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Gateshead International Jazz Festival gets underway

The Gateshead International Jazz Festival takes place at The Sage Gateshead this weekend. Performers from around the world join local young musicians and the world premier of a work inspired by North East landscapes headlines on Saturday. Composer Tim Garland hopes it'll introduce people to jazz.

There are free concerts for anyone to enjoy on the concourse on both saturday and sunday afternoons and workshops are being held across the weekend. Tickets are still available for some performances.