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Orrin Evans: “I’d like to see a younger audience and an audience that looks more like me at the clubs.” – (Down Beat November 2014).

Kevin Flanagan: "Besides, I'd got sick of playing jazz to people who looked like my father." - (Straight No Chaser Issue 0ne Summer 1988.)

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Today Friday August 18

Afternoon
Rendezvous Jazz - The Black Horse, Front St., Monkseaton, Whitley Bay NE25 8DP. 1pm. Free.
Levee Ramblers New Orleans Quartet - Tynemouth Metro Station, Station Tce., Tynemouth NE30 4RE. 1pm. Free.
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Evening
Kentucky Cowtippers - Billy Bootleggers, 28 Nelson St., Newcastle NE1 5AN. 9pm. Free.
Ray Johnson & Richard Herdman - Prohibition Bar, Arch 3, Brandling St., Gateshead NE8 2BA. 8pm.
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Steve Bone - Al Forno, 81 Skinnergate, Darlington DL3 7LX. 7pm.
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To the best of our knowledge, details of the above events are correct but may be subject to alteration.

Monday, October 28, 2013

Arun Ghosh Sextet featuring Zoe Rahman A South Asian Suite (Sage Gateshead, Friday Nov. 1)

Three years since his stunning début at Gateshead International Jazz Festival, Arun Ghosh brings his trademark IndoJazz sound back to the Sage Gateshead, featuring the MOBO Award winning pianist, Zoe Rahman.
The British-Asian clarinettist and composer has become a leading light on both the national and international jazz scene, captivating audiences and critics with his passionate and dynamic performance style, eloquent musical expression and a healthy dose of rock 'n' roll spirit.
On Friday (Nov. 1), the Arun Ghosh Sextet will be performing Ghosh's IndoJazz chamber work, the recently recorded A South Asian Suite. This mesmeric and enchanting six movement suite is inspired by the music, landscape and peoples of Nepal, Pakistan, India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka, as seen from the viewpoint of a British-Asian from a Northern town.
Pieces from Ghosh's acclaimed albums Northern Namaste and Primal Odyssey, plus euphoric live favourites comprise the second half.
Presented with Sage Gateshead, GemArts and Jazz North East
 “…uproarious and irresistible.” (Daily Telegraph)
“Life-affirming music that transcends cultural barriers.”  (Manchester Evening News)
“An upfront mix of South Asian melodies and western street-grooves, driven by a powerful Indo-western rhythm section.” (The Guardian)
Date, Time & Venue / Box Office
Date:                     Friday 1 November 2013
Time:                    8pm
Venue:                 Sage Gateshead, Hall 2, St Mary’s Square, Gateshead Quays, NE8 2JR
Tickets:                £12  (concessions available)
                                Family Ticket available for £33 (Max 4 people to include at least 1 child).
Box Office:         0191 433 4661  / www.sagegateshead.com
GemArts:
GemArts is a dynamic arts development organisation - we profile and programme new and exciting culturally diverse arts, by creating and developing high quality concerts, events, festivals, workshops and commissions with regional, national and international artists across all art forms.  Throughout the year we deliver outstanding culturally diverse arts based projects with schools and community groups across all age ranges, to provide an educational and enjoyable learning experience and to promote a greater understanding of people and their respective cultures. 
 Our Vision: We believe the arts enrich the lives of individuals and communities through celebrating our cultural diversity – Raising aspirations,    building stronger communities and breaking down barriers.
 Our Mission: To increase equality of opportunity for everyone to engage with   culturally diverse arts - as artists, participants and audiences.
  • Links to Music
 Lal Qil'ah (The Red Fort) - from the album Primal Odyssey
Aurora  - from the album Northern Namaste
Intifada - recorded live at the London Jazz Festival (2011)
Caliban's Revenge - recorded live at Rich Mix, Shoreditch
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i9bjclJqhi0

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Bebop Spoken Here -- Here, being the north-east of England -- centred in the blues heartland of Newcastle and reaching down to the Tees Delta and looking upwards to the Land of the Kilt.
Not a very original title, I know; not even an accurate one as my taste, whilst centred around the music of Bird and Diz, extends in many directions and I listen to everything from King Oliver to Chick Corea and beyond. Not forgetting the Great American Songbook the contents of which has provided the inspiration for much great jazz and quality popular singing for round about a century.
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Lance (Who wishes it to be known that he is not responsible for postings other than his own and that he's not always responsible for them.)
Contact: lanceliddle@gmail.com I look forward to hearing from you.

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