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Friday Night Salsa

in the Black Swan

7.15pm Every Week

Entry £6 Including Tution

phone 0191 222988  

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

Please note that the Jazz Cafe has its annual holiday for 2 weeks from Sunday 16th of August.


Tuesday 4th August 8.00pm – Tuesday Jam Admission Free

With a house band so good you’ll think it’s a gig and an invitation to jazz singers and musicians to sit in. Listeners equally welcome.


Peter Gilligan piano; Paul Grainger double bass; Paul Wight drums

Early Bird Band - Friday Special on 7th August 7.30 -8.30 - free

Our star pianist Paul Edis has been developing a band of young musicians who you can see and hear in a special early spot at the Jazz Cafe on Friday 7th August 7.30 -8.30 before Paul's Trio Play from 9pm. You can hear the 'Earl Bird Band' for Free and stay to hear Paul's Trio for a bargain price of just £3. With our current license people under 18 can't stay past 9pm ( however there is a grey area for performers) and we have applied for a change to extent this limit to 11pm and this may be approved in time for this event.

Friday 7th August 9.00pm – Paul Edis Trio £5.00 (£3.00 before 8.30pm)

 Acclaimed soloist, composer, arranger, bandleader (The Paul Edis Sextet) and busy sideman, Paul Edis leads the Café’s resident jazz trio in its regular monthly concert. All virtuoso players, the trio are as comfortable playing originals as they are putting a contemporary twist on material drawn from the standard repertoire.

 ‘A new voice in jazz….a real jazz composer….a very thoughtful improviser.’ Andy Hamilton, Jazz Journal

 Paul Edis piano; Mick Shoulder bass; Adam Sinclair drums

Saturday 8th August 9.00pm –
Mark Williams / Joel McCullough Duo
Admission Free


A revival of a regular two-guitar duo at the original Jazz Cafe when Mark and Joel were on the BMus Jazz Course at Newcastle College. Since then, from a Manchester base, Joel has carved out a reputation as one of the first call session players in the North and become a busy sideman with many international jazz artists, including Jacqui Dankworth and Louis Stewart, and is a regular around the UK and European festival circuits.

Joel has recently moved back to Newcastle making possible what we hope will be just the first musical reunion of the two guitarists who met originally in Northern Ireland.

Anyone familiar with the contemporary jazz scene on Tyneside will know of Mark’s work as player and composer in the area’s leading bands : ACV, Zoe Gilby Trio and Quartet and with his own Trio. He is, quite simply, a musician in full control of his instrument and at the top of his creative game.

Tuesday 11th August 8.00pm – Improvisers’ Workshop Admission Free


Free improvisation session open to instrumentalists and vocalists from all musical backgrounds hosted by experienced improvising musicians.

Friday 14th August 9.00pm – Zoe Gilby Trio with special guest Noel Dennis
£5.00 (£4.00 before 8.30pm)


For the last Friday session before our summer break we’re presenting a vocalist and songwriter at the top of her game accompanied by three of the North East’s finest : Mark Williams and Andy Champion on guitar and bass from Zoe’s regular quartet; Andy her partner in songwriting and in an innovative voice and double bass duo; and Noel on trumpet and flugelhorn, her collaborator in many a project over the years.

Zoe’s shows have become known for their mix of standards from the Great American Songbook, original compositions and arrangements of popular material from Pink Floyd to Kate Bush and there’s a fair chance that tonight’s show will feature some or even all of that. But Zoe never stands still, having in the past year performed an electronic support set to a theremin player and presented a whole suite of vocal settings of Thelonius Monk’s music in the Sage International Jazz Festival. So you never know what to expect.

Recognition of Zoe’s talent has come from home and abroad. At home, in March 2014 her quartet was selected by a panel of promoters, producers and artists to become one of 12 ambassadors representing the northern jazz scene on Jazz North’s “Northern Line” scheme. Abroad with her different groups she has toured to jazz festivals and venues including in China, Finland and Ukraine.

Zoe Gilby vocals; Noel Dennis trumpet & flugelhorn; Mark Williams guitar; Andy Champion double bass

Saturday 15th August 9.00pm – Paul Gowland / Bradley Johnston Duo

Admission Free

From different generations and naming widely different musical influences yet Paul, tenor sax and Bradley, guitar play successfully together in both the Strictly Smokin’ Big Band and Lickety Split, two of the North East’s larger jazz ensembles.

Saxophonist Paul, a well established soloist on the local scene, claims influences derived from the Latin jazz of Paquito D’Rivera, through Michael Brecker and Wayne Shorter to Pharaoh Sanders and Roland Kirk. Bradley’s fine harmonic technique and fiery soloing rests on musical inspiration drawn variously from Pat Metheny, Django Reinhardt and Nils Lofgren.

The two men promise some exciting musical duelling with the bandstand emptied of the other sidemen and soloists who usually surround them.

Please note that the Jazz Cafe has its annual holiday for 2 weeks from Sunday 16th of August
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.
see -
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,

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