Bristol five-piece Moonlight Saving Time are headlining on June 30 at Newcastle’s revitalised Jazz Café.
The group, fronted by vocalist Emily Wright, has played Glastonbury and had to move to a bigger stage at the Brecon Jazz Festival.
The 8pm gig takes place upstairs at the venue on Newcastle’s Pink Lane. Tickets (£10 and £8 concessions) on the door or via www.seetickets.com
The gig kicks off Jazz North East’s Schmazz week at The Jazz Café.
The resident Paul Edis Trio (Paul on piano, Mick Shoulder on double bass and Adam Sinclair on drums) will be in action on Friday, July 3, performing classics in “inventive new ways” (tickets are £5 or £3.50 before 8.30pm).
On Saturday, July 4, vocalist Belinda Voshtina and keyboardist Alan Law promise a night of “fiery Afro-Cuban songs, blues and straight-ahead jazz”. The gig starts at 9pm and it’s free.
The Jazz Café, which has a long and colourful history, relaunched in December 2013 and presents regular live jazz most Tuesdays and on Fridays and Saturdays, often showcasing performers from the North East.
The venue is owned and run by Newcastle Arts Centre. It is open from 11am until 6pm, Tuesday to Saturday, as a café and bar. Details www.jazzcafe-newcastle.co.uk