Jazz North East and GCT Jazz Club present



Thursday 30 September, 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.

Stage Times (may be subject to slight adjustments)

8.00pm - 8.40pm: Run Logan Run

9.00pm - 10.00pm: Shiver

Age Restrictions: 14+ with under 18’s accompanies by an adult

This concert is presented by GCT Jazz Club in association with Jazz North East and Newcastle Festival of Jazz and Improvised Music and comes with support from Arts Council England.


Chris Sharkey (Guitar)

Andy Champion (Electric Bass)

Joost Hendrickx (Drums + Electronics)

Chris Sharkey has spent the last decade performing in some of the UK's most cutting-edge, ground-breaking yet accessible jazz / improvisation groups such as Acoustic Ladyland and trioVD. Shiver is Chris’ love letter to the electric guitar. The music can be located somewhere within the Venn diagram of post-rock and electronic music with the shadow of Hendrix never far away. The lineup is completed by Andy Champion (ACV) on bass guitar and Joost Hendrickx (Shatner’s Bassoon) on drums / electronics.

Shiver appear at Newcastle Festival of Jazz and Improvised Music in support of their new album ‘Night School’ which is being released through the festivals very own New Jazz and Improvised Music Recordings imprint, this a great opportunity to catch the band’s exceptional live show and album launch concert.

“Shiver were bleedin' brilliant - a band who make your inner organs vibrate” Jez Nelson (BBC Radio Jazz on 3)

Run Logan Run


Andrew Neil Hayes (Saxophones + Electronics)

Matt Brown (Drum Kit + Percussion)

Annie Gardiner (Bass Guitar)

Run Logan Run are a head on collision of pounding tribal drums and screaming guttural saxophone. Architects of intense contrast, the duo’s diverse and precise instrumentation regularly flirts with fragility and raw power. Formed through a shared passion for improvisation, spiritual jazz and heavier experimental music, they have been authoring their own narrative in the new wave of crossover jazz, whilst touring the UK extensively, sharing stages with the likes of The Bad Plus, Colin Stetson, Melt Yourself Down and Shabaka Hutchings.

In 2019 they received both the Montreux Jazz Talent Award for their performance at the festival. Their debut album ‘The Delicate Balance of Terror’ was produced by Danalogue & Betamax (The Comet Is Coming) instilling further idiosyncratic dynamics into their already distinctive sound.

“Haunting, visceral and free” Thomas Rees (Jazzwise Magazine)