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THE fourth Gateshead International Jazz Festival celebrates the past, present and future of jazz, with a fresh look at tradition - celebrating the creativity of world class artists such as Cleo Laine and John Dankworth, a rare appearance from the great Gilberto Gil and quintessential jazz guitarist John Scofield.

Plus, a late night set in collaboration with the legendary label Blue Note will feature the label's hottest new signing Robert Glasper.

For more information or to book tickets, visit www.thesagegateshead.org or call (0191) 443-4661.

The Sage Gateshead is offering Culture Club members the chance to win a pair of top price tickets to the sold-out opening concert with Cleo Laine and John Dankworth on Friday, March 28. To win the tickets just tell us: "What instrument is John Dankworth best known for playing?"

See competition details for entries.

This year's programme includes a number of fantastic international artists, including a Brazilian theme on Saturday 29th, headlined by iconic singer/songwriter Gilberto Gil and followed by a late night Concourse set featuring Monica Vasconcelos and DJ Patrick Forge; up-and-coming bands Acoustic Ladyland and Fulborn Teversham (both feature Seb Rochford from Polar Bear), Gwilym Simcock, Neil Cowley, Fraud, Tim Garland and Finn Peters and the international award-winning Empirical.

As the Northern Sinfonia is playing for the first time at the jazz festival, Culture Club members are being offered two tickets for the price of one on Sunday, March 30, at 2pm.

Call (0191) 443-4661 and quote your Culture Club membership number when booking. There are free Concourse performances, jam sessions and film screenings as part of the Festival.

For more information visit www.thesagegateshead.org or call (0191) 443-4661.

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RARE APPEARANCE Iconic singer/songwriter Gilberto Gil.; LEGENDS Cleo Laine and John Dankworth star in the opening concert.
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Title Annotation:Features
Publication:The Journal (Newcastle, England)
Date:Mar 7, 2008
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