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BBC Radio 3’s newest jazz programme, J to Z, presents the best in jazz past, present, and future. Bringing this eclectic mix to Sage Gateshead, J to Z is proud to join the Free Thinking Festival for the first time, presenting an exclusive live session of music accessible to newcomers and seasoned jazz fans alike. Hosted by presenter Jumoké Fashola.
As a vocalist Jumoké has sung most musical forms, from Handel to Gershwin to Gospel to Bernstein, at venues including the Royal Albert Hall, Royal Festival Hall and the London Arena. Her solo repertoire comprises an edgy blend of jazz, R&B and soul – Time Out Magazine describes her as a “Head-spinningly versatile singer”. She is the creator and host of the monthly Jazz Verse Jukebox at Hoxton Hall, London.
Part of BBC Radio 3 Free Thinking Festival
Welcome to the Free Thinking Festival from BBC Radio 3. All weekend here at Sage Gateshead we’re gathering together a throng of talented individuals to wrestle, debate and celebrate the theme of this year’s festival: Emotion. Whether it’s the angry turn in contemporary politics,...