Here's a quick one on finding the best jazz venues and events in Newcastle-upon-Tyne.
Our list is in no particular order! Check out the links and various 'What's On' pages for more information, events and listings.
Some venues are dedicated to jazz and some have it as a part of their varied programming.
Newcastle Jazz Coop (The Globe)
"An award-winning community cooperative set up to support the learning, performance and development of jazz, related music and the arts. Based at The Globe in Newcastle upon Tyne, they are the first cooperative in the UK to own a music venue and education centre."
"Opened in 2011, Hoochie Coochie is a award winning venue, designed for people who love Music of black origin . Set up for people to dance, enjoy great drinks and see incredible live artists up close & personal in an intimate, clean & smart environment. Many of the artists we book would rarely perform in such an intimate venue, right here in the heart of Newcastle."
Encompassing Newcastle Jazz Cafe and The Black Swan
"Prohibition Cabaret Bar is the award winning home of all things entertainment for performers and audiences alike. Built specifically to provide a stage for variety, cabaret, music hall and vaudeville acts from the region and beyond."
"J’s and B’s is a magnificent venue for music making and we are working hard to make the church a musical hub for our region. We have a number of concert series made up of Master Musicians, local Heroes, Jazz and Organ recitals."
"Gosforth Civic Theatre is an arts venue, café and community hub in Gosforth, and is home to, and run by, Liberdade Community Development Trust."
Sage Gateshead is a music centre rooted deeply in the North, with an international profile.
Newcastle Jazz Festival (August)
"NJF produces an annual Jazz Festival in Newcastle Upon Tyne – our programming passionately includes both local and national artists."
Mike Durham's International Classic Jazz Party (Whitley Bay)
"The globe’s foremost gathering of specialist Classic Jazz musicians and fans; a three-day concert series featuring live music of a rarely heard quality and authenticity, performed by a truly international roster of world-class performers."
"The 'Newcastle Festival of Jazz and Improvised Music' staged its first edition in 2017 and has since gone from strength to strength"
Organisations/ Reviwes/ General Listings:
"Bebop Spoken Here -- Here, being the north-east of England -- centred in the blues heartland of Newcastle and reaching down to the Tees Delta and looking upwards to the Land of the Kilt."
"Established in 1966 Jazz North East is the oldest grant-supported jazz promoting body in the UK and a leading specialist promoter of improvised music from around the world"