FRESH THURSDAY // Lara Jones + Echo Juliet

Live Music
Thu 7th July 2022 7pm - 10pm £7 - £10

Venue Space, Cobalt Studios, 10-16 Boyd Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE2 1AP

The Venue Space is fully wheelchair accessible.
If you have any specific requirements please contact us before your visit.

FRESH THURSDAY is a regular event showcasing exciting new music alongside lots of candles, board games and a homecooked slap up dinner. If you have a nut allergy or are coeliac please choose the ticketing option that states the correct dietary requirement. Booking well in advance for this event is really helpful for us to know how many people we’re catering for!


Lara Jones

Lara Jones is an award winning saxophonist, improviser, producer, composer & collaborator currently the recipient of Help Musician’s UK’s Peter Whittingam Jazz Award, Jerwood Arts Jazz Encounter Fellow and Manchester Jazz Festival’s Level Up.

She is a member of avant-garde trio J Frisco as well as working as a solo saxophonist. Lara contrasts high energy pulsating electronics with mediative dream-like soundscapes with solo saxophone & software Abelton; using live processing and field recordings to build structures and stories in her work. She also loves to create works for the piano and is interested in exploring other art forms in conjunction with her music.

Her first album ‘Enso’ is very much an ambient soundscape,  while her new album focuses ‘Flow’ on synth and experimental beats with a touch of Saxaphone, at times gentle and at others pulsating with bass and club-esque beats, it’s a journey.

“Enso is utterly brilliant and beautiful.” – Barney Stevenson Artistic Director of Marsden Jazz Festival


Echo Juliet 

Echo Juliet is the alias of Emily Jones: a producer, DJ and percussionist who has also spent over ten years curating live music. Her music blends hypnotic percussion loops and organic sounds, creating a melodic feel influenced by club sounds such as garage and house, as well as her background in jazz and classical music; think Four Tet and Floating Points. Her debut release in 2021 received support from Jamz Supernova, Mixmag, Jazz FM and BBC Introducing and Balamii.

Her sets are a journey through jazz, broken beat, leftfield house and soulful sounds, often making unexpected connections but always danceable. Behind the scenes, Emily also manages to find time to work for Bradley Zero’s Rhythm Section label, helps run DJ collective Selextorhood, and regularly speaks about gender equality in the music industry on BBC Woman’s Hour, Jazz FM and in the Guardian.

‘Affirmation is gorgeous; a delicate balance of light and shade. I’m keeping an eye on what Echo Juliet does next.’ – Tina Edwards (Worldwide FM)