Jazz Main – The Globe, Newcastle
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Nick Gould (tenor) – Steve Grossart (keys) – Iain Harkness (electric 5 string bass) – Kevin Dorrian (drums)
In bringing JazzMain to The Globe, we welcome back a quartet that’ll lift our spirits well and truly out of the Lockdown gloom. Early last year when the band last performed at The Globe, we witnessed a real tour-de-force of quality jazz – music that was almost off-the-scale in its full-throttle, yet subtly nuanced, colourful and dynamic approach – in reality – you wouldn’t expect anything less from this band which has only had one change of personnel since its formation back in 2003.
In the intervening 18 years, they have performed hundreds of shows across the UK and Ireland as advocates for interpretating the vast known and little-known Blue Note Records’ catalogue – the ground-breaking label long associated with the likes of Horace Silver, Sonny Rollins and Dexter Gordon.
But there’s much more besides. Add in works by ‘The Little Giant’ – tenor maestro Tubby Hayes, Stevie Wonder amongst a raft of other great, trailblazing composers, then you soon realise how JazzMain never resorts to the ‘tried and tested’ – the quartet continually stretches its musical boundaries which has helped to forge exceptionally strong performance partnerships with the likes of guitar legend, Jim Mullen and the multi-award-winning and renowned UK tenor sax player Simon Spillett.
Livestream from The Globe
Tickets for livestream: £7.50, £15.00, £20.00
(You may like to pay more than the minimum if you are feeling generous or if there is more than one person watching).
Note: Full details and ticket links can be found via the ‘More info’ link.