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11,772 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 12 years ago. 912 of them this year alone and, so far, 49 this month (August 13).

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August

Saturday 15: Anth Purdy - Prohibition Bar, Pink Lane, Newcastle NE1 5DW. 8:00pm. Free (donations). Purdy’s solo ‘Swing Jazz Guitar’ show. Limited capacity.

Thursday 20: Vieux Carre Jazzmen - The Holystone, Whitley Road, Holystone, North Tyneside NE27 0DA. Tel: 0191 266 6173. 1:00pm. Free.

Maine St. Jazzmen - Sunniside Social Club, 27 Sunniside Rd., Gateshead NE16 5NA. 8:30pm.

Friday 21: Lindsay Hannon - Prohibition Bar, Pink Lane, Newcastle NE1 5DW. 9:00pm. Free (donations). Limited capacity.

Saturday, March 07, 2020

Gateshead Jazz Festival

(Press release)

Ahead of Gateshead Jazz festival, which takes place at Sage Gateshead between 20 and 22 March, we caught up with Yazz Ahmed, Bex Burch (of Vula Viel), Binker GoldingNikki Yeoh, Shri and Paul Edis (of Triptych) who all answered some Q&As for us ahead of their performances at the festival (click on link for full Q&A).

‘Practise hard, listen to lots of different music, never be late and always bring a pencil!’


‘Advice for us all: get out the way, you are not special but the music coming through you is.’

‘If you want to be extraordinary you have to behave in an extraordinary fashion.’

‘Rothko feels like Jazz. His work demands interaction.’

'Cannot stress this enough – FIND YOUR OWN EXPRESSION!!'

‘Take your time, it takes time! Be patient, work hard and don't hide your light under a bushel. Don't worry if it isn't perfect, every performance is a rehearsal for the next.’

Upholding the venue’s long-standing commitment to Jazz, the festival (which is the UK’s biggest jazz festival under one roof) shifts into a new era with a fresh name; ‘Gateshead Jazz’.  Its focus is on attracting new audiences with cutting-edge artists joining established names, reflecting the current fervour for the genre and platforming talent from across the North. Read our latest Press Release here.
Tickets can be bought from www.sagegateshead.com and Box Office in person or on 0191 443 4661.
Tickets for anyone aged 16 to 25 are just £5 per concert!
Multibuy offers on Sage One and Sage Two concerts are also available.

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