Sunday 28th April 2013 – The Mark Williams Group Plays The Music Of Pat Metheny

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THIS will be in contention for the gig of the year

Why?

Mark Williams – guitar
Richard Brown – drums
Mark Jackson – keyboards
Paul Susans – bass
with guest vocalist Lindsay Hannon

There is no need to say anything else really.

Bridge Hotel, Castle Garth, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear NE1 1RQ
0191 232 6400

Doors 7.30pm : performance 8pm’ish : Entry £6 (Sorry, no wheel chair access)

Sunday 21st April – ANTON HUNTER TRIO – Jazz at Splinter @ The Bridge

Entry £6 : Doors 7.30pm : Performance 8pm’ish : The Bridge Hotel, Castle Garth, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 1RQ : Tel: 0191 232 6400

Anton Hunter Trio

Anton Hunter – guitar
James Adolpho – double bass
Johnny Hunter – drums

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Anton Hunter is a jazz guitarist living in Manchester, though for him jazz ranges from processing canvas sounds in performance-art trio Takahashi’s Shellfish Concern to ambient soundscapes and skronky riffs in his quartet HAQ as well as playing in – and occasionally writing for – the electronics-meets-brass of the Beats & Pieces Big Band.  Improvisation is at the core of everything he does and in 2007 he formed free-improvisation organisation The Noise Upstairs.  Initially a meeting place and jam session for improvisers, it has grown to include events in Manchester and Sheffield, regular workshops on a range of subjects and a small record label.

He co-runs Efpi Records, a contemporary jazz record label, who also run regular gigs in Manchester and have links across Scandinavia.

He attended the prestigious SIM Workshop in Brooklyn, New York and holds a masters degree in composition from the University of Salford.  (he’s also got a BSc in Physics, but shhhhhh… don’t tell anyone)

Press Quotes – present and previous projects:

“…kick-ass solos from all its players, including trumpeter Nick Walters, guitarist Anton Hunter and tenor saxophonist Ben Watte.” – John L. Walters The Guardian

“Gang camaraderie as well as talent meant young musicians can blossom here.  Notably  …  the atmospheric, effects-driven guitarist Anton Hunter” – Selwyn Harris Jazzwise

“Funky, punky, angular sax/guitar-led modern jazz from this newly emerging group fronted by Stockholm-based reeds man Andreae they work through evolving textural washes and noir-ish folk moods through to full on skronk. Well worth a look.” Time Out (HAQ preview)

“Hunter’s “Pope” has an atmospheric, almost noirish feel courtesy of the composer’s sparse, evocative guitar chording  …  Andreae’s “Cacillia” is one of the most accessible pieces on the record with a strong melodic hook that provides the springboard for a blistering solo from Hunter.” Ian Mann The Jazz Mann

“signs of real writing talent in guitarist Anton Hunter; his spiky melodic style and heavy riffs reminiscent of John Zorn’s early downtown groups.” Chris Ackerley The Sound Of Now

“HAQ music is free jazz with grunge textures, galvanised by  Hunter, the subversive of the group (responsible for the brooding tour de force Pope)” Mike Butler – Manchester Evening News/Dyverse Music

“Ted’s March” – The Slowlight Quartet – Jazz at Splinter @ The Bridge – 31st March 2013

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“Ted’s March” by the Slowlight Quartet from Newcastle upon Tyne at the Splinter Jazz night.

The Splinter @ The Bridge Hotel sessions are on most Sundays (you can check our listings every Friday for that weekend by visiting our blog HERE

This Sunday the 14th April, we are holding our seminar on “How To Get More Gigs”, followed by a jam session – the last one was a great success so please bring your instrument for a 7.30’ish start.

The jam session is free but all donations to the “bucket” at the door will be gratefully received and help us to maintain a healthy jazz scene at Splinter.

The Slowlight Quartet are great new band with well written original material. Check them out HERE and HERE for gig listings and info.

“The Pinch” – Slowlight Quartet – Jazz @ Splinter at the Bridge – 31st March 2013

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Another great original from the Slowlight Quartet from Newcastle upon Tyne at the Splinter Jazz night.

The Splinter @ The Bridge Hotel sessions are on most Sundays (you can check our listings every Friday for that weekend by visiting our blog HERE

This weekend, we are holding our seminar on “How To Get More Gigs” at 3pm on Sunday the 14th, followed by a jam session – the last one was great so bring your instrument for an 8pm start.

The jam session is frree but all donations to the “bucket” at the door will be gratefully received and help us to maintain a healthy jazz scene at Splinter.

We hope to see you there, in the meantime, enjoy this. A great band and material. Check them out HERE and HERE for gig listings and info.

Zoe Gilby, The Saxophonics, Splinter @ The Bridge

Some great live jazz over the next 24 hours.

Tonight at 8pm at Hoochie Coochie in Newcastle, the Zoe Gilby Quartet.

It’s FREE so get yourselves in to the Toon and support your local jazz artists

Address
  • 54 Pilgrim Street
  • NE1 6SF Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Phone 0191 222 0130
Website http://www.hoochiecoochie.co.uk

Tomorrow (Friday 11th April) at The Lit and Phil On Westgate Road, we have The Saxophonics at the monthly luchtime jazz concert.

For just £3 I can’t think of a better way to enjoy a Friday lunchtime. Starts at 1 pm.

Saxophonics is a well-established jazz saxophone quartet that over the last few years has entertained jazz audiences around the north east region, including appearances at the Stockton Riverside Festival, and Sage Gateshead International Jazz festival.Saxophonics are:
Keith Robinson (alto and soprano),
Graeme Wilson (tenor, composer and arranger)
Steve Summers (alto and tenor)
Niall Armstrong (baritone, composer and arranger)Led by Keith Robinson, their repertoire is a mixture of straight-ahead swing, Latin, ballads and specialised contemporary jazz arrangements. Many of these have been written and arranged by Graeme Wilson, their tenor saxophonist. Most pieces feature an improvised solo section with accompaniment in intricate harmony and counterpoint.The end result is a blend of compositional complexity, cohesive tightness, and fiery improvisations, which gives the group its distinct identity.They have just finished recording their first album which will be available from early 2013. It features all original compositions penned by Graeme and Niall.£3 admission, 1-2 on April 12th

23 Westgate Road, NE1 1SE Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

Don’t forget this Sunday at The Bridge Hotel

, Splinter are hosting an afternoon seminar at 3pm for jazz musicians on “how to get more gigs”. And afterwards, there is a jam session starting at 8pm. The last one was a great success so bring your instrument whether you are attending the aftrnoon seminar or not. The jam session is free but donations would be great. It all goes towards supporting jazz in the North East. Thanks!

Gateshead International Jazz Festival – 5,6,7th April 2013

We aren’t at the Bridge Hotel this weekend due to the Gateshead International Jazz Festival taking place, so get yourselves along to the Sage and enjoy a full jazzylicious weekend of some of our local talent appearing with a chock-full timetable of international artists.

Gateshead International Jazz Festival 2013

Gateshead International Jazz Festival, the largest UK festival held under one roof, has announced its headline acts and themes for 2013 including The Brand New Heavies, Ruby Turner, National Youth Jazz Orchestra with special guest Jacqui Dankworth, Lighthouse, Phronesis and Christine Tobin.

The festival will take place in the spectacular surroundings of The Sage Gateshead on Friday 5th – Sunday 7th April 2013.

Save with the ‘Jazz Pass’.

Buy two or more tickets for either the Hall One or Hall Two Gateshead International Jazz Festival concerts (or a combination of both) and save money.

Buy tickets for two concerts and save £2 off each ticket (Save £4)
Buy tickets for three concerts and save £3 off each ticket (Save £9)
Buy tickets for four concerts and save £4 off each ticket (Save £16)

Contact Ticket Office for more details and to obtain the offer: 0191 443 4661.

View the Gateshead International Jazz Festival brochure.

The Dixie Ticklers

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The National Youth Jazz Orchestra

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Soweto Kinch: The Legend of Mike Smith plus Zara McFarlane

Award-winning jazz alto saxophonist and hip hop star Soweto Kinch celebrates the release of his new…

Stonephace Stabbins featuring Zoe Rahman

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Late Night Jazz, Funk and Soul at Hoochie Coochie (Friday)

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The National Youth Jazz Orchestra Workshop

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Big Family Jazz Bash

Following the roaring success of our Early Years Big Family Jazz Bash at the last year’s festival…

Big Family Jazz Bash

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Jazz Record Requests with Alyn Shipton

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Saturday Afternoon Jazz

Featuring great bands from across The Sage Gateshead’s Join In programme, including our BMus Jazz,…

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Jazz From The North (Saturday)

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Northern Spirits: Northern Sinfonia, Tim Garland and Lighthouse

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Biréli Lagrène Quartet plus Kevin Mackenzie & Steve Hamilton

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Paul Edis Sextet

Paul Edis expanded his acclaimed trio to form a sextet in 2008 with a front line of trumpet,…

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Jens Thomas and Verneri Pohjola- Speed of Grace – a tribute to AC/DC

A tribute to the music of AC/DC: Hard rock becomes late night chamber jazz. Award winning German…

Sunday Afternoon Jazz

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Jazz Words: Larkin’s Jazz and Christine Tobin’s Sailing to Byzantium

A two part show hosted by Alyn Shipton exploring the long established relationship between jazz and…

Jazz From The North (Sunday)

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Way In to the Way Out

Composer/pianist Alexander Hawkins and vibes player Corey Mwamba discuss and debate their own…

Saxophone Massive with Andy Sheppard (Performance)

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Ruby Turner and Brand New Heavies Double Bill

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Phronesis © Cat Munro

Phronesis plus Iain Ballamy & Stian Carstensen (The Little Radio) Double Bill

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Alexander Hawkins and Louis Moholo-Moholo

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Late Night Jazz, Funk and Soul at Hoochie Coochie on (Sunday)

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ACV – Andy Champion @ The Vortex, London this Thursday – 4th April

Andy Champion previews the upcoming performance at The Vortex in London in “London Jazz”.

You can read all about it HERE. 

I’m sure all of the Jazz fans that are admirers of Andy and ACV wish them all the best on their tour.

Don’t forget, we are lucky enough to be able to catch them at The Gateshead International Jazz Festival at The Sage this weekend. ACV will be appearing at 6pm on Saturday. You can see the rest of the timetable HERE

Andy Champion will then be appearing with the Northern Sinfonia, Tim Garland and Lighthouse at 7.30 pm on Saturday, performing the late Ian Carr’s “Northumbrian Sketches” for jazz musicians and orchestra.