SUNDAY 21st

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Sunday 21st August

handtomouth

👉🏽 HAND TO MOUTH
Bradley Johnston (Gt) & Lindsay Hannon (Voc)

“Some projects just work from the start, they just do… Lindsay Hannon and Bradley Johnston’s debut performance at the Jazz Café (Newcastle, UK) in the autumn of last year attracted a full house” (Bebop Spoken Here).
A chance gig between Bradley Johnston (‘A brilliant young guitarist’ – The Crack) & Lindsay Hannon (‘A voice soulful, brooding & unselfconscious in its longing’ – Jazz Journal) led to a discovery of a mutual love of guitar & vocal duos; Ella Fitzgerald and Joe Pass, and the work of Tuck & Patti Andress.
They perform songs from those albums with eloquence and humor, as well as original arrangements, under the moniker ‘Hand to Mouth’.

🔗  facebook.com/handtomouth
⌚ 1.30pm
📍 at Tyne Bank Brewery
🎟  £17 – Sunday all-day ticket [click]
🎟  £40 – Festival pass for all NJF events (Thu, Fri, Sat & Sun)

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knats


👉🏽  KNATS
King David Ike-Elechi (Dr), Stan Woodward (Bs), John Mitchell-Ryner (Pn), Ferg Kilsby (Tp)

Knats are a young quartet from Newcastle, at the forefront of the North East’s ‘Modern Creative Improvised music’ scene, consisting of King David Ike-Elechi (drums), Stan Woodward (bass), Josh Mitchell-Rayner (keys/piano), and Ferg Kilsby (trumpet).

They released their debut single ‘Kackbop’ on 13 May 13 2021 and is available to listen on all streaming platforms.

⌚ 2.40pm
📍 at Tyne Bank Brewery
🎟  £17 – Sunday all-day ticket [click]
🎟  £40 – Festival pass for all NJF events (Thu, Fri, Sat & Sun)

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davegflex

👉🏽 DAVID GRAY FLEXTET
The roots of this Newcastle based band are set in the Jazz world but they draw on their mutual love of many other genres such as Rock, Neo Soul, Pop and R&B.  Expect the perfect mix of Jazz harmony with infectious grooves and memorable melodies, all topped off with the excitement of improvisation.  Taking their influence from the likes of Christian Scott, Manu Katche, Chris Potter, Roller Trio and Joshua Redman yet still managing to create their own individual sound.

Their debut was made at the Gateshead International Jazz Festival 2014 to an enthusiastic audience and had a great reception when they supported The Slowlight Quartet in Jan 2015.  Their full length live album was release in 2016 on Jazz Sound Records.

🔗  facebook.com/davidgrayflextet
⌚ 3.50pm
📍 at Tyne Bank Brewery
🎟  £17 – Sunday all-day ticket [click]
🎟  £40 – Festival pass for all NJF events (Thu, Fri, Sat & Sun)

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bengilberttrio

👉🏽  BEN GILBERT TRIO
Ben Gilbert (Pn), Elliot Roffe (Bs), John Arnsen (Dr)

Once a regular on the Newcastle scene, Ben Gilbert brings his new trio and new material from Leeds for this years festival.

⌚ 5.00pm
📍 at Tyne Bank Brewery
🎟  £17 – Sunday all-day ticket [click]
🎟  £40 – Festival pass for all NJF events (Thu, Fri, Sat & Sun)

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emmar

👉🏽 EMMA RAWICZ
with house trio: James Peacock, Andy Champion & Dave McKeague

Emma Rawicz is an award winning young saxophonist and composer, already making waves on the UK music scene. She has been described as ‘a force to be reckoned with’ (Jazzwise) and ‘a fast rising star’ (London Jazz News). At the age of 19 she has already recorded her eagerly awaited debut album featuring Ant Law, made up entirely of her original compositions, due to be released in May 2022. She has also created a name for herself both as a bandleader and a sideman. A new arrival on the scene, she has already made an impact, regularly playing at major London jazz venues with a wide range of established musicians. Emma is a recipient of the 2021 Drake Yolanda Award.

Emma’s influences range from modern jazz and fusion to folk and soul, key figures in her musical development including Chris Potter, Ari Hoenig, Kenny Jarrett, Joe Henderson, Chick Corea and more.  

Growing up in rural North Devon, Emma didn’t discover jazz until the age of 15, and didn’t pick up a tenor saxophone until a year later, but had spent her childhood otherwise immersed in largely folk and classical music.

Emma is a natural performer. Her music has a unique sound, fusing all her many influences, and her compositions range from lilting Afro Cuban inspired grooves to hard hitting modern jazz and funk numbers.

🔗 emmarawicz.com
⌚ 6.15pm
📍 at Tyne Bank Brewery
🎟  £17 – Sunday all-day ticket [click]
🎟  £40 – Festival pass for all NJF events (Thu, Fri, Sat & Sun)