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Once again the excellent Jazz North East return to curate the bill at The Cluny 2 on Saturday 1st July as part of NARC. Fest 2017. Established in 1966, the Jazz North East collective are the oldest grant-supported, jazz promoting body in the UK, and they can always be relied upon to put together a stellar line-up! Let’s see what they have in store…

Roller Trio
Influenced by a wide range of music from John Zorn to Queens of the Stone Age, Soundgarden, Slum Village, J Dilla and Flying Lotus, Mercury Award nominees Roller Trio are a fresh, visceral stew of conventional and experimental sounds that feature stonking riffs, thrashy noise, evocative songs and electronic soundscapes all delivered with a captivating swagger and energy that is utterly beguiling and packs a hook-laden punch.

The Newcastle based trio comprise of trumpet, guitar, drums and lots of effects pedals. MoHaWi play original music that explores intensity and etherealism, freedom and form, featuring three of the North East’s finest jazz musicians.

D’Silva /Pope/Alderson
Featuring Karl D’Silva on saxophone, John Pope on bass and Christian Alderson on drums, these Northern improvisers play fierce, uncompromising free jazz played with the spirit of the extreme metal underground. D’silva, Pope and Alderson bring together influences from across the spectrum of heavy music, uniting under the banner of the acoustic sax trio. Transcendental fire-music with one foot in the underworld.

Hapsburg Braganza
Hapsburg Braganza is the solo project from Midnight Doctors band leader Phil Begg. Think foggy memory triggers, minimalism, lower-case psychedelia and half-remembered dreams.

NARC. Fest takes place at a multitude of venues across the Ouseburn Valley on Saturday 1st July. The FREE festival is the musical arm of the annual community Ouseburn Festival, which celebrates creativity and culture in the Valley.

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