Saturday 7 September, doors open 7.30pm
Progressive jazz rock quintet

Aaron Wood (Trumpet, Flugelhorn, Electronics) / James Girling (Guitar) / Ali Roocroft (Piano, Keyboards) / Alasdair Simpson (Bass Guitar) / Matt Brown (Drums)

Contemporary jazz-rock quintet based in Manchester, UK, Artephis comprises some of the North’s most creatively diverse young musicians, who met at the Royal Northern College of Music. Their debut album, ALL CHANGE NO CHANGE, was released in June 2017 with an accompanying UK tour and aired on Radio 2 by Jamie Cullum, who chose ‘Feroz’ as his BBC Introducing highlight of the year.

Since forming in 2014, Artephis have been committed to realizing outward-looking ‘stretch music’ that directs the progressive energy of late-‘60s/early-‘70s Miles Davis’ On The Corner / Big Fun / Jack Johnson era onto the contemporary plane of Christian Scott, Butcher Brown and Brian Blade & The Fellowship, distilling an eclectic sound of their own with an increasingly electronic element. Informed diversely by the musicians’ backgrounds and specialisms including Afrobeat, contemporary classical, funk and hip-hop settings, Artephis compose with a feel for the programmatic, immersing the listener in a familiar, while challenging, sound-space of imaginative textures, explosive and sensitive grooves, and spirited melodies.

This concert is presented by Jazz North East in association with Jazz Coop at The Globe and Jazz North ‘Northern Line’.

TICKETS £10 (£8 concessions)
Available on the door or in advance from
Reflex CD (Nun Street – Newcastle) 0191 260 3246
Admission is generally possible through payment on the door subject to venue capacity
Our concessionary rate is available to MU / NUS / OAP / Benefits

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