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It’s been a great year so far for Jazz North East, with a whole string of sensational gigs, which will live in the memory for a long time to come.

But although we can look back with pleasure, what we want to do now is to look forward with anticipation. And there’s plenty to whet the appetite, with such treats as the David Carnegie Quintet, the double bill of Quadraceratops and Entropi, and Kit Downes’ brilliant new trio The Enemy all coming up within a few weeks of each other. And as usual there’s inter nation interest in our programme, this time represented by the Anglo-French trio Capsule and torrential Norwegian threesome Akode teamed up with paint-stripping reedman Alan Wilkinson.

Our hugely successful ‘Women Make Music’ series continues as well; trombonist Sarah Gail Brand and saxophonist Faye MacCalman head up a double bill in May, and then it’s the turn of popular Tyneside vocalist Lindsay Hannon to present a set of new songs in June.

As we head into Summer there’s no guarantee that we’ll get seasonal weather - but we know for sure that the music will be hot!.


21st May @ the Black Swan Bar & Venue
Brand & Sanders + Faye MacCalman Quartet
Trombonist Sarah Gail Brand and drummer Mark Sanders bring their long established improv duo to town, with support from brilliant young saxophonist Faye MacCalman and her quartet.

26th May @ the Jazz Café
David Carnegie Quintet
Drummer Dave Carnegie, long a Tyneside favourite, travels down from Edinburgh with his stupendous new band.

31st May @ the Bridge Hotel
Quadraceratops + Entropi
Two of London’s most exciting young bands, the 7-piece Quadraceratops led by Cath Roberts and the quintet Entropi led by fellow saxophonist Dee Byrne.

4th June @ the Newcastle Lit & Phil
The Enemy
Pianist Kit Downes with his outstanding new trio, featuring bassist Petter Eldh and drummer James Maddren.

18th June @ the Jazz Café
Alan Wilkinson & Akode
Fire breathing saxophonist teams up with ferocious improv trio from Norway.

27th June @ the Jazz Café
Lindsay Hannon Plus + Jam Session
Superb Tyneside vocalist unveils a new suite of original songs, before leading a late night jam session.

For full details of each of these gigs, click on the band name. Later gigs can be found through the Events pages of this website.