Saturday 14th August
Newcastle Jazz Festival returns once again to Tyne Bank Brewery. This year, with the addition of Friday and Sunday events as well as our Saturday music featuring both regional and national artists.
We can’t wait to get this years festival underway – our Saturday line up takes from the absolute best of Northern Jazz and some musicians from further afield.
Either purchase a festival pass to gain access to all events between Friday and Sunday, or purcase tickets by the day – set up and relax in Tyne Bank Brewery with our brilliant food vendors.
👉🏽 ALICE GRACE & PAWEL JEDRZEJEWSKI
Renowned for their work across many North East settings, Alice and Pawel perform music from their latest release: A Timeless Place.
👉🏽 FRANCIS TULIP QUARTET (Tuoyo Awala, John Pope & John Bradford)
Francis returns from his studies in Birmingham to play with his quartet at NJF.
👉🏽 SWING MANOUCHE
A hard swinging gypsy jazz outfit. Authentic originals are still very much a main ingredient but Swing Manouche are as likely to take from modern gypsy players as well as Django.
👉🏽 JASMINE Quintet | Presented by Jazz North on the Northern Line
Saxophone-led quintet from Leeds, performing music composed by saxophonist Jasmine Whalley. Performing an interesting blend of Jazz and Hip-Hop which creates a unique and current sound.
👉🏽 DENNIS ROLLINS VELOCITY TRIO
A rare instrumentation of the trombone-led trio with Hammond and drums, makes it unique. Dennis leads the trio with his powerful and inventive trombone with which he creates all the moods from funky and groovy to very melodic and lyrical. He takes the risk and pushes the envelope with his creative and edgy approach to music.
In 2006 his jazz/funk outfit Badbone & Co won the prestigious BBC Jazz Award for Best Band and the following year he picked up Trombonist of the Year at both the British Jazz Awards and the Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Awards. Dennis was nominated twice in the 2008 Parliamentary Jazz Awards – for Jazz Musician of the Year and the Jazz Education Award; he won the latter. His other awards include, British Trombone Society Player of the year 2013 and JazzYorkshire Award 2012 for his band Velocity Trio.
Being a sought after jazz educationalist Dennis has recently delivered a wide range of music workshops, working in collaboration with music departments of universities, colleges and schools, both throughout the UK and internationally.
Working as a solo artist, he’s currently recorded 5 critically acclaimed albums. Three with his award-winning band Badbone & Co and two with his progressive jazz organ-trio, Velocity Trio.
Dennis is currently composing music for his 6th album release with his brand new FUNKY-FUNK! groove ensemble.
👉🏽 MO SCOTT BAND
A rare treat: Mo Scott and her band will be closing Saturday night at NJF. Tyneside’s Empress of the Blues has few if any pretenders to her crown as she has demonstrated so many times on Tyneside.