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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 Monday August 19

Afternoon

Jazz

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

Jazz in the Afternoon - Cullercoats Crescent Club, 1 Hudleston, Cullercoats NE30 4QS. Tel: 0191 253 0242. 1:00pm. Free admission.

Evening

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

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

New Newcastle Jazz Festival News - August 17

(Press release)

The new Newcastle Jazz Festival debuts its festival in a day this summer and is excited to present in its first programme the best of the North East’s current jazz scene in partnership with Tyne Bank Brewery.

Featuring Zoe Gilby and Andy Champion’s voice and bass duo; the Latin infused Alan Law TrioMark Williams Trio who are currently part of Northern Jazz Promoters' Northern Line programme; 2018 British Jazz Awards' nominee Emma Fisk in her duo with James BirkettStrictly Smokin’ Big Band with Alice Grace featuring a huge array of north- east talent; and 2014 BBC Young Jazz Musician of the year, saxophonist Alexander Bone, as headline artist.

This new festival exists to feature north-east musicians and their projects – a real jazz festival for the area celebrating the region's talent alongside national artists.

2014 BBC Young Jazz Musician of the year, and north-east local, Alexander Bone, will be headlining the festival with a set of original compositions and his own take on jazz standards on Saturday 17th August. He has led his own bands playing original music at venues & festivals across the UK & Europe including London Jazz Festival, Ronnie Scott's, Jazzwise Festival, Manchester Jazz Festival & London Saxophone Festival; as well as headlining alongside artists including Gwilym Simcock, Bob Reynolds & YolanDa Brown.

We’re excited to be working with Tyne Bank Brewery in their brilliant space which will house the entire festival under one roof. Food will be provided throughout the day by Newcastle vendors Cheese Sir and Il Fuoco Pizza.

Tickets are limited due to capacity and are on sale now at www.newcastlejazzfestival.co.uk
Michael Lamb

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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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