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Wynton Marsalis: "We haven't had anything like this [The Late Late Show] in New York for over 20 years. " - (Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club , January/February 2020)


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Today Wednesday January 29


Vieux Carré Jazzmen - Cullercoats Crescent Club, 1 Hudleston, Cullercoats NE30 4QS. Tel: 0191 253 0242. 1:00pm. Free.


Take it to the Bridge - The Globe, Railway Street, Newcastle NE4 7AD. 7:30pm. £1.00.

Blues/Soul/Funk etc.

Moonshine Sessions - Billy Bootleggers, Nelson St, Newcastle NE1 5AN. 8:30pm. Free.

To the best of our knowledge, details of the above events are correct but may be subject to alteration.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Gateshead International Jazz Festival Preview - Abdullah Ibrahim

What more info do you need!?
Saturday 27 March 2010
The Sage Gateshead - Hall One St. Mary's Square,, Gateshead Quays Gateshead NE8 2JR 0191 443 4661 Visit Site
£19.50 + bkg

A symbol of South Africa’s rich musical heritage and its political struggles, pianist Abdullah Ibrahim has created a distinctive sound, combining the rich harmonies and traditions of South Africa’s township music with the openness and creativity of jazz. From luminous, gospel-like anthems to hypnotic rhythmic vamps, his music is melodic, approachable and absolutely compelling. In this one-off performance, the great pianist brings his seven-piece band Ekaya to the UK for the first time in many years, playing material from landmark albums such as African River and Capetown Flowers.

People don't like Abdullah Ibrahim, they adore him, bestowing on him the devotion normally reserved for Nina Simone. When he plays, melodies tumble out effortlessly, as he slides from theme to theme like a laid-back South African reincarnation of Thelonious Monk.” The Guardian

Abdullah Ibrahim piano; Belden Bullock bass; George Gray drums;Cleave Guyton alto sax; Keith Loftis tenor sax; Andrae Murchison trombone; Jason Marshall baritone sax.
Can't wait!

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