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Direct Dial Phone , Details 0191 2615999,
Jazz Cafe & Black Swan 0191 2229882
Craftshop 0191 2229880, Frameshop 0191 2229881,
Office 0191 2615618 option 1

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Last Autumn visits to the Arts Centre 1720 per week = 89440 per year



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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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our online store that is now 'mobile friendly'

or choose from our competitive range from our real shop at Newcastle Arts Centre

Friday Night Salsa

in the Black Swan

7.15pm Every Week From

August 28th

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


Tuesday 24th November 8.00pm –
Jazz North East presents Schmazz with
Inner Space Music £10.00 (£8.00 concessions). See below for ticket sales

Trumpeter Loz Speyer brought an earlier version of Inner Space Music to the Cluny around ten years ago. In the decade since that gig Loz has re-shuffled the line-up; the brilliant reedsman Chris Biscoe remains a key member of the band, but he and Loz are now joined by three outstanding members of the new, musically adventurous generation in saxophonist Rachel Musson, bassist Olie Brice (both of them already established as Tyneside favourites), and - making his first appearance for Jazz North East / Schmazz - drummer Gary Willcox.


Tickets available from Jazz Cafe 0191 222 9882 , Reflex Records 0191 260 3246 or online from

Friday 27th November 6pm –
Keith Morris CD & DVD Launch Event

Celibrating the Video and Recording of the Kieth Morris Memorial Concert at the Gateshead Old Town Hall on June 7th 2015. 6 - 8pm
admission Free.
Live music and Bar.

Friday 27th November 9.00pm – Manjula
£6.00 & £5.00 advance.

Tickets from The Jazz Cafe 0191 222 9882. Financially assisted by Northern Line.

Combining the haunting ambience of Vanessa Rani’s Indian vocal training, the rhythmic attack of jazz improvisation and a beautiful mix of sounds from around the globe , Manjula (meaning melodious) has been going from strength-to- strength since its birth in May 2014 exploring, innovating and bringing together rhythms and melodies from different cultures.

Based in Leeds and led by vocalist Vanessa Rani, the band was recently 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.

Joining Vanessa, who trained as a jazz vocalist at Leeds College and then studied Indian classical singing in Kolkata, is Sam Bell percussion, Joe Harris guitar and Simon Read double bass. Two are bandleaders and one founder member of a co-op. Sam leads the Latin- Soul Bugalu Foundation and, Simon the Simon Read Octet featuring some of the finest contemporary jazz players from Leeds and London including Jamil Sherif and Laura Jurd while. Joe founded the African- flavoured and experimental Ikestra,
To listen to some of Manjula's music go to <<>>

Saturday 28th November 9.00pm –

Chris Jelly / Peter Gilligan Duo. Admission FreeAbout 2 years ago Peter Gilligan sat in on piano at the Cafe with vibraphonist Chris Jelly and the Don Forbes band. Ever since, Chris and Peter have vowed to work together sometime and at last tonight’s the night.

Chris’s main gig is with Tyneside’s jazz funk maestros King Bee, as well known possibly in Manchester and Edinburgh as they are here at home. Not for nothing did US vibes star Roy Ayers recently invite Chris up on stage with him to play.

Chris and Peter will be playing a wide range of tunes leaning heavily on spontaneity and improvisation including some by Chick Corea and Gary Burton.



Tuesday 1st December 8.00pm –
Tuesday Jam – Admission Free

Tuesday Jam runs on the first and third Tuesday of every month with a resident house trio. Just recently the band has taken to circulating one of the chairs in the trio by invitation each session and of course there’s an open invitation too for any number of guests to join them on stage. It’s fun for the musicians. It’s fun for the audience. It’s Tuesday Jam.

Friday 4th December 9.00pm –
– £5.00 at the door (£4.00 in advance from the Jazz Cafe 0191 222 9882)

A night of high energy original music from Redemption performing a fusion of Funk, Latin and Jazz Rock. They describe their approach as upfront and uncompromising.

“The powerhouse that is Redemption out excitement by the truckload.” Bebop Spoken Here.

 To hear some of their music access their website at

 Redemption are : Jim Hall keys; Keith Tulip bass; Martin Wake kit; and John Hall sax.

Saturday 5th December 2.00pm –
Bradley Johnston Quartet – Admission Free

During the morning the Jazz Cafe and Jazz North East will play host to a meeting of NorVol, the network of jazz promoters from across the whole of the North West, Yorkshire and the North East, and JNE was asked to programme a public concert to follow the meeting.

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.
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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