Gigs are happening every Tuesday night at The Underground at the Grand Hotel, Newcastle. The Bistro is open upstairs for meals, coffee and desserts.
Gigs at the Underground
Baltic Bar Mitzvah | Tuesday 1 June
Baltic Bar Mitzvah are a formidable acoustic powerhouse bringing all the best Balkan, Gypsy, Klezmer fusion beats from the streets and to the stage.
With the combination of wind, brass and percussion, the ensemble has forged a reputation as party favourites, known for their improvisational Jazz approach exploring the vibrant music of celebration from cultures around the globe.
Hannah Murray - Horn/Vocals
Adrian Quinn - Clarinet/Vocals
Neil Simpson - Accordion
Aidan Purdy - Tuba
Tim Evans - Drums
Half Nelson | Tuesday 8 June
Half Nelson are a unique mix of musicians, from a wide variety of backgrounds. From New Orleans Jazz to Free Improvisation and all manner of music along the way. This big band style combination has helped to forge a band dedicated to the era of jazz we love. The 1920's to the 40's.
Half Nelson will take you on a midnight ride through the back alleys of New Orleans and the smokey Jazz dives of 1920's Harlem. From gritty Billie Holiday, to the smooth styling of Ella Fitzgerald. Add a shot of Louis Armstrong with a dash of Fats Waller and you have the energetic cocktail that is Half Nelson. Half Nelson deliver high energy, heartfelt jazz that is equally suited to a pub, jazz festival, sophisticated corporate function or an old basement speakeasy.
Dance up a storm or moan the blues away, but whatever you do, do it to Half Nelson.
Sheriden Nelson - Vocals
Jason Nelson - Trombone/Vocals
Adam Ferrier - Trumpet
Carter Smyth - Piano
Chris Dawson - Double Bass
Tim Evans - Drums
Zach Horne Trio | Tuesday 15 June
Although these individual musicians are not new to the Nima stage, this newly formed trio are making their Nima debut with a mix of standards, bluesy fusion tunes and arrangements of Aussie folk songs.
Zach Horne - Guitar
Sean Niven - Bass
Liam Tooth - Drums
Adam Miller Ensemble | Tuesday 22 June
With a unique approach to the guitar, Adam Miller's music is groovy and approachable, whilst having a melodic sophistication that only comes from years of cross genre hopping. His inclusion of complex rhythms and dissonant haunting phrases, combined with breathtaking riffs and melodies are his signature. His jazz influenced style with finger-picking mastery creates a improvisation filled live performance that is beautifully unpredictable.
Adam Miller - Guitar
Plus Special Guests
Trish Delaney-Brown Quartet | Tuesday 29 June
It's been quite a while since Trish hung up her 'Idea of North' a cappella hat. With her latest project Trish has returned to what she loves best - a small, tight ensemble performing original material in which the voice functions as a storyteller and additional instrument, wordless and blended.
Whether performing her own material or masterful reinterpretations of the jazz songbook, the Trish Delaney-Brown Quartet promises an evening of soaring vocals, soulful solos and evocative lyrics.
Trish Delaney-Brown - Vocals
Jeremy Sawkins - Guitar
Karl Dunnicliff - Double Bass
Nic Cecire - Drums