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Today Saturday June 15

Afternoon

Jazz

Tyne Valley Big Band - Tynedale Beer & Cider Festival, Tynedale Rugby Club, Station Road, Corbridge NE45 5AY. 2:30pm. £12.00. Festival open noon ‘til 11:00pm.

Evening

No Fox Given - Cobalt Studios, Boyd Street, Newcastle NE2 1AP. 7:00pm. £7.00. (£6.00. adv.). Newcastle University tenor saxophonist Sam Fox's quartet plus guests.

Blues/Funk/Soul

Teresa Watson Band - Billy Bootleggers, Nelson St, Newcastle NE1 5AN. 9:00pm. Free.

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

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Gateshead International Jazz Festival – Marius Neset Band Sunday March 25

Marius Neset (tenor and soprano saxophones), Ivo Neame (keyboards), Jasper Hoiby (double bass) & Anton Eger (drums)
Moving from one hall to another, from one performance to another with minutes to spare is, perhaps, not the best way to listen to music but this is often the way of it at major festivals. A triple bill culminating in an intense set from Ambrose Akinmusire left little time for reflection before Marius Neset hit everyone for six. Working with fellow Scandinavians Ivo Neame, Jasper Hoiby and Anton Eger (collectively Phronesis) the packed hall couldn’t quite believe what they were hearing. Imperious technique, lightening fast, this was some show. The ‘backing band’ – in no way a disparaging term in describing three accomplished improvisers – hung in there as Neset’s stunning solos defied belief leaving audience and musician breathless. Words are insufficient, hearing him is a must.
Russell

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