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Music Northumberland Jazz Festival

Paul Edis Trio with special guests Alan Barnes and Bruce Adams

  • Saturday 25 May, 6.30pm
  • Tickets From £25
  • Main Theatre
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See below for Weekend Pass information. Discount applied in basket when adding tickets for all events.

Alan Barnes
– Saxophone
Bruce Adams
– Trumpet
Paul Edis
– Piano
Ken Marley
– Bass
Russ Morgan
– Drums

We’re delighted to welcome Paul Edis back to Queen’s Hall!

As a performer, composer and educator, Paul has built a reputation for consistently delivering new and original ideas, seeking to innovate within his work whilst always paying respect to both the Jazz and Classical music traditions. In whatever genre or musical context, he inhabits, Paul is passionate about melody and expression.

He has released several critically acclaimed recordings of new music in recent years, regularly receives commissions from a wide variety of organisations, and is known for his communication skills and breadth of knowledge, working as an educator for organisations including Sage Gateshead, National Youth Jazz Orchestra and National Youth Jazz Collective.

As well as leading his own sextet, trio and performing solo engagements, Paul works regularly with vocalist Jo Harrop. Their album When Winter Turns To Spring won Best Album at the Parliamentary Jazz Awards 2023.

“A major voice in British Jazz…Edis is an incredibly fertile composer and improviser.” Jazz Journal

“A pianist who has compositional flair.” Jazzwise

“One of the leading lights of contemporary jazz.” London Jazz News

Alan Barnes and Bruce Adams
A repertoire from the classic years of bop with an emphasis on accessibility, good humour and a conviction that jazz should swing.

Barnes has dominated the saxophone and clarinet section of the British jazz awards throughout the ‘90s and beyond and is often to be seen compering as well as performing at major jazz festivals.

Bruce Adams is one of the jazz scene’s most dramatic and stimulating performers, he is also a tremendously affable companion. A band-room with the Glaswegian Mr. Adams present is a happy and riotous place.

Bruce cut his musical teeth on solid commercial work – on cruise liners, in dance halls, music halls, and even worked in support of comedy legends like, Tony Hancock and Freddie Starr.  Bruce has often worked as a special guest soloist with both the Scottish Radio Orchestra and the BBC Big Band.

Support comes from Jambone
Jambone is a jazz ensemble directed by trombonist and conductor Jason Holcomb. They have performed at many events and venues alongside some of the top influential jazz musicians in the country.

Recently Jambone supported Ronnie Scott’s All Stars at Sage Gateshead, and Soweto Kinch at the Durham Jazz Festival, as well as headlining on The Glasshouse stages and performing around the region, and making their own studio recordings.

Jambone comprises trumpet, trombone, saxophone and flute sections locked together by piano, guitar, bass and drums. The musical mission of the band is anything but conventional, aiming to provide a range of fresh repertoire and performance challenges for its members.

Weekend Pass!

Get a Weekend Pass for Northumberland Jazz Festival and get entry to Saturday's Paul Edis Trio with special guests Alan Barnes and Bruce Adams performance and Bryony Jarman-Pinto and Clark Tracey Quintet on Sunday for £46. Discount applied in basket when adding tickets for all events.

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