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Blues, Jazz and Swing Festival at The Exchange Theatre

Three days of performance, conversation and events celebrating the influence of jazz across the North East and around the world.

This new weekend of music in North Shields celebrating jazz, blues and swing builds on an established tradition of jazz The Exchange Theatre, as we welcome big bands, trios and solo artists from across the North East.

Bands playing across the weekend include Abbie Finn Trio, Wild Women of Wylam and The Commandments, with more to be announced. Saturday night will be a vibrant swing event with Swung Eight, featuring DJ sets, live music and chance to put on your dancing shoes with a free taster swing dance class.

There will be plenty of home-grown local talent, including from the Langdale Youth Jazz Ensemble (part of North Tyneside Music Centre), The Exchange Theatre regulars 4B and Panharmonia, who originally formed at a jazz jam at The Exchange Cafe Bar.

Tipping our caps to the Peaky Blinders, the weekend will kick off with a themed 1920s-Speakeasy with free live music in our Cafe Bar.

Other events will include a talk on an introduction to storytelling through jazz, chance to take part in inclusive Jazz and Blues Jams.

There will be music to suit all tastes, with a range of styles and events for curious jazz-novices and aficionados, alike. There’ll be chance to dance, learn or just sit back in the café and enjoy the vibes.

Some events are ticketed, but all are Pay What You Feel, making it the perfect opportunity to try, and discover, something new.
Blues, Jazz and Swing Festival at The Exchange Theatre
A weekend of performance, conversation and events celebrating the influence of jazz across the region.

With music to suit all tastes and events for curious jazz-novices or aficionados, alike this is chance to dance, learn or just sit back in the café and enjoy the vibes.

The auditorium will be ringing with the sounds of brilliant North East bands The Commandments, On Parole, Swung Eight, King Bees, Abbie Finn Trio and Wild Women of Wy
The Exchange Theatre Howard Street North Shields Tyne and Wear NE30 1SE
Fri 1 Jul to Sun 3 July
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