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Ben Williams: "Jaco [Pastorius] is almost like the Charlie Parker of the bass." - (DownBeat November 2018).

Dana Hall: "My philosophy is that everyone in the band is a drummer." - (DownBeat November 2018.)

Today Saturday October 20

Afternoon

NYJO + Tees Valley Youth Big Band - Middlesbrough Town Hall, Albert Road, Middlesbrough TS1 2QJ. Tel: 01642 729729. 3:00pm. £12.00. Middlesbrough Jazz Weekender.

Evening

Big Chris Barber Band - Middlesbrough Town Hall, Albert Road, Middlesbrough TS1 2QJ. Tel: 01642 729729. 7:30pm. £15.00. Middlesbrough Jazz Weekender.

Dinosaur - Middlesbrough Town Hall, Albert Road, Middlesbrough TS1 2QJ. Tel: 01642 729729. 10:00pm. £12.00. Middlesbrough Jazz Weekender.

Smokin’ Spitfires - Scarth Hall, 5 South Green, Staindrop DL2 3LD. 7:30pm.

The Hookahs - Billy Bootleggers, Nelson St, Newcastle NE1 5AN. 9:00pm. Free.

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

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Yorkshire Heritage Coast Jazz Festival - Staithes coach trip

The Vieux Carré Jazzmen are performing at the Yorkshire Heritage Coast Jazz Festival in Staithes on Saturday 25 April 2009. Our coach will depart Whitley Bay Town Centre (T & G Allan's) at 10.30am, and pick up at The Corner House, Heaton, at 10.50am. Arrive Staithes Village Hall around 12.30pm - food and bar from 12 noon. You can choose to take a stroll around the village, call in for a tipple at the Cod and Lobster public house which overlooks the harbour or sample 'Bistro style Fish & Chips' which is a thick cod steak served with real crispy home-made chips at The Cleveland Corner Cafe. Also available from proprietors Ken and Cristel Smith is "Ken's Hot Crab Pasta", which is local crabmeat mixed in a spicy olive oil and tossed in Linguine Pasta. Ken also bakes two dessert classics, a flourless dark chocolate fudge cake and a fresh lime tart, both served with award winning "Brymor" ice cream - food and drink also available at the nearby Captain Cook Inn. After that, make your way to the village hall where the The Vieux Carre Jazzmen will play 2 x 45 minute sets commencing 3.00pm. Depart Staithes at 5.30pm arrive Corner House 7.00pm; Whitley Bay town centre, 7.20pm Cost including coach travel and jazz session in the village hall: £20. 'E' or call me on: 0191 252 9429 or 07710 528413 Limited places so book NOW. Brian Bennett.

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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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