Alina Bzhezhinska HipHarp Quartet + Pat Thomas
Literary and Philosophical Society, Tyne And Wear.
Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult. We cannot issue refunds to under 18s who are not accompanied by an adult.
Alina Bzhezhinska HipHarp Quartet + Pat Thomas plays the music of Duke Ellington ?(live audience concert)
Newcastle Festival of Jazz and Improvised Music 2021
Saturday 2nd October
Doors: 6.30pm (Event Starts: 7.00pm)
The Literary and Philosophical Society
Alina Bzhezhinska HipHarp Quartet
Alina Bzhezhinska (Harp)
Mikele Montolli (Electric Bass)
Adam Teixiera (Drums)
Joel Prime (Percussion)
Internationally renowned harpist Alina Bzhezhinska has a strong reputation for innovation. This time she creates a unique sound on the harp with effect pedals and electronics, supported by UK leading artists Mikele Montolli, Joel Prime and Adam Teixeira.
Through a combination of original works and covers, she pays homage to some of jazz, funk and hip-hop’s greatest innovators. Her quartet draws from a variety of influences, including the likes of Dorothy Ashby’s ‘Afro-harping’, Alice Coltrane’s spiritual outputs and Pharoah Sanders’ free form jazz experimentation.
“Alina Bzhezhinska Quartet… throws a spellbinding party to awaken the senses”
- London Jazz News
Pat Thomas (Solo Piano)
NFOJAiM is proud to present Pat Thomas' moving tribute to Duke Ellington, first performed at Cafe OTO in 2019 to celebrate the the Dukes’ 120th anniversary.
Pat Thomas studied classical piano aged 8 and started playing Jazz from the age of 16, inspired after seeing legendary pianist Oscar Peterson on television. He has since gone on to develop an utterly unique style - embracing improvisation, jazz and new music. He has played with a staggering list of musicians including Derek Bailey, Tony Oxley, Lol Coxhill, Evan Parker and Peter Brötzmann to name a few.
“Through a collage of heavy harmonics, serious swing and a wicked appreciation for exploration, the tunes are all there, but they emerge unpredictably, warped and hammered through the body of the piano in Pats own way”
- Cafe OTO
Stage Times (may be subject to slight adjustments)
7.00pm - 7.40pm: Pat Thomas in Conversation with Andy Hamilton (Pre-Concert Talk)
8.00pm - 8.40pm: Pat Thomas plays the music of Duke Ellington
9.00pm - 10.00pm: Alina Bzhezhinska HipHarp Quartet
£10 (plus booking fee when buying online)
Tickets for the live audience concert are available from Seetickets
Age Restrictions: 14+ with under 18’s accompanies by an adult
Accessibility: Partly accessible for wheelchair users, contact venue for details
Travel: Any Bus and Metro to Central Station
The Literary and Philosophical Society, 23 Westgate Road, NE1 1SE
0191 232 0192
This concert is presented by Jazz North East and The Literary and Philosophical Society in association with Newcastle Festival of Jazz and Improvised Music with support from Performing Rights Society Foundation and Arts Council England