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Jazz Cafe & Black Swan 0191 2229882
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Friday Night Salsa

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7.15pm Every Week

Entry £6 Including Tution

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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


Friday 3rd July 9pm – Paul Edis Trio £5.00 (£3.00 before 8.30pm)

Three wonderfully entertaining musicians playing old tunes in endlessly inventive new ways. Plus some great new ones. Or to put it another way, and to quote the Jazz Alert newsletter, “ far from falling into the routine groove that can too easily beset bands with a resident slot, Paul, Mick and Adam are constantly demonstrating that you don’t need .... gimmickry to find new ways of exploring the classic piano trio format.”

Paul Edis piano; Mick Shoulder double bass; Adam Sinclair drums

Saturday 4th July 9pm – Belinda Voshtina / Alan Law Duo Admission Free

Belinda is a graduate from the Sage jazz degree course , and in addition to regular outings with her band the Shafafa Trio, has recently been performing with the Strictly Smoking Big Band and on the concourse at the Sage Jazz Festival.

Belinda’s partner is jazz and Latin scene regular Alan Law. The duo’s set will be a mix of standard straight-ahead jazz , blues , and some fiery Afro Cuban songs.

Tuesday 7th July 8pm – Tuesday Jam Admission Free

The most entertaining jam session on Tyneside with the finest house band. (First and third Tuesdays)

Friday 10th July 9pm -

Debra Milne Ensemble with special guest James Birkett

£5.00 (£3.00 before 8.30pm)

 Established north east jazz vocalist Debra teams up with guitar maestro James Birkett to explore their favourite jazz standards. Expect some lesser known gems, and plenty of great swinging tunes!

Saturday 11th July 9pm –
Alice Grace / Peter Gilligan Duo

Admission Free

Originally from the North East, Alice Grace began her career singing with The National Youth Jazz Orchestra and with the house band at Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club, before landing a place to continue her musical education at the London Guildhall School of Music and Drama and the Conservatorium van Amsterdam.

Since then she has sung with a variety of jazz and soul ensembles performing at prestigious venues such as The Southbank Centre and the Royal Albert Hall in London, as well as more intimate jazz venues across the UK and Europe. Her soulful tone has also seen her lend her vocal talents to producers of drum & bass, dubstep and house music, and she continues to compose for artists and producers in these genres.

Since relocating to Dubai, Alice began performing with the Emirates Jazz Collective before co-founding and singing with successful band The Swing Revue for leading venues such as Jazz Pizza Express and The Atlantis Hotel, as well as performing regularly in jazz duos and trios across the Emirates.

Apart from a fleeting appearance at the Cafe’s late night jam session for the Sage Jazz Festival, tonight’s duo with Peter Gilligan on piano will be her jazz debut on her return home. The pair will perform originals and jazz standards.

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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