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Jazz Cafe & Black Swan 0191 2229882
Craftshop 0191 2229880, Frameshop 0191 2229881,
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Last Autumn visits to the Arts Centre 1720 per week = 89440 per year



Free Entry to the Exhibition

For three decades artist Gina Southgate has been creating real time paintings at jazz gigs, capturing the essence of the music and the musicians during actual performances. She first worked with Jazz North East at the 2009 'On the Outside' Festival, with her paintings from the three days subsequently exhibited at Newcastle Arts Centre.

Since then she has also been 'Artist-in-Residence' at the Gateshead International Jazz Festival and at many other events throughout the UK and Europe, and we're glad to be welcoming her back for a further exhibition of her work, again at the Arts Centre.

The exhibition, which continues until 5th March, wiil be launched with a free reception from
6.00 - 8.00pm on 4th February, following which Gina will be painting live during the Entropi/Knotts-Rezaei gig in the Black Swan. So, a great opportunity see some superb paintings, and to observe the process by which they are made.

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Art Coursese
& workshops

Life Drawing, Illustration, Pastels, Manga

How to Draw, How to Paint,

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We are always happy to answer question about the use of art material at 'details' our art & graphics material shop. we also have a few helpful guides here.


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Friday Night Salsa

in the Black Swan

7.15pm Every Week

Entry £6 Including Tution

phone 0191 222988

Closed for holiday August 21st 

Newcastle Arts Centre Ltd was founded as an arts development company in 1981. It is a 'not for profit' social enterprise that supports Newcastle Arts Centre Trust; a registered Charity.

The Arts Centre is one of a very few sustainable independent arts organisations in the UK. It has operated without grant aid since 1993 staging thousands of events and is now in its busiest year with several hundred events in our 3 venues and 4 studios.
It has received a Times/RIBA community enterprise award and has been recognised by the Georgian Group for historic building restoration.

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The Jazz Cafe Pink Lane

phone 0191 2229882

Latest Review by the Crack

New Photo Page pictures from recent performances

Please note performance start times are brought forward on Fridays
Gigs with an admission charge now start at 8pm in line with other local Jazz events.
Saturday evenings will continue with a 9pm start and will usually be admissio
n free


Saturday 6th February 9.00pm – Gerry Richardson / Adam Sinclair Duo – Admission Free.

Back at the Chicken Shack, whoops Caff , Gerry on Hammond organ, bass and vocals and Adam
on drums maintain and extend the grits and gravy approach of the great 1960s Blue Note Hammond
players such as Jimmy Smith, Jimmy McGriff and Brother Jack McDuff.

As well as tunes from that era the duo plays a number of eclectic and accessible originals plus covers
of songs by Mose Allison, Donald Fagen, Van Morrison, John Martyn, Sting, Gil Scott Heron,
Rufus Thomas and Stevie Wonder.

A funky February Saturday night is guaranteed!

Tuesday 9th February 8.00pm (Doors 7.30pm) –

‘Tuesday Live at The Cafe’
Mick Shoulder’s Swing Manouche and special guest Daniel John Martin.

£6.00 (£5.00 in advance from the Cafe 0191 2229882

A return visit for Mick Shoulder’s new band Swing Manouche, this time hosting a star guest, the French violinist,
vocalist and host of the famous Paris jazz club Aux Petits Joueurs, Daniel John Martin.
A unique and charismatic performer and one of the most talented and sought after violinists of his generation,
Daniel has played with such world Gypsy guitar greats as Angelo DeBarre, Romane, and Noe Reinhardt.

Swing Manouche are a hard swinging gypsy jazz outfit taking their name from the
French translation for ‘ gypsy swing.’
Expect gypsy jazz standards, classic Django Reinhardt tunes and authentic originals by the musicians themselves.

 Daniel John Martin (violin) ; Mick Shoulder and Giles Strong (guitars) ; Paul Edis (clarinet) ; Neil Harland (double bass).

Thursday 11th February 8.00pm - Havana Style Cuban Jam Session - Admission Free.
Come and join members of Havana Club 5 to play or listen. Bring your instruments and sit in on a selection
of the best afro cuban jazz, son, merengue, cha cha cha, guaracha etc.

Friday 12th February 9.00pm ( Doors 8.30pm) – Jazzsound Records presents

Not Now Charlie & Saxophonics - £5.00 & £3.00 concessions at door.

 Not just a gig, a recording session for two live EP releases on Jazzsound Records.

With a love for jazz, rock, pop, neo soul and R&B it was inevitable that Not Now Charlie’s music would reflect many
of these elements but melody and groove are at the heart of their playing and they aim to have even the non-jazz lover hooked.
They debuted at the Gateshead International Jazz Festival 2014 and had a second great reception in January 2015
They are Jamie Toms saxophone; Pavel Jedrzejewski guitar;
Richard Campbell piano; Liam Gaughan bass; and Dave Mckeague drums.

Saxophonics is a long – established quartet of saxophone virtuosi featuring fiery solos and tight arrangements of
jazz classics and of their own original tunes. They are Niall Armstrong baritone sax/ composer and arranger;
Alan Marshall tenor sax; Keith Robinson alto & soprano saxes; Steve Summers alto & tenor saxes.

Saturday 13th February 9.00pm –
Joel Byrne-McCullough/
Peter Gilligan Duo

Admission Free

guitarist Joel Byrne-McCullough will be joining Peter Gilligan on piano
Joel, who studied at Newcastle College but who has spent most of his working life in the North West up to now,
recently returned to the North East and played a duo last August at The Cafe with his old friend from Belfast, guitarist Mark Williams.


The Cafe has a revised license that permits draught drinks on the Bar and access for young people up to 11pm when accompanied by a responsible adult.

More Live Music at the Cafe

After a major refit the Jazz Cafe on Pink Lane is open as
a Cafe Bar with a programme of classic discs and live music.

Newcastle Arts Centre is committed to maintaining a creative stage for live music and small scale events.

A regular Live Music Programme is funded by Newcastle Arts Centre Trust an independant charity for the arts.
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Journal Press Report
New Venue : UpStairs at the Jazz Café is a new refurbished venue for events. It opened as the Late night Club for the Gateshead International Jazz Festival and is now available for low cost hire

previous review by the Crack 

Jazz Cafe featured in the Guardian Magazine 2/5/2015,

Free chance to win - return train tickets to Newcastle and 2 nights at the Malmaison.

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