Mike Parr Burman guitar & effects Jamie Stockbridge alto saxophone & effects Adam Stapleford drums
Taupe are a Newcastle upon Tyne based trio specialising 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. Multi-layered drum grooves combine with nimble-power-twiddle-honks of alto sax and jagged squalls of discordant guitar, twisting into propulsive irregular riffs and showers of cosmic jazz rain.
Driven by a deep seated D.I.Y production ethic, their second studio album, Fill Up Your Lungs and Bellow (5* All About Jazz), was released in February 2017. Produced by guitarist/wizard Chris Sharkey (Trio VD, Acoustic Ladyland, Shiver, Roller Trio), the record is a statement of intent, crystallising the interactions of three fresh young players exploiting a unique and singular collective vocabulary.
"A fierce trio balancing blast and groove with clear punctuation" The New York City Jazz Record
Fri 14 Sep, 8.50pm
Full access info
Lancaster Brewery A large, ground-floor beer hall located on Lancaster Leisure Park. Step free access throughout.
The nearest designated disabled parking bay is at immediately outside the venue, 10 meters away. When arriving at Lancaster Leisure Park drive past the main car park, following the road round the back of the buildings.
Taxis can pick-up/drop-off at the same place. There is a dropped kerb to the left of the parking area.
Into Lancaster Brewery
Venue is on ground floor.
There are no steps at the entrance or anywhere in the venue.
People with disabilities can access the venue early, just mention to Box Office staff when purchasing your ticket or speak to Festival Volunteers outside of the venue.
Inside Lancaster Brewery.
There is an accessible viewing area located towards the front, right of the venue towards the stage. This will be stewarded, and Front of House Staff/Volunteers can lead you to it. There are great sight lines to the stage.
The smoking area is located in the beer garden (the door to the left of the venue), it has step free access.
Accessibility for performers
The performance area is on the same level as the rest of the venue. There are no backstage facilities at this venue.
Services and facilities Accessible toilet
This is located through the door to the right of the bar. It is available for all to use. There is step free access to it.
The bar is accessible via step-free access but does not have a lowered bar. However, we will provide a bartender if required with at seat service.
Essential companions, personal assistants, support workers and carers of people with disabilities get in free to every Lancaster Jazz Festival event. If the event is ticketed, please mention that you require a PA ticket.
Assistance dogs are welcome and fresh drinking water will be available on request.
No strobe lighting will be used at any Lancaster Jazz Festival event.
If you need to bring medicines, food and drink to manage a medical condition, or medical equipment you are welcome to do so. We don’t have any medical equipment at our venues.
Contact details for all access enquires
For further information about this venue please contact the venue directly at 01524 848537.