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GCT Jazz Club presents


Saturday 17 October, 2020. 8pm doors

Book a table for free and pay what you feel on the night.

Only one household or support bubble permitted per booking. Tables can be booked for a maximum of 4 people.

This gig will be live streamed for the launch of the band's new album Snakes and Ladders.

‘A significant new voice in British Jazz’ Brian Morton, Jazz Journal


‘Brilliant young pianist' Paul Edis is joined by virtuosos Andy Champion (double bass) and Russ Morgan (drums) to perform swinging music rooted in the straight-ahead tradition. As a rhythm section they have performed with a long list of leading soloists from the UK, Europe and US. Working as a trio they explore their shared love of the jazz piano trio repertoire alongside new music from an ever-expanding pad of original compositions from the band leader. 


October 2020 sees the release of Snakes and Ladders including a live-streamed album launch at Gosforth Civic Theatre on October 17th.

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Described as ‘a brilliant young pianist’ and ‘a significant new voice in British Jazz’ Paul Edis is a performer, composer, educator and promoter based in London. He has recorded and released numerous albums as both band leader and sideman. He regularly receives commissions for new music from professional and amateur ensembles. He has worked for Durham, Newcastle, Sunderland and York Universities giving lectures and 1-1 tuition and he regularly works with young jazz musicians and gives workshops in improvisation and creativity. He also promotes successful jazz concert series in Durham and Newcastle and is the creative director of the Ushaw Jazz Festival. His music has been aired on radio in the UK, US and in Europe.



Graduating from Newcastle College in 1998, Andy initially worked as an electric bassist and drummer in various styles of music. But after taking up double bass in 2003 he became more heavily involved in the North East jazz and improvised music scene, rapidly building a reputation that has led to recording and performing with top names such as Bob Mintzer, Tim Garland, Jason Yarde and Andy Sheppard. As an improviser he has also played alongside major international figures including Marc Ducret, Marilyn Crispell, Matt Maneri and Eugene Chadbourne, and was invited to perform at the ‘On The Outside’ Festival in 2008 and 2009. Andy has toured extensively across the UK with Zoe Gilby and his own band ACV becoming well-respected on the national scene for his virtuosity and creativity. 



Russ Morgan studied drums at the Royal Academy of Music in London and is one of the North-East’s most sought-after drummers. He has played with. Amongst others, Julian Arguelles, Gillad Atzmon, Alan Barnes, Peter King, Alan Skidmore, Martin Speake, Stan Sulzmann, Julian Siegel, Spike Robinson, Bobby Wellins, Art Themen, Dave O'Higgins, Tony Kofi, Mark Lockheart, Tim Whitehead, Jason Rebello, Greg Spero, Gary Husband, John Etheridge, Jim Mullen, John Parricelli, Nigel Price, Phil Robson, Jim Hart, Lewis Wright, Roger Beaujolais, Steve Waterman, Mick Hutton, Steve Watts, Alec Dankworth, Jacqui Dankworth, Trudy Kerr, Christine Tobin and Georgia Mancio.