Custom House Big band
Sunday 30 April, 2pm - midnight
30 April is International Jazz Day and it is also the day when, in 2014, Jazz.Coop bought The Globe and started creating the UK’s first community-owned live music venue/bar.
This year we will be celebrating with live music all day and night. The programme includes jazz of all styles from trad to free improvisation, from duo to big band. There are 12 acts together featuring about 50 of the North East’s jazz musicians.
Running order (may be subject to change)
14:00 – 15:00 TAKE IT TO THE BRIDGE – mainstream jazz from regulars of the North East’s longest running jam session
15:15 – 16:00 COOKING WITH THREE – in-the-moment free improvisation
16:10 – 16:50 SPACE GONG – sax/electronics quartet – psychedelic jazz rock
17:00 – 17:40 BIG MUDDY – jazz/blues septet – horns, vocals, happiness
18: 00 – 18:45 CUSTOMS HOUSE BIG BAND WITH RUTH LAMBERT – large, loud, luscious swing
19:00 – 19:30 JAMES BIRKETT & BRADLEY JOHNSTON DUO – two superb jazz guitarists
19:40 – 20:00 LA MILONGA DE LOS DOMINGOS – Argentine tango demonstration dance
20:10 – 20:40 VIEUX CARRE JAZZMEN – finest foot-tapping trad jazz
20:45 – 21:15 GABRIELE MIT ZWEI – charismatic vocalist with guitar and bass
21:20 – 21:50 JOEL BROWN & MATT MACKELLAR – next generation of jazz talent (piano/drums)
21:55 – 22:25 LINDSAY HANNON & ALAN LAW – top quality vocal/piano duo
22:30 – 23:00 SAFE SEXTET – tight creative hard bop
23:00 – LATE JAM SESSION – the sound of surprise
Admission free – donations very welcome
Other upcoming events at the Jazz Co-op
Songsmiths and minstrels
Eight two-hour sessions (Mondays 7-9pm) at the Globe. The next course starts on 24 April 2017. The tutor is Bethany Elen, community musician, folk singer and political activist. Course description This engaging course will explore various elements involved in the creation of song writing, composition, arrangement and performance of new music material.
New street band
The Globe is forming a new street band led by the energetic multi-instrumentalist Stuart Finden. The band will rehearse once a fortnight on Saturday mornings from 10am to 1pm at The Globe, Railway Street, Newcastle NE4 7AD. When they are ready the street band will perform at various events and festivals and at The Globe, of course.
Visit our website to see all gigs at the Globe and much more jazz.coop/whats-on