These gigs aren't part of the Jazz Sessions, but both have roots in Jazz so there is hopefully a crossover in audiences. If you have an eare for discovery and want to see two great examples of Jazz influence in contemporary music, check these out... Robocobra Quartet Weds 24th Feb - £5
Taking equal influence from jazz, hardcore & hip-hop, Robocobra Quartet began performing live in Belfast in April 2014. Since then, their unique improvisation-laden approach – centred on a howling drummer-vocalist and offset by menacing saxophones – has garnered them a reputation as a compelling & challenging live act.
This unique brand of ‘sprechgesang’ vocals over an improvising instrumental has taken them to festivals as varied as Electric Picnic & the Brilliant Corners Festival of Jazz whilst putting out releases on Smalltown America, Fringe Sound Records & their own Abbreviated Records.
Bolstered by support from BBC Radio 6, Impose Magazine & Hot Press, 2016 will see the band performing dates throughout the UK, Ireland & Europe, followed by a 12″ vinyl release funded by the PRS Foundation.”
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Taupe Sat 12th March - £5
Taupe are a Newcastle upon Tyne based trio specializing in razor-sharp polyrhythmic play, exploratory improvisation and raw, high energy live performance.
The group’s sound is built of influences drawing from free jazz and math metal to hip-hop grooves and post-bop, with a healthy dollop of skronk, all navigated down a path that seeks to blur the line between carefully constructed rhythmic compositions and explosive group improvisation.
Adam Stapleford \ Drums
Mike Parr Burman / Guitar
Jamie Stockbridge \ Saxophone