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Jazz North East and GCT Jazz Club present



Friday 25 June, 2021. 7.30pm doors. 

£10, £8 concession, £7 live stream Plus booking fee when buying online.
Live stream buyers will be sent the live stream link via email 30 minutes before the show.
Ticket sales close at 5pm on Friday 25 June. Door sales are not available.

Archipelago - ‘Echoes To The Sky’ Album Launch

Jazz North East and Gosforth Civic Theatre Jazz Club are proud to present the genre bending trio Archipelago launching their brand new album ‘Echoes To The Sky’ on Tyneside's New Jazz and Improvised Music Recordings label.

Archipelago take audiences on a genre crushing journey fusing cinematic improvisation, fiery free jazz, alt-rock and the heartfelt storytelling of blues-folk songwriters into an innovative brew of new music.

Fronted by composer / saxophonist / clarinetist / vocalist Faye MacCalman and completed by John Pope (Bass / FX) and Christian Alderson (Drums / Percussion), Archipelago formed out of the North East of England’s burgeoning new music scene in 2016 after crossing paths in ‘mutant funeral jazz big band’ The Midnight Doctors.

With influences stretching from Joni Mitchell, to Don Cherry, to PJ Harvey, their songs change rapidly from one to the next as Archipelago move between instruments and electronic effects that create the illusion of a room of musicians before peeling back to their raw trio form. Archipelago’s uncompromising ability to fit in one genre is an unforgettable musical experience.

‘A shape-shifting sound’ - Kevin Le Gendre.

‘A group now unmistakably mixing it among our region’s finest’ - NARC Magazine

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Faith Brackenbury


Faith Brackenbury studied violin classically at music school, diversifying into jazz, folk, rock and improvisation at Brunel University. Her music remains restless, performing in Irish folk and Hot Club bands, the free improvising duo Zephyr with Martin Speake, and also appearing with the ambient cinematic artist Joel Nathaniel Pike in Tiny Leaves. Faith returns to Newcastle following her recent collaboration with the Archipelago ‘Between Waves’ project, this time to perform her new solo material at the opening of this very special event.

'Undiluted joy' - The Wire

Visiting for a Performance

Entering and exiting the building
We will be operating a one way system on the evening. Whether you drive, walk or get public transport to GCT, please enter the building via our main entrance on the side of the building, you will be greeted by a member of staff who will show you to your table in our main Auditorium.  There is one door in to the Auditorium and one door to exit, these will be clearly marked.

Our bar will be running a drinks menu and we will be running table service for the duration of the event.

Hygiene and Safety
Safety and confidence of you and our staff is the most important to us so we have put in the following procedures in place to assure you we are making GCT the safest it can be:

  1. There are hand sanitising stations throughout the building and our staff will be undertaking regular cleaning of public areas. 

  2. We will be maintaining social distancing at all times and offering table service only.

  3. Tables or groups of seats are limited to allow for the safest distance between each audience member and artists with clear passing points.

  4. We encourage contactless card payments where possible to limit the exchange of cash.

  5. Please scan the NHS Track and Trace QR code upon entry.

  6. Please wear a face mask when not seated.​

  7. Do not travel or visit us if you are feeling unwell or are displaying any relevant COVID19 symptoms.

Please see the floor plan below for more detail.

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