The 2014 Jazz Festival will be the coolest thing to hit the banks of The Tyne this year – The Sage Gateshead is celebrating the 10th anniversary of the UK’s biggest jazz festival under one roof outside London.
Known as the Spring Quartet, this powerful ensemble on its first visit to the UK, brings together Jack DeJohnette, the peerless drummer at the heart of many of the landmark jazz groups of the past four decades, from Miles Davis to Keith Jarrett, heavyweight saxophonist Joe Lovano, the brilliant bass player Esperanza Spalding – the first jazz artist to win a Best New Artist Grammy Award- and pianist Leo Genovese; the debut of what can only be described as a jazz supergroup.
Robert Glasper joins the GIJF14 line-up for a late night set in Hall Two continuing to stake out new musical territory, drawing on jazz, hip hop, R&B and rock, and refusing to be defined by any one genre. One of the world’s favourite jazz guitarists,Bill Frisell, will be another major highlight.
The Sage Gateshead welcomes the return of acclaimed UK jazz composer Django Bates with his Belovèd Trio in a new partnership with the GRAMMY-nominated Norrbotten Big Band from northern Sweden performing his Charlie Parker inspired programme and Swedish saxophonist Joakim Milder and his suite of jazz arrangements of the music of the North East’s own Prefab Sprout.
Buy two or more Hall One or Hall Two concerts and save money (excludes Jazz Toons on 6th April at 3pm).
Book for two, three or four concerts and save £2, £3 or £4 off each ticket, a huge saving of up to £16.
Contact Ticket Office on 0191 443 4661 for more details (this offer is not available online).
The Sage Gateshead, St Mary’s Square, Gateshead Quays, Gateshead NE8 2JR
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