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Joey Calderazzo: "Playing the standard repertoire is a pretty good barometer of where one is as a jazz musician" - (DownBeat January 2019).

Today Wednesday December 19

Afternoon

Vieux Carré Jazzmen - Cullercoats Crescent Club, 1 Hudleston, Cullercoats NE30 4QS. Tel: 0191 253 0242. 1:00pm. Free.

Evening

Take it to the Bridge - The Globe, 11 Railway Street, Newcastle NE4 7AD. 7:30pm. £1.00.

Jools Holland’s R&B Orchestra - Newcastle City Hall, Northumberland Road, Newcastle NE1 8SF. Tel: 0844 811 2121. 7:30pm. £45.50. & £34.00. First night of two.

Community Hall New Orleans Band - Springwell Village Community Venue, Fell Road, Springwell, Gateshead NE9 7RP. 8:15pm £3.00.

Moonshine Sessions - Billy Bootleggers, 28 Nelson Street, Newcastle NE1 5AN. 8:30pm. Free.

George Shovlin & The Radars - Charts, Quayside, Newcastle NE1 3DX. Tel: 0191 338 7989. 8:00pm. Free.

To the best of our knowledge, details of the above events are correct but may be subject to alteration.

Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Big Band Rehearsal at New Crown

The opportunity to eavesdrop on a rehearsal can be a rewarding experience, rather like watching a blank canvas evolve into a rich tapestry. It can also lead to you witnessing some lost souls up a creek sans paddle.
The Customs House Big Band went public tonight at the New Crown in South Shields preparatory to next months back to back gigs at the Customs House itself and I'm pleased to say they had paddles in abundance.
I'm not going to take away the 'Sound of Surprise' by revealing the actual numbers rehearsed. It will surely suffice for me to say that big band lovers are in for a treat.
Powerhouse brass, balanced saxes and a tight rhythm section. Add an MD controlling the dynamics and you have a very palatable recipe.
At the Customs House, Ruth Lambert will be taking care of the vocals and if you ain't heard Ruth with a big band behind her then, to coin a well worn, but nevertheless appropriate, phrase, 'you ain't heard nothin' yet'!
The band is on at the Customs House, South Shields on 24/25 March.

3 comments :

russell said...

Hi Lance

I remember the New Crown being the South Tyne Jazz Club's old haunt.

Do you know when the big band's next rehearsal night is ?

Russell

Lance said...

April I believe.

Anonymous said...

The open rehearsals are usually held on the first Tuesday of every month, resuming on April 7th

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Bebop Spoken Here -- Here, being the north-east of England -- centred in the blues heartland of Newcastle and reaching down to the Tees Delta and looking upwards to the Land of the Kilt.
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