Jazz music has enjoyed something of a renaissance over recent years. The North East in particular has seen a growing association with jazz, and that association continues to grow with an all-day extravaganza that celebrates the region’s links with French jazz, taking place at Lit and Phil on Sunday 24th January.
Paris-sur-Tyne in association with Jazz North East, grew from musician to musician, band to band, as recommendations piled on top of one another until a list of bands was at a point that a day-long event was a must. Split into two sessions, afternoon and evening, it sees five different Parisian bands alongside a reunion for the inventive Anglo-French quartet Sonsale. There are also two entirely new combinations created just for this very special occasion.
The event features talented musicians and experienced jazz talents Xavier Camarasa , Valentin Ceccaldi, Théo Ceccaldi, Sylvain Darrifourcq, Roberto Negro, Guillaume Aknine, Corey Mwamba and Andy Champion. The musicians based in Paris will be flying in the day before the show, and flying straight back the day after, so this really is a unique opportunity to see some of the finest jazz musicians playing at the moment, in some brilliantly fresh ensembles.
With the afternoon session featuring In Love With, Sonsale, Théo Ceccaldi Trio, Garibaldi Plop and the evening showcasing Babies, Milesdavisquintet, Liaisons Dangereuses and Ménage à Huit, there’s so much to be swept away by. With the whole day brought to a close by a never-to-be-repeated octet, as all the musicians come together for a glorious end to the show, this really is something not to be missed.