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GIJF 11: 12 Points! at Gateshead

The Sage Gateshead are pleased to present some of the performers featured at 12 Points! Festivals in Dublin and Norway. Over the last five years the 12 Points! Festival, having originated in Ireland, has carved out a niche as a key showcase for Europe’s best emerging jazz artists.

From France: Donkey Monkey

French pianist Eve Risser and Japanese drummer Yuko Oshima are Donkey Monkey. An unpredictable band who sometimes break into song, like to subvert jazz convention, and are especially fond of stride piano grooves and big beats from the Japanese rock scene.

From Norway: Mari Kvien Brunvoll

Performing solo, the Norwegian singer captivates with a personal expression that straddles jazz, electro-pop and acoustic blues; making use of loops and thumb pianos, adding detail to an intimate, soulful soundworld.

From Leeds, UK: trioVD

No introduction is necessary for Leeds' standard bearers trioVD, featuring Gateshead born Chris Sharkey. Confrontational, uninhibited and clever, their use of volatile materials is invigorating.

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Standing tickets or restricted view seats may be available even when the website states that an event is sold out! Call the Ticket Office on 0191 443 4661 to find out.

Choose your seats for most concerts when you book online. Gift vouchers are currently redeemable only over the phone or in person at our Ticket Office.

The Sage Gateshead’s Ticket Office is open 10am-8pm on show days and 10am-6pm on non show days. Flexi-buy discounts are available for tickets to many of our performances; please check with a member of our Customer Service Team when you call the Ticket Office. Please note that Flexi-buy discounts are currently only available over the phone or in person at our Ticket Office.

Thanks to the generosity of Nexus, you can travel to and from Gateshead Interchange by Metro to get to your event at The Sage Gateshead absolutely free: simply retain your event ticket for inspection on the Metro (valid two hours prior to, and after, an event at The Sage Gateshead).

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