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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

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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 be admission

Friday 22nd May 9.00pm – Yuya Honami Trio £5.00 (£3.00 before 8.30pm)

Virtuoso drummer Yuya Honami joins Jazz Cafe regulars for a night of high energy piano trio music including originals and standards by Herbie Hancock, Horace Silver, Duke Ellington and other jazz greats.

Yuya emerged onto the local jazz scene via the Cafe’s regular Tuesday Jams, one of a number of quite ridiculously talented younger musicians to do so. This will be the trio’s last performance before Yuya heads for home, his studies completed. Don’t miss the chance to hear them play.

Peter Gilligan piano; Paul Grainger double bass; Yuya Honami drums

Saturday 23rd May 9.00pm – Johnny Davis / Peter Gilligan Duo Admission Free

Johnny 'Blue Hat' Davis and Peter Gilligan team up to explore the more soulful end of the jazz spectrum and welcome some special guests.

Johnny Davis tenor/ alto ; Peter Gilligan piano/Rhodes

Tuesday 26th May 8.00pm – Schmazz presents David Carnegie Quintet.

Upstairs at The Jazz Cafe. £10 & £8 concs.

Tuesday 26th May 8.00pm – Schmazz presents David Carnegie Quintet.

Upstairs at The Jazz Cafe. £10 & £8 concs. See below for details.

Now he's back, not on Tyneside but in Edinburgh, (his gig with Alex Hutton at The Jazz Cafe last June was a one-off), and knowing David's quality, it's no surprise that he's managed to assemble an equally impressive band. Saxophonist Konrad Wiszniewski, pianist Dave Patrick and bassist Jay Kilbride are all in the premier league of the Scottish jazz scene, while a real buzz is starting to develop around vocalist Renée Stefani. And there’s a whole lot of new compositions to look forward to as well. "Compellingly lyrical jazz with a hint of Caribbean sun" was the verdict on the quintet’s recent gig at The Jazz Bar, Edinburgh.

Renee Stephanie vocals; Konrad Wiszniewski tenor sax; Jay Kilbride bass; David Patrick piano; David Carnegie drums

£10 & £8 Concessions (Students / OAP / Means Tested Benefits. Tickets from ; Reflex: 0191 260 3246 ; Jazz Café: 0191 2229882

Friday 29th May 9.00pm – Cafe Society £5.00 (£3.00 before 8.30pm)

Blending contemporary jazz, with hip-hop and soul elements, new-jazz quartetCafé Society conjure up intricately structured harmonic worlds and vividly melodic soundscapes.

The vitality of the band’s sound lies in the interplay of complementary elements:

at once shimmering and percussive piano from Tom Sochas, Oli Cross’ dancing bass lines, the delectable and sensitive drumming of Adam Williams, and the lyricism of tenor sax player Julian Knapp that unifies and bonds the outfit together.

They've been crafting their set playing around the London circuit at venues such

as Mau Mau Bar, Ronnie Scott's, The Forge and Charlie Wright's as well as at festivals including Aberjazz and Cambridge Jazz Festivals and Kaya Festival.

On the 30th of April they celebrate the launch of their new single ‘Misfits/Tartuffe’ at the magnificent St Pancras Old Church collaborating with painter James John Jolly to create a feast for the ears and eyes alike.

Tom Sochas piano; Julian Knapp tenor sax; Oli Cross bass; Adam Williams drums

Saturday 30th May 9.00pm – Mick Shoulder / Giles Strong Duo Admission Free

Half of Djangologie team up to play a night of swinging gypsy jazz standards and originals but with Mick on guitar rather than his usual double bass.

Mick Shoulder – guitar ; Giles Strong – guitar

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,

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