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Polish trumpeter Tomasz Stańko has been a seminal figure in the evolution of European jazz since the word passed round in the 60s and 70s that something groundbreaking and very special was emanating from the Polish jazz scene.
His fiery international quartet features the fluently expressive Finnish pianist Alexi Tuomarila, and a terrific American rhythm team of bassist Reuben Rogers (Charles Lloyd, Joshua Redman) and the unpredictably brilliant drummer Gerald Cleaver.
Prepare for a performance of inspirational playing, feisty improvisation and formidable themes derived from his acclaimed ECM double album, Wisłlawa – dedicated to the celebrated poet, essayist and Nobel Laureate Wislława Symborska.
“Brilliant chemistry, Stańko’s playing has never sounded better.” Downbeat
Save with the Jazz Multibuy!
Book tickets for two or more concerts and save money.
- Book 2 concerts & save £2 off each ticket (save £4)
- Book 3 concerts & save £3 off each ticket (save £9)
- Book 4 or more concerts & save £4 off each ticket (save a minimum of £16)
Contact Ticket Office on 0191 443 4661 for more details and to book (this offer is not available online).
Students standby tickets may become available on the day subject to availability (one per person). Valid NUS card required.
Gateshead International Jazz Festival, BBC Radio 3 Free Thinking Festival and Folkworks Pass It On Festival take place on the south bank of the Tyne this Spring alongside Sage Gateshead’s usual programme of eclectic and high quality artists.
Gateshead International Jazz Festival is back with the best of jazz from across the globe. Clare Teal and her Hollywood Orchestra celebrate The First Ladies of Swing, Squarepusher’s live band Shobaleader One join forces with GoGo Penguin in a one off not to be missed double bill, and we...