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Jazz North East and GCT Jazz Club present



Friday 16 April, 2021. 8pm. Online event.

The stream will start at around 8.10pm


Zoë Gilby (Vocals) / Noel Dennis (Trumpet - Flugelhorn) / Andy Champion (Double Bass) / Mark Williams (Guitar) /  Russ Morgan (Drums).

Vocalist and songwriter Zoë Gilby has teamed up with jazz trumpet / flugelhorn player Noel Dennis, double bassist Andy Champion, guitarist Mark Williams and drummer Russ Morgan for this exciting new project. “Aurora” Inspired by the compositions of Noel’s trumpet and flugelhorn hero, Tom Harrell. This melodic, sharply conceived music has been augmented with lyrical interpretations written by Zoë, Illustrating further Harrell’s intricate ideas and serene delivery. Tom Harrell is widely recognised as one of the most creative and dynamic jazz instrumentalists and composers of our time with a career spanning nearly 50 years. The innovative unparalleled harmonic and rhythmic sophistication within Tom Harrell’s writing will be performed and lyrically heightened by this stellar line up.

“The lyrics work and this audience responded with enthusiasm. But Zoe’s voice is not just the vehicle for words but also an opportunity to be an instrument contributing to the total texture, colour and sound of the performance”

“The whole band tight and together for a ten plus minute climax to the performance, taking the audience with them to a triumphal close.” Review From Gala Theatre

Zoë Gilby - Winner of Parliamentary Jazz Awards Jazz Vocalist Of The Year 2019


Zoë Gilby is a UK based jazz vocalist and songwriter who tours internationally and throughout the UK, performing her original compositions, written with double bassist husband Andy Champion. Alongside the UK’s most innovative musicians, Zoe was selected for the prestigious artist development scheme Take Five edition. Curated by leading London music producers Serious.

Zoë is a creative, compelling songwriter and performer. Establishing critical acclaim with her adventurous approach and influences from jazz and contemporary composers from Kate Bush to Thelonious Monk. A vast array of powerful and diverse projects with a fascinating lyrical content. A successful and charismatic personality who is continuing her increasing popularity amongst audiences, press and promoters.


Jazz North East

Established in 1966 Jazz North East is the oldest grant-supported jazz promoting body in the UK and a leading specialist promoter of improvised music from around the world. Join our email list to stay in touch with our forthcoming concerts and workshops by messaging us at info@jazznortheast.com