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Brand & Sanders + Faye MacCalman Quartet  -  Thu May 21, 2015  |  08:00 pm
Admission £ 10.00 ( £ 8.00 concessions)
Described by The Wire magazine as "the most exciting trombone player for years", Sarah Gail Brand, has been active on the UK's free improvisation scene since the early 1990s, building on the work of such innovators as Alan Tomlinson and the late Paul Rutherford to develop a style which combines a frequently abstract approach with an outrageously earthy tone that harks back to the gutbucket trombonists of early jazz.

She has worked with a vast range of leading musicians on both sides of the Atlantic and throughout Europe, but one of her longest standing associations is with drummer Mark Sanders. Their relationship was initially forged in larger groups such as the brilliant quartet Lunge, but their subsequent work as a duo has been widely praised for the superbly sustained interaction between them, with a performance on the BBC's 'Jazz on Three' one of many highlights. Although they have been working in this format for nearly a decade, this gig, part of our 'Women Make Music' series, will be the first time they have played together on Tyneside.

Support for the duo comes from a quartet led by Newcastle-based saxophonist Faye MacCalman, who has been building an enthusiastic fan base for her adventurous playing and imaginative incorporation of electronics into her music.

Tickets for this gig are available from Newcastle Arts Centre (0191 261 5999) or Reflex Records (0191 260 3246)

This gig is financially assisted by the PRS Foundation's 'Women Make Music' scheme