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Friday, December 04, 2020

Newcastle Arts Centre are excited to announce this live online event from The Black Swan.

(Press release)

The debut live stream on Tuesday 15th December at 7pm will begin with outstanding duo Vocalist Alice Grace and Guitarist Mark Williams.

Characterised by thoughtful melodies, snappy inter-play and improvisation. With a choice of repertoire inspired by the greats of the bebop era and the contemporary sounds of artists such as Chick Corea and Norma Winstone. 

For this special premier, the legendary Tuesday Jazz Jam will conclude this wonderful night of music with house trio Mark Williams (guitar) Paul Grainger (double bass) Abbie Finn (drums) Our special guest jammers will include Harry Keeble (saxophone) David Gray (trombone) and Alice Grace (vocals) Along with Zoë Gilby as compère for the evening. 

If you have any song requests for the jam session then please email to

Virtual tickets are a minimum of £6 (inc booking fee) with the option to donate more. Booking information will be announced soon. 

In these uncertain times, any extra proceeds will be greatly received by our talented, hard working musicians. 

Technical support for this secure Live channel is provided by Tyne Audio. 

More information will be annouced soon at  and the Newcastle Arts Centre website.

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