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Daily: July 6 - October 27

Precarity John Akomfrah’s film (2017, 46 mins) about Buddy Bolden - Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead Quays, South Shore Road, Gateshead NE8 3BA. Tel: 0191 478 1810. Screenings at intervals during the day. Part of Akomfrah's exhibition Ballasts of Memory. Exhibition (daily) July 6 - October 27. 10:00am-6:00pm. Free.

Today Friday October 18

Afternoon

Jazz

Precarity John Akomfrah’s film (2017, 46 mins) about Buddy Bolden (see above).

Classic Swing - Jesmond Royal British Legion Club, West Jesmond Avenue, Jesmond, Newcastle NE2 3EX. Tel: 0191 281 0736. 1:00pm. Free.

Rendezvous Jazz - Monkseaton Arms, Front Street, Monkseaton NE25 8DP. Tel: 0191 251 3928. 1:00pm. Free.

Evening.

Ella Fitzgerald: Just One of Those Things - Forum Cinema, Market Place, Hexham NE46 1XF. Tel: 01434 601144. 7:00pm. £8.30. - £5.80. Film (2019, 89 mins) directed by Leslie Woodhead. Swing Bridge Trio in Café Bar following screening.

Dave O’Higgins & Colin Oxley - Great Broughton Village Hall, Ingleby Road, Great Broughton TS9 7ER. 7:30pm. £20.00. ‘O’Higgins & Oxley Play Monk & ‘Trane’. Oxley replaces Rob Luft.

Paul Taylor - Ushaw College, Durham DH7 7DW. Tel: 0191 334 5119. 7:30pm. Free (donations). An Ushaw Piano Festival event.

Jazz Lads - Saltburn Cricket Club, Marske Mill Lane, Saltburn TS12 1HJ. Tel: 01287 622761. 8:00pm. £5.00.

Guisborough Big Band - Saltburn Golf Club, Guisborough Road, Saltburn TS12 1NJ. Tel: 01287 622812. Time TBC.

Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool - Tyneside Cinema, Pilgrim Street, Newcastle NE1 6QG. Tel: 0191 227 5500. Time 8:30pm. Screening of Stanley Nelson's documentary film (2019, cert. 15, 1hr 55mins).

Blues/Soul etc.

Ray Stubbs R & B All Stars - Billy Bootleggers, Nelson St, Newcastle NE1 5AN. 9pm. Free.

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

Monday, February 18, 2019

Going for a Burton? - Latest update

(Press release)
Burton Agnes Jazz and Blues Festival are delighted to announce more artists have been confirmed and added to the line-up of their thirteenth summer festival.

Bringing a jazz-rock element are the some of the North's most creatively diverse young musicians who form the band Artephis – a favourite of Jamie Cullum and a new band for Burton Agnes.

The Mark Williams Trio, a Jazz, blues, rock, fusion outfit are also new to Burton Agnes although not to festivals to which they have played many, both national and international.

More 2019 artists and headliners will be announced over the coming weeks - to keep up to date please visit: https://www.burtonagnes.com/Jazz_Festival/Line_Up.html

Artephis
Saturday 13th July: Main Stage 11am - 12:30pm
Manchester-based contemporary jazz-rock quintet, Artephis, comprises some of the North's most creatively diverse young musicians, who met at the Royal Northern College of Music. Their debut, loosely conceptual album, ‘ALL CHANGE NO CHANGE’, was independently released in June 2017 with an accompanying UK tour and has aired on BBC Radio 3’s ‘Jazz Now’ and BBC Radio 2, Jamie Cullum calling it a “brilliant new release that got my ears bouncing” and choosing ‘Feroz’ as his BBC Introducing highlight of the year.
Formed in 2014, Artephis is a mercurial, improvising collective that draws contemporary influence from Christian Scott's 'Stretch Music', Butcher Brown, and Brian Blade & the Fellowship, all the while rooted in Miles Davis' late-'60s/early-'70s On The Corner/Big Fun/Jack Johnson era, distilling an eclectic sound of their own with an increasingly electronic element. Informed diversely by the musicians’ backgrounds and specialisms including Afrobeat, contemporary classical, funk and hip-hop settings, Artephis compose with a feel for the programmatic, immersing the listener in a familiar, while challenging, sound-space of imaginative textures, explosive and sensitive grooves, and spirited melodies.
“Made me move, made me think, gave me all the feels” – Jamie Cullum, BBC Radio 2
“Rising stars” – Jazzwise
“An outstanding band of young musicians” - Jazz North
Mark Williams Trio
Saturday 13th July: Main Stage 12:30pm – 2pm

Mark Williams is a guitarist/composer from Belfast who came to Newcastle-Upon-Tyne in 1999 to complete a BMus (hons) in Jazz, Popular and Commercial music.
Since then he has worked with some of the top jazz musicians in the country.
He is currently a member of Zoe Gilby's quartet as well as other varying musical outfits throughout the North East.
Having played and recorded alongside numerous jazz artists, he finally put together his own trio in 2009 to showcase his own compositional and improvisational talents.
The trio draws influences from jazz, blues, rock, fusion and metal to create original music that is unique, diverse and honest.
Mark also has over 20 years’ experience teaching privately, in schools and in workshops.
Paul Susans (bass) / Russ Morgan (drums) / Mark Williams (guitar)
"....Williams' playing is outstanding........". - The Jazz Mann.

"....his technique is phenomenal and he does it with so much feeling and underlying emotion."
- Bebop Spoken Here.
The thirteenth Burton Agnes Jazz & Blues Festival is set in one of the UK’s finest Elizabethan stately homes with early bird tickets now on sale and for a limited time only.
A wide variety of jazz, blues, acoustic, soul and funk – with, above all, superb musicianship – will grace the main stage, performance tents, courtyard and Great Hall. Firmly established in the festival calendar, this is a weekend designed for the whole family to relax and enjoy, in the most beautiful festival surroundings imaginable.
The Burton Agnes Jazz & Blues Festival began in 2007 and past performers have included the multi award winning Claire Martin OBE and Ray Gelato, Mississippi native Lisa Mills, Belfast Blues legend Kaz Hawkins, 3 time Grammy nominee Billy Branch, Jo Harrop and the New York Brass Band, to name but a few.
See a montage of 2018’s Festival: the biggest Burton Agnes Jazz & Blues Festival to date:
They say that good things come in small packages. This may be one of the summer’s smallest gatherings, but it’s also one of the most sophisticated...’ Daily Mail
 ‘Possibly the most enjoyable jazz concert I’ve ever attended’. The Independent
Now this is a proper music festival’ The Times
One of The Daily Telegraph's best fifteen festivals for the over 50s.
“This is a very English festival, with a wonderful laid-back atmosphere…superbly organised and efficiently run, which brought together such a wide range of musical styles across a successful weekend…Yes, this is a wonderful English festival.” Fatea Magazine
“Who could have imagined such an idyllic and sublime location for a Jazz and Blues Festival….thankfully somebody did…This unique venue and event is a must attend festival….make sure you get your tickets...I guarantee you won’t be disappointed.”  Yorkshire Gig Guide
“The festival’s diverse and colourful talent is among the reasons visitors return year-after-year.” Yorkshire Times
“The location for the festival is spectacular…the festival organiser, bouncing with charisma, with infectious enthusiasm, mixing with festival goers and seemingly everywhere all at once, has a great little festival chipping away at the established music hegemony.” Bebop Spoken Here live review
Already confirmed for Burton Agnes Jazz and Blues Festival is 
King for a Day: The Nat King Cole Story.

Featuring the world-class live music and vocals of Atila, this unique concert celebrates the centenary of the birth of one the greatest vocalists and entertainers of the Twentieth Century: Nat King Cole.

‘King for a Day: The Nat King Cole Story’
Centenary Concert
Saturday 13th July: Main Stage 6.30pm-8pm
Burton Agnes Hall
Built in 1598 by Queen Elizabeth’s master mason, twenty three generations of the same family have lived in this much-loved home, and filled the house with treasures. Today, magnificent original carvings provide a backdrop for fabulous French Impressionist paintings, contemporary furniture, tapestries and other contemporary artwork. Simon Jenkins, author of ‘England’s Thousand Best Houses, described Burton Agnes Hall as ‘the perfect English house’ and as one of England’s twenty finest homes alongside Windsor CastleBuckingham Palace and Chatsworth House.

Burton Agnes Jazz & Blues Festival
Burton Agnes Hall, Burton Agnes, Driffield, East Yorkshire, YO25 4NB
Friday 12th - Sunday 14th July 2019

Telephone 01262 490324.

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Bebop Spoken Here -- Here, being the north-east of England -- centred in the blues heartland of Newcastle and reaching down to the Tees Delta and looking upwards to the Land of the Kilt.
Not a very original title, I know; not even an accurate one as my taste, whilst centred around the music of Bird and Diz, extends in many directions and I listen to everything from King Oliver to Chick Corea and beyond. Not forgetting the Great American Songbook the contents of which has provided the inspiration for much great jazz and quality popular singing for round about a century.
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