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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
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Please note performance start times
are brought forward on Fridays
Please note that the Jazz Cafe has its annual holiday for 2 weeks from Sunday 16th of August.
While many contemporary jazz singers look to the world of pop music for their inspiration, Ruth Lambert draws her pedigree from the classic jazz vocal tradition that goes back to Ella Fitzgerald and Sarah Vaughan, with Julie London, Anita ODay and Carmen McRae as particular inspirations.
As the regular guitarist in Ruths Trio, Giles will be a perfect fit with Ruths promised programme of some choice standards including some of the lesser known ones. To paraphrase another excellent jazz singer of this parish, prepare for a master class in the fine old art of jazz singing.
Ruth Lambert vocals; Giles Strong guitar
Tuesday 4th August 8.00pm Tuesday Jam Admission Free
With a house band so good youll think its 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
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 Cafés 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
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 Marks work as player and composer in the areas 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
session open to instrumentalists and vocalists from all
musical backgrounds hosted by experienced improvising
Friday 14th August
with special guest Noel Dennis
For the last Friday session before our summer break were presenting a vocalist and songwriter at the top of her game accompanied by three of the North Easts finest : Mark Williams and Andy Champion on guitar and bass from Zoes 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.
Zoes 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 theres a fair chance that tonights 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 Monks music in the Sage International Jazz Festival. So you never know what to expect.
Recognition of Zoes 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 Norths 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
major refit the Jazz Cafe on Pink Lane is open as
Newcastle Arts Centre is committed to maintaining a creative stage for live music and small scale events.
is funded by Newcastle Arts Centre Trust an independant
charity for the arts.
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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