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GCT presents


Saturday 4 December, 2021. Doors 7.30pm

£10 Plus booking fee when booked online.

Tickets will be seated with room to dance!

Born of the desire to get their city's dancefloors swinging to the lesser-known roots music of the 1920s and '30s, House of the Black Gardenia brings together the new generation of Newcastle's jazz and swing scene for a raucous revival of old-fashioned good times. Expect stride piano, ragtime banjo, Sousa bumps, blistering New Orleans-style horns and infectious swing rhythms more potent than a bathtub full of gin.


Formed in 2014, HOTBG are nine musicians steeped in jazz roots, big band swing and rhythm and blues, many of whom are familiar faces on the vibrant Newcastle jazz scene. While the music is deeply rooted in the dancefloor styles of a century ago, the band bring an authentic sound to original material on their debut album The New Lowdown, released in 2020.


“With a fine knack for filling the city’s dancefloors with super-retro roots music, the group party like it’s 1929”

Narc Magazine


"House of the Black Gardenia owned the joint... this is one ace of a band!"

Bebop Spoken Here 


"a hotter than hades lowdown and dirty jazz band! The joint was jumping!"

Patti Durham, Whitley Bay Jazz Festival