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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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