Sunday 6th October 2019
Doors 7.00pm (music starts 7.30pm)
The Literary and Philosophical Society - Newcastle
£12 / £10 Concessions
Alexander Hawkins is widely recognised as one of the UK’s most innovative and imaginative pianists and composers. Alexander is self-taught with a great love and deep knowledge of the jazz tradition which he brings, along with classical references, to his compositions and improvisations.
In February 2019 he released his second solo album, 'Iron into Wind', on the prestigious Intakt label.
Along with his solo performances, he works in a vast array of creative contexts including leading and composing for his Quartet and Ensemble; in duo with South African Drum legend Louis Moholo-Moholo and in Moholo’s Blokes; along with his duos with Evan Parker, John Surman, and Sofia Jernberg, and in projects with contemporary leaders - Joe McPhee, Anthony Braxton, Marshall Allen and Ethio-jazz pioneer Mulatu Astatke.
"… the ten most fantastic fingers of today's English jazz, those of pianist Alexander Hawkins” - Giornale Della Musica
"Oxford, UK native Alexander Hawkins continues to chart a course that will inevitably place him in the creative category of pianist / composers of the caliber of Cecil Taylor and Andrew Hill" - All About Jazz
"…Hawkins is a really vital link in a long historical chain, and his ability to sculpt his own language from a deeply rooted creative bedrock is compelling" - Jazzwise
JULIE KJÆR 3
Julie Kjær (Winds) / John Edwards (Double Bass) / Steve Noble (Percussion)
Danish saxophonist, Julie Kjær joins forces with the English powerhouse rhythm section of Steve Noble and John Edwards. The trio explores the improvised world in all its aspects with drive and invention, moving from wild and intense passages, odd and peculiar moods to sections of subtlety and beauty. Experimenting with rhythms and sounds the trio pushes their instruments to the limits, blending the classic elements of jazz with new sounds. The trios debut album 'Dobbeltgænger' was released on Clean Feed Records in Spring 2016. In Autumn 2016 they released their second recording as digital download on Cafe Oto’s label Otoroku. They have toured internationally
"This is a satisfyingly physical date, infused with the kind of erudite playfulness that made Art Ensemble of Chicago’s best moments a treat for head and heart alike" - Daniel Spicer (Jazzwise)
"Julie Kjær is one of the most impressive new voices on the London jazz and improv scene" - Stewart Smith (The Wire)
This concert is presented by Jazz North East and The Lit and Phil in association with Newcastle Festival of Jazz and Improvised Music.
The Literary and Philosophical Society
23 Westgate Road, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE1 1SE
Accessibility: Partly accessible for wheelchair users, contact venue for details
Travel: Any Bus and Metro to Central Station
14+ with under 18's accompanied by an adult but please do contact the venue for full details regarding younger ages and for any further queries regarding accessibility.
Reflex CD (Nun Street - Newcastle) 0191 260 3246
Admission is generally possible through payment on the door subject to venue capacity
Our concessionary rate is available to MU / NUS / OAP / Benefits
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