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Playing original, genre crossing music, award winning Tyneside trio Archipelago fuse jazz, alt-rock and free improvisation to name a few, taking inspiration from musicians as diverse as Don Cherry, Morphine and Joni Mitchell.
Since releasing their debut LP ‘Weightless’ in 2017, Archipelago have received national airplay (Late Junction, Jazz on 3), been selected as ambassador artists for the Jazz North ‘Northern Line’ touring scheme, and received a prestigious ‘Peter Whittingham Development Award’ from Help Musicians UK.
With the support of Help Musicians UK and Cobalt Studios in Newcastle upon Tyne, they began running ‘BETWEEN WAVES’, a collaborative residency-gig series for female-identifying artists to make new music with Archipelago.

Archipelago are now working towards their second album release in 2019 and also collaborating as a ‘superband’ with Leeds trio J Frisco after a commission from Lancaster Jazz Festival in 2018. They were described by Narc Magazine in 2018 as ‘reaching far beyond the jazz community’ and Jazzwise said ‘Archipelago’s highly active, and activist, position in the Northeast’s various underground scenes, when added to their predilection for both heaviness and melancholy…make their next move a promising prospect.’ Archipelago have a fast growing reputation for their honest, engaged musicianship and compelling live performances.

Christian Alderson – Drums/Percussion
Faye MacCalman – Composer/Reeds/Voice
John Pope – Bass/FX/Voice

WATCH AND LISTEN selected music videos

Julia Biel – Live from the church

 

Motherboard Pinball

 

Watch and Listen – Loucin

 

VOTI – Newcastle Jazz Festival 2021

 

VOTI – Robert Mitchell’s 50th Birthday Concert

 

VOTI – Julian Siegel: Tales from the Jacquard

 

APPJAG Review of Jazz in England

 

Watch and Listen – Deemer #2

 

Watch and Listen – Queen Mab

 

Watch and Listen – Deemer

 

Watch and Listen – Ivo Neame

 

Watch and Listen – Eliza Oakes

 

Watch and Listen – Isobella Burnham

 

Watch and Listen – JazznewbloodTAPES

 

Yazz Ahmed In Conversation

 

Watch and Listen – JazznewbloodTAPES

 

Watch and Listen – Open Conversations EP1 Part 2

 

Watch and Listen – Open Conversations EP1 Part 1

 

Watch and Listen – DJ Ritu

 

- click here to add events, both online and in-person

Xhosa Cole Trio

 
Oct 25, 2021
  The Cockpit

Together We Go Forward

 
Nov 14, 2021
  606 Club

Orpheus

 
Nov 9, 2021
  Preston Conservative Club

Fiona Ross at the EFG London Jazz Festival

 
Nov 19, 2021
  Karamel Club

Barb Jungr Sings Bob Dylan

 
Oct 21, 2021
  Boston Room at George IV

Andrew McCormack’s Graviton

 
Oct 22, 2021
  The Progress Theatre

Lara Eidi : Women in Jazz live @London Jazz Festival

 
Nov 14, 2021
  Toulouse Lautrec

Sarah Moule Quartet – EFG LONDON JAZZ FESTIVAL

 
Nov 18, 2021
  The Bull's Head

Andrew McCormack’s Graviton

 
Oct 22, 2021
  The Progress Theatre

Fiona Ross at Toulouse Lautrec

 
Oct 30, 2021
  Toulouse Lautrec

Emma Rawicz Quartet

 
Nov 29, 2021
  The Cockpit

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