THE FAMILY BAND + ABBIE FINN TRIO
17th February 2024 - 7:30 pm
Bobiks
16+ (under 18s to be accompanied by an adult)

THE FAMILY BAND

Comprising four long-term collaborators and friends (thus the ‘family’ tag), the band takes as its

starting point the freewheeling music of those musicians who, back in the 1960s, were at the

forefront of the free jazz revolution, but whose opening up of jazz’s constraints is now recognised

as not a break from the past but an integral part of the music’s development. So the Family Band

doesn’t recreate the work of Ornette Coleman and others, but shares its powerful and

freewheeling momentum – moments of fierce intensity, introspection and the blues all combining

into an emotionally complex and often cathartic whole.

ABBIE FINN TRIO

Northern drummer and composer Abbie Finn presents her brand-new trio album ‘Stotties for

Three’. This northern powerhouse has been described as ‘Exceptional British Jazz’ by JazzFM

and have been kicking up a storm across the UK. Abbie was dubbed ‘The one to watch’by

Jazzwise magazine and has performed across the UK at the Manchester Jazz Festival, Newcastle

Festival of Jazz and Improvised Music, Jazz at the Lescar Sheffield, Jazz in the Round at the

Cockpit and many more. Expect contemporary jazz by this chordless trio ‘full of original melody

and rhythmic vitality, underscored with positive youthful energy’ – Eddie Myer, Jazzwise.

Venue

Bobiks 125 Jesmond Rd
Jesmond
Newcastle upon Tyne NE2 1JY
UK