Gateshead Jazz 2020
Nikki Iles Jazz Orchestra
Award winning pianist and composer, Nikki Iles brings her 20 piece Jazz Orchestra to Sage Gateshead as part of a tour that is marking a new chapter in a long and distinguished career in British Jazz, gathering together commissions from over the years, new orchestrations of her own small band tunes and new compositions, all played by the remarkable band she has assembled. The depth and range of the exhilarating writing and arranging suggest it will be less like a debut, but more like seasoned hand and a distinctive voice, with the music bought to vivid life by a top drawer band.
Nikki Iles was a founder member of the innovative Creative Jazz Orchestra – working with Anthony Braxton, Mike Gibbs, Vince Mendoza and Mark-Anthony Turnage. Her busy freelance career has found her playing with Peter Erskine (CJO), Art Farmer, Joe Locke, Christine Jenson and has, amongst others, recorded with Kenny Wheeler, Julian Arguelles, Stan Sulzmann, Norma Winstone, Dave Holland, Tina May, Tony Coe and Rufus Reid. With over 25 CDs recorded over 3 decade of her career, she has been described as the “Heroine of British Jazz”.
Although well known as a pianist, composition remains a major part of her musical life with commissions from The London Sinfonietta, The London Philharmonic’s Renga and The National Youth Jazz Orchestra (featured at the Proms).
With a parallel career as a widely respected teacher, Nikki is Professor of Jazz Piano at the Royal Academy of Music and The Guildhall Music and Drama as well as giving masterclasses around the world. She has been a driving force behind the Jazz syllabus at the ABRSM and continues to publish with Oxford University Press.
Ticket & Brunch (£26.10)
Chorizo, Caramelised Red Onion, Spinach Frittata, Citrus Dressed Asparagus Salad
Caramelised Red Onion, Spinach, Harissa Chickpea Frittata, Citrus Dressed Asparagus Salad (Vegetarian)
Egg free frittata (Vegan)
Served with your choice of tea or coffee.
Please select Level 1 A when booking.
Gateshead Jazz Multibuy Offer
Book more and save with the Gateshead Jazz multibuy offer.
Receive the following discounts:
2 Concerts & get £2 off each Ticket (Save £4)
3 Concerts & get £3 off each Ticket (Save £9)
4 Concerts & get £4 off each Ticket (Save £16)
Valid for Sage One & Sage Two Only
If you’re aged between 16 to 25 you can get tickets to any Gateshead Jazz gig for just £5.
Simply select the 16-25 ticket option when you choose your seat.
You may be asked to produce identification when you pick up your tickets from our Box Office.
Sage One, Sage Two and NRFH only.
Subject to availability.