Newcastle Festival of Jazz and Improvised Music 2022

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In 1995 the original Newcastle Jazz Festival closed its doors, leaving a void in the city, until Newcastle Festival of Jazz and Improvised Music was launched for the first edition in 2017.

Responding to the cities need for a contemporary grass roots jazz festival, the programme proudly presents an innovative and diverse international line up, celebrating and pushing boundaries that challenge perceptions of jazz and improvisation.

This year we’re delighted to expand on our regular four nights of town centre activities to also incorporate three nights of music in the Northern suburb of Jesmond, popularly interpreted as “Jesus Mound”.

As ever we work with our lead partners Jazz North East, but also other key regional promoters including Jazz.Coop, GemArts, F54 and the Northern Jazz Promoters Network.

Alongside UK and Stateside based artists, we’re delighted to be bringing musicians from Belgium, and also Copenhagen with support from Jazz Danmark.

Concerts / Live Streams / Recordings / Pre-Concert Talks / Workshops / Network Meet Ups

Newcastle Festival of Jazz and Improvised Music gratefully acknowledges Arts Council England, associated partners and funders for their support.

Pendulums: Music for Bellringers, Improvisers and Electronics


SA Malley



Pete Wareham / Ruth Goller / Will Glaser

Czajka & Puchacz (Lapwing & Eagle Owl) AKA Kaja Draksler and Szymon Gasiorek

Mark Solborg

Anthropology Band

Adam Johnson

Noel Dennis and Pete Churchill

Orphy Robinson

Emanuele Maniscalco / Francesco Bigoni / Mark Solborg

Nicole Mitchell

Binker Golding / Alexander Hawkins / John Pope / Paul Hession

Nicole Mitchell with Alexander Hawkins

The Beck Hunters with John Pope and Laura Cole

Daniel Levin

Black Top with Mariam Rezaei

Helen Anahita Wilson

Zoë Gilby Trio with Noel Dennis

John Garner with John Pope

Dilutey Juice

Farida Amadou

Bex Burch and Leafcutter John


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29th September 2022,
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30th September 2022,
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30th September 2022,
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