Gary Crosby presents, & Produced by Tomorrow’s Warriors:
plus pre-concert performance by Ladies of Midnight Blue
Please note that Sage Gateshead will have social distancing in place for the duration of June 2021. Tickets booked together will be sat together, with a socially distanced space between separate bookings.
When booking your tickets please observe current regulations and only book tickets as one party if all members are within one household or one bubble
As we emerge from lockdown, the legendary Jazz Jamaica look forward to bringing a ray of Caribbean sunshine to Sage Gateshead on Friday 18th June.
Established in 1991 by the hugely respected double bassist Gary Crosby OBE, Jazz Jamaica have been entertaining audiences with exuberant live performances and dynamic album releases over the past three decades and have rightly earned the reputation as ‘one of the UK’s leading good-time bands’ (The Independent).
“Jazz Jamaica…a national treasure. Joy and exhilaration fill the air” Independent On Sunday
Performing to a reduced capacity audience at Sage Gateshead, the 11-piece Jazz Jamaica will pay homage to the pioneering record label Trojan Records. Established in 1968, the London-based company was the first to distribute the music of Jamaica on a grand scale, becoming for many in the UK the first point of contact with Jamaican music and culture. From the beginning Trojan encouraged people to celebrate and unite through music, breaking down barriers and promoting inclusivity
“Unashamedly enjoyable” The Financial Times
Jazz Jamaica will perform hits from the vaults of Trojan Records such as Liquidator, Double Barrel, Again and My Boy Lollipop as well as classics from the Jazz Jamaica cannon.
Dust off your dancing shoes and get ready for a joyously good time.
Jazz Jamaica is produced by Tomorrow’s Warriors, a pioneering talent development organization, creative producer, music educator and charity specializing in jazz that celebrates its 30th year in 2021.
Can’t make the live gig? Streaming passes are available!
Join us from the comfort of your own sofa for the live stream of the performance, which will be streamed as a live experience from our iconic Sage One hall. The live stream will be also be available to watch on demand for 48 hours from midnight on Saturday 5 June.
To get the best possible experience, please read our Streaming FAQs, which includes information on how to view the stream on your TV.
Plus pre-concert performance by Ladies of Midnight Blue (Additional ticket required)
As well as the performance in Sage One we will also be offering free music on our Concourse before each show. If you would like to come along please make sure you book a table, where you will be able to sit back, relax and enjoy a drink while you listen.
Please note, there are a limited number of tables available, which must be booked at the same time as your ticket. For your safety, we will be running table service only – all of our usual café and bar areas will be closed.
For this concert, we’re delighted that Ladies of Midnight Blue will be joining us for the pre-concert performance on our Concourse Stage.
Ladies of Midnight Blue are an Afro-Latin percussion & brass duet comprised of Hannabiell Sanders (Bass Trombone, African & Latin Percussion and Composer) and Yilis del Carmen Suriel (African & Latin Percussion). They create a powerful and upbeat fusion which reaches deeply into trance drum rhythms to create a melodic sound that inspires dancing and audience participation.
Tickets for the pre-concert performance can be added at checkout and are free of charge.