9:00pm - 12:00am / FREE ENTRY | DOORS 6PM | HAPPY HOUR 6-8PM | GIG STARTS 9PM
A chordless lineup of all-star Northern musicians, the John Pope Quintet draws on the history of 60s avant jazz and hard bop, but with a modern sensibility grounded in the sounds of today’s European jazz scene. Open-hearted, quirky compositions and dynamic anything-goes improvisation, played with a hard-swinging groove and referencing everybody from Ornette Coleman to Tom Waits, Mingus to the Pixies; John Pope Quintet kicks up a joyful racket full of rewards for the adventurous listener.
Acoustic hard bop and avant-jazz meets quirky compositions and surprising covers from this chordless Northern all-star lineup. Hard-swinging grooves, open improvisation and a joyful sense of freedom add up to a rewarding, adventurous racket.
John Pope – Bass
Jamie Stockbridge – Alto Sax
Faye MacCalman – Tenor Sax, Clarinet
Graham Hardy – Trumpet
Johnny Hunter - Drums
“Irresistable joie de vivre” – Jazzwise
“Powerful Tyneside bassist” – The Guardian, Editors Picks