Stern, Lovano for Gateshead jazz fest

February 2011 - The programme for this year’s Gateshead International Jazz Festival (25-27 March) has been announced and features a headline appearance by Debbie Harry and The Jazz Passengers in concert with the Sage Gateshead’s resident orchestra, the Northern Sinfonia. The bill also includes Soweto Kinch, Cleveland Watkiss, Mike Stern, FOOD, Christine Tobin, Joe Lovano with Us Five, Martin Taylor, Led Bib, Cleo Laine, Glasgow Improvisers’ Orchestra (GIO) with Evan Parker and Lol Coxhill, and numerous masterclasses and local ensembles. In addition, Alyn Shipton will present the Buck Clayton Legacy Band in a recording for BBC Radio 3’s Jazz Line-Up and will interview Joe Lovano and Kurt Elling for R3’s Jazz Library. Booking and details on 0191 443 4661 or online.

Joe Lovano by Jimmy Katz

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