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The 2019 programme of the new Newcastle Jazz Festival is excited to present the very best of Newcastle Upon Tyne’s jazz scene. A whole festival of music in a single day, in a single venue. A full day of music from North East artists: Zoe Gilby and Andy Champion’s bass and voice duo; two incredible…

Alexander Bone

Alexander has led his own bands playing original music at venues & festivals across the UK & Europe including London Jazz Festival, Ronnie Scotts (Jazzwise Festival), Manchester Jazz Festival & London Saxophone Festival (headlining alongside artists including Bob Reynolds & YolanDa Brown) “This young man sounds excellent! A wicked contemporary approach but backed up by…

Emma Fisk & James Birkett

Emma Fisk is a UK based jazz violinist, specialising in Hot Club/ Gypsy Jazz, Classic Jazz and Swing styles. She has received critical acclaim both for her spirited gypsy jazz performances, and her interpretations of early jazz violin master, Joe Venuti’s music. Emma’s current projects include her Gypsy Jazz quartet ‘Hot Club du Nord’; a Joe Venuti…

Strictly Smokin’ Big Band

Newcastle Jazz Festival stole Strictly Smokin’s gig! But we’re very happy they did… we’ll be playing our sets as origianlly planned and are thrilled to be sharing the day with Zoe Gilby & Andy Champion, Alan Law’s Trio, Emma Fisk & James Birkett, Mark Williams’ Trio and the amazing Alexander Bone. Stan Kenton bombastically proclaimed…

Mark Williams Trio

Mark formed his own trio in 2006 and they recorded they’re first album “Balaclava Street” in 2007 (which you can purchase below). Since then they have been gigging throughout the North East regularly, whilst constantly composing new material. The much anticipated second album ‘Last Bus to Bensham’ has finally been recorded! “An impressive offering from…

Alan Law Trio

Three veterans of the local jazz scene invite you on an unfettered journey into the great American songbook. The influences are wide ranging (swing, gospel, Cuban son, the Beatles) but underpinned by a jazz sensibility and love of a good time that should provide a listenable treat. Alan Law – Piano Paul Grainger – Bass…

Zoe Gilby & Andy Champion

Zoë has teamed up with her husband, the innovative and powerful double bassist Andy Champion for a voice and double bass duo. This exceptional and unprecedented pairingcreate an electrifying soundscape in this beautifully integrated music. Breathing fresh life into the familiar as well as heading off to the unchartered. The well-honed duo know each other…