo in Blue’. The concert will open with a set from superb jazz singer Jacqui Dankworth performing in an intimate voice/piano duo with her husband Charlie Wood; together they will present some of their favourite Ellington/Strayhorn songs. Tickets: £19.50 Multibuy
Sunday 6 April, Hall Two, 8pm
Bill Frisell Trio Plus Pablo Held Trio In a career spanning more than 25 years and over 200 recordings, guitarist, composer, and bandleader Bill Frisell has become firmly established as a visionary presence in American music. Frisell travels through a deeply personal take on an American landscape of rural blues, bluegrass and urban rock’n’roll, and has collaborated with John Zorn, Elvis Costello and Marianne Faithfull. His trio with Eyvind Kang on viola and Rudy Royston on drums, performs the music from his landmark CD ‘Beautiful Dreamers’, exploring country-steeped impressionism, chugging barn dance music, brooding folkblues and whimsical covers of pop tunes. “Frisell would find it hard to do anything unmusical if he tried’ The Guardian Cologne based pianist Pablo Held is one of the most prolific musicians on the German jazz scene. The Trio are currently ECHO (European Concert Hall Organisation) Rising Stars artists, playing in most of the major concert halls in Europe during the 2013/2014 season. Tickets: £14.50 & £16.50 Multibuy
The Jazz Lounge Sunday 6 April Northern Rock Foundation Hall, 8.15pm
Last Night Double Bill: The Waal and Hannabiell & Midnight Blue Get into the party spirit with two contrasting bands from the North East both guaranteed to raise your spirits! The Waal bring influences from Celtic and Scandinavian folk, polyrhythms from Eastern Europe and funk and jazz fusion. The latest quartet from North East based composers Ian Stephenson and Andy May treads a new path between jazz and folk, showcasing new compositions. The band will also feature special guest Kyran Matthews, a Manchester based rising talent, the only saxophonist ever to win the Royal Northern College of Music Gold Medal Soloist Award. Hannabiell and Midnight Blue are a high energy seven piece band led by the dynamic American bass trombonist/percussionist Hannabiell Sanders. They fuse together Afro-Caribbean and Latin percussion, jazz, afro-beat, funk, and reggae to create their own unique sound. The organic blend of powerful and upbeat drums, brass, vocal chants, and mbira not only produces an invigorating party atmosphere, it also summons audience participation - we defy you not to be up and dancing! Tickets: ÂŁ12.50 (Concessions available)
Young Writers Sage Gateshead will be collaborating with the literature development agency New Writing North to involve young writers from their Cuckoo Young Writers Project in reviewing events at the Festival. The project operates under the guidance of writer/broadcaster/ academic Kevin Le Gendre, winner of jazz journalist of the year at the 2009 Parliamentary Jazz Awards.
More Jazz Events
fourth friday of every month Jazz Cafe Jazz nights are a regular Friday feature on our Concourse. Visit our website for dates.
Join In for Adults There are a variety of music-making opportunities available for adults at Sage Gateshead whether you’re an absolute beginner or a confident musician. Learn well-known jazz standards and discover the techniques required to sing jazz and blues repertoire with our All That Jazz class. Develop solo singing and improvisation technique with Blue Jazz Voices. Learn how to play the saxophone in our Beginner Saxophone workshop (also Absolute Beginner Saxophone). Play jazz, funk and soul music in Sax in the City or folk, traditional and classical in Classically Sax. Hone your skills with experienced tutors with Saxophone Ensemble (for grades 3-5). All classes are termly. firstname.lastname@example.org
Friday 9 May Robert Cray Band For forty years Robert Cray has laid down track after track of good-time, uptown, low-down blues. He’s won five GRAMMYs and been nominated for 11 more. Tuesday 22 April The Michael Nyman Band Featuring music and film from the Greenaway soundtracks, and films directed and scored by Michael Nyman. Sunday 11 May Snarky Puppy Led by composer/bassist Michael League, New York-based Snarky Puppy play an infectious mixture of jazz, funk, and world music. Tuesday 27 May Phronesis Described by Jazzwise as “the most exciting and imaginative piano trio since EST”. Featuring Jasper Høiby (double bass), Ivo Neame (piano) and Anton Eger (drums).
Join in for Young People Jambone is our regional jazz band which provides experienced young players aged 13-19 of Grade 7 and upwards, amazing opportunities to work with influential directors and players from the jazz world and perform at high profile events. Jazz Attack is a weekly class for those aged 11–16 of Grade 4 and upwards, to develop their skills of improvisation. email@example.com Study Jazz! The University of Sunderland’s renowned BMus (Hons) Jazz, Popular and Commercial Music is for you if you’re aspiring to a professional music career primarily as a performer, composer or producer. firstname.lastname@example.org
Booking Information Booking tickets Book online at sagegateshead.com or call Ticket Office on 0191 443 4661. Ticket Office is open Monday–Sunday from 10am–6pm on nonperformance days. On performance days it is open for thirty minutes after the start of the last performance. On Sundays and Bank Holidays phone booking closes at 6pm. Save with Jazz Multibuy deal Buy two or more Hall One or Hall Two concerts and save money (excludes Jazz Toons on 06/04/14 at 3pm). Book for two, three or four concerts and save £2, £3 or £4 off each ticket, a huge saving of up to £16. Contact Ticket Office for more details and to book. This offer is not available online. Concessions If you are under 16, a student, over 60 or unemployed then concessions are available on some events.
Ticket plan refund facility We now offer a ticket cancellation protection for £2 per ticket. This will protect you against cancellation resulting from accidents, unexpected illnesses and adverse weather where warnings have been issued from the Government not to travel. Terms and conditions Details are available on our website or by requesting details from Ticket Office with a stamped addressed envelope. Travel Metro: Thanks to the generosity of Nexus, you can travel to and from Gateshead Interchange by Metro, absolutely free: simply retain your event ticket for inspection on the Metro (valid two hours prior to, and after, an event at Sage Gateshead). Car: We have our own car park with lift access situated directly behind the building. A special festival car park offer of £6 per day is available and can be purchased from Ticket
Office. There are spaces for blue badge holders near the entrances to Sage Gateshead as well as in our car park by the lifts. Train: The QuayLink bus connects Newcastle Central Station and Sage Gateshead. Air connections: A direct Metro link is available from Newcastle International Airport to Gateshead Interchange; then follow pedestrian signs for Sage Gateshead or take the QuayLink bus. Accommodation There are plenty of hotels within walking distance to Sage Gateshead. Visit newcastlegateshead.com for more information. Food and drink The Brasserie will be offering a special jazz menu (with 10% off any evening meal when you make a reservation at the time of buying a ticket). To book please call 0191 443 4654.
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festival AT A GLANCE FRIDAY
6.30pm - Northern Monkey Brass Band, Concourse
9.45am & 11am - Early Years Goes Jazzy, Greggs Children’s Room
2pm - Double Bill: Polar Bear plus Shiver, Hall Two
6.30pm - Pre–concert talk, Alyn Shipton interviews Django Bates and Joakim Milder, Hall One 7.30pm - Django Bates, Joakim Milder and the Norrbotten Big Band explore the music of Prefab Sprout and Charlie Parker, Hall One 8pm - Ed Motta, The Jazz Lounge 9.30pm - Pre–concert talk Alyn Shipton interviews Robert Glasper, Hall Two 10pm - Djangologie, Concourse 10.30pm - Robert Glasper Experiment, Hall Two 10.45pm - Glassonic, The Jazz Lounge
Concourse Programme There will be a programme of free jazz on our Concourse, presenting artists drawn both from the degree courses based in our building plus performers from around the region, from 1.30pm7pm on both Saturday and Sunday afternoons, and early evening on Friday. More details at sagegateshead.com
1pm - Planet Music Goes Jazzy, Greggs Children’s Room 11am - Jazz Record Requests with Alyn Shipton, The Jazz Lounge 1pm - Pre–concert talk, Alyn Shipton interviews Jean Toussaint, The Jazz Lounge 2pm - Double Bill: Jean Toussaint Quartet; McCormack and Yarde Duo and the Elysian String Quartet, Hall Two 2.30pm - Way in to the Way Out, The Jazz Lounge 5.30pm - GoGo Penguin, The Jazz Lounge 7.30pm - Jack DeJohnette, Joe Lovano, Esperanza Spalding, Leo Genovese – The Spring Quartet, plus Marius Neset and Daniel Herskedal, Hall One 9.30pm - Pre–concert talk, Alyn Shipton interviews Courtney Pine, Hall Two 10pm - Richard Iles’ Microscopic, Concourse 10.30pm - Courtney Pine – House of Legends, Hall Two 10.45pm - Space F!ght, The Jazz Lounge
2.30pm - Youth Jazz Afternoon - ‘Jazz North Introduces’ plus Jambone with Rick Taylor, The Jazz Lounge 3pm - The Scottish National Jazz Orchestra presents Jazz Toons with special guest Jacqui Dankworth, Hall One 5.15pm - Double Bill: Fragments of Splinter with Wilson & Williams and Roby Glod Trio, The Jazz Lounge 6.30pm - Pre–concert talk, Alyn Shipton interviews Tommy Smith, Hall One 7.30pm - The Scottish National Jazz Orchestra presents ‘In the Spirit of Duke’ with special guest Brian Kellock; opening set from Jacqui Dankworth and Charlie Wood, Hall One 8pm - Bill Frisell Trio plus Pablo Held Trio, Hall Two 8.15pm - Last Night Double Bill: The Waal and Hannabiell & Midnight Blue, The Jazz Lounge
Late Night Club After hours sessions throughout the festival, venue to be confirmed. Visit sagegateshead.com for more details.
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Welcome to the 10th Gateshead International Jazz Festival, celebrating its first decade with a truly international weekend of jazz in all it...
Published on Dec 18, 2013
Welcome to the 10th Gateshead International Jazz Festival, celebrating its first decade with a truly international weekend of jazz in all it...