Jazz Weekender: Jazz North Presents Alt-Shift-J

Date: Saturday 16th February 2019
Time: 7pm
Venue: The Crypt
Tickets: £10.00 + booking fee

Please note: This event will be set up as unreserved Cabaret Style seating 

The first Middlesbrough Jazz Weekender gets off to a high-energy start with a four-part series of contrasting contemporary bands from across the North and beyond, as part of the initiative ‘Alt-Shift-J’ aiming to involve more young people in jazz, developed by the development agency Jazz North. The project will also involve some of the band members working with local young singers and musicians.  The bands include:

Break Out Brass Band: the UK’s first all-female New Orleans Brass Band in its debut season featuring great brass players from across the North and beyond.

BREAK OUT BRASS —> Subway Gawdz (Too Many Zooz)

Here's a short vid from our debut performance @ Hare & Hounds Kings Heath on 23/3/18. We’ll be @ Durham Brass Festival 16th-22nd July and @ Manchester Jazz Festival on 28/7/18!!Creds to Birgography for the incredible video!

Posted by Break Out Brass Band on Tuesday, 26 June 2018

Ubunye: (‘one-ness’) unites singers hailing from Kwa Zulu Natal in South Africa (who are now Huddersfield-based) with gospel and R’n’B players from Yorkshire, in an inspirational blend of jazz, Isigqi (traditional Zulu music) and Afro-pop.

Ubunye – "I'll Sing For You"

Ubunye live at Garforth Arts Festival.

Posted by UBUNYE-Unity on Sunday, 29 January 2017

Roller Trio:  this groundbreaking trio from Leeds have recently launched their progressive and powerful 3rd album ‘New Devices’ on Edition Records. The line-up includes Chris Sharkey, guitarist, composer and educator at the cutting-edge of contemporary guitar improv, alongside James Mainwaring, saxophone & electronics and Luke Reddin-Williams, drums. Their mix of high octane technicality and deceptively catchy tunes has transcended their Jazz heritage, bringing them acclaim from fans and critics alike. Their debut album was nominated for the 2012 Mercury Prize and the band were also nominated for MOBO’s Best Jazz Act that same year. http://rollertrioband.bandcamp.com/