Our Jazz Cafe Programme, Bar & Cafe has moved to our bigger and better home at Newcastle Arts Centre and The Black Swan Venue Bar. See our News Page for more information.
Nishla Smith at The Black Swan Bar
Tuesday Jam at The Black Swan Bar
- Tuesday 14th May
- 8 pm
Paul Grainger (bass),
Abbie Finn (drums)
The Late Shows: Scott Wall & The Midnight Ramblers at The Black Swan Bar
- Saturday 18th May
- 8 pm
Cigar Box blues band using junked up instruments. Scott is a leading maker of roots instruments and visitors are invited to try them out.
Afternoon Jazz: Julija Jacenaite and Alan Law at Jazz Cafe Mezzanine (upstairs at Newcastle Arts Centre).
- Wednesday 22nd May
- 2-4 pm
Jazz North East presents Elina Duni Solo + Trio FCT at Black Swan Bar
The project entitled “Partir” featuring Elina Duni as a soloist (accompanying herself on piano, acoustic guitar and percussion), has been released on record in April 2018 on ECM.
Faye MacCalman (Reeds) / Tobias Illingworth (Keys) / Callum Younger (Bodhrán Kit)
A creative junction between its members’s distinct influences, TRIO FCT combines contemporary improvisation with memorable folk-inspired melodies. Sitting somewhere within the spectrum of folk/jazz/ambient soundscapes, the trio whip up tunes from the torrents of timbre, conjuring silence only to cram it full with riffs.
Tuesday Jam at Black Swan Bar
- Tuesday 28th May
- 8 pm
Paul Grainger (bass),
Rob Walker (drums)
Jazz North East presents Tori Freestone Trio
Tori Freestone has been creating a stir in the UK and abroad in recent years winning prestigious awards and receiving rave reviews and 2019 will see her and her trio back in action with an exciting new release ‘El Mar de Nubes’ on ‘Whirlwind Recordings’. Showcasing her unique writing style which takes inspiration from the chordless trios of the moment infused with sounds from her roots in folk the new release also has Latin and Brazilian elements influenced by spending much of her youth and adult life in the Canary Islands where she composed the album.
“Freestone has clearly listened widely, but her musicality and broad experiences have stirred all that input into an imposingly original sound” – John Fordham (The Guardian)
“Freestone has caused a stir far beyond the UK… an impressive original and formidable trio” – Austria Review
“she’s got a real burn to her playing ..with weaving lines and constant listening, supporting and interacting from the bass and drums…my ears never get tired” – Ingrid Jensen (Jazz Times)
Jazz North East presents Durham University Big Band
Durham University Big Band is a fully-auditioned, student-run, eighteen-piece big band comprising the best jazz musicians in the university. With a large repertoire ranging from traditional big band swing to hip hop, latin and neo-soul, DUBB are incredibly versatile in the types of venues and settings they are able to perform in. An ambitious musical attitude has led the band to perform at multiple university and college events as well as internationally renowned jazz clubs across the country. DUBB have won multiple awards at The Great North Big Band Competition over recent years and have worked with well-known jazz professionals and educators including Mark Armstrong, Pete Churchill, and Ben Cotrell
Jake Walker Orchestra at The Black Swan Bar
*advance price applies to tickets purchased up to one hour before advertised start time. Advance tickets available from The Jazz Cafe / Please note doors open 30 minutes prior to start times. Cafe service Tuesday-Saturday from 12 noon. Bar Service on event evenings. Not all events have wheelchair access. Contact venue in advance.