Strictly Smokin' Big Band led by Michael Lamb
Close up and intimate with a full size, top class Big Band. One which is consistently getting rave reviews! Should be quite an exciting evening.
Sunday 10th April - 8pm - £5.00
Emma Fisk's Hot Club du Nord
Scintillating gypsy jazz in the Grappelli/Django style with Emma Fisk vln, James Birkett gtr, Dave Harris gtr and Paul Baxter bass. This exciting new ensemble makes its debut.
Sunday 15th May - 8pm - £5.00
Noel Dennis/Paul Edis Quartet
Teesside's Noel Dennis is one of the region's most lyrical jazz musicians. Think Chet Baker/Miles Davis. Here with the wonderful trio of Paul Edis on piano, Andy Champion bass and Russ Morgan drms.
Sunday 19th June - 8pm - £5.00
Alice Grace with the Peter Gilligan Quartet
Since moving to the NE Alice Grace has made quite an impact on the local jazz scene. An experienced jazz singer (NYJO and more) she is joined by great local players Pete on pno, Paul Gowland sax, Paul Grainger bass and Russ Morgan drms.
Sunday 10th July - 8pm - £5.00
Colin Aitchison tpt, Franco Valussi clnt, Steve Andrews sax, Roy Cansdale bass, Roly Veitch gtr
Hong Kong ex-pat Geordie Colin Aitchison, Benny Goodman styled Italian clarinetist Franco Valussi, Cumbria's sax maestro Steve Andrews, Roy Cansdale bass now resident in Gloucestershire and Blaydon's Roly Veitch gtr get together for a session of 30s style swinging jazz.