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Today Friday April 26

Afternoon

Jazz

Vieux Carré Jazzmen - The Black Bull, Frosterley DL3 2SL. Tel: 01388 527784. Coach trip dep Tyneside 10:30am. Tickets: £15.00. Info: 0191 252 9429.

Rendezvous Jazz - Monkseaton Arms, Front St., Monkseaton NE25 8DP. Tel: 0191 251 3928. 1:00pm. Free.

Noel Dennis Trio - Bishop Auckland Town Hall, Market Place, Bishop Auckland DL14 7NP. Tel: 03000 269 524. 1:00pm. £5.00.

The City Trio - Stack, Pilgrim Street, Newcastle NE1 6QE. Tel: 0191 216 1415. 5:00-7:00pm. Free. Alice Grace, Jennifer Davies, Ben Helm.

Evening.

Swing Bridge - Scott's, Forum Cinema, Market Place, Hexham NE46 1XF. Tel: 01434 601144. 6:20-7:15pm. Free. Gig in the cafe.

James Birkett & Emma Fisk - The Old Low Light, Clifford's Fort, North Shields Fish Quay NE30 1JA. Tel: 0191 257 4506. 7:00pm. £10.00. Advance booking required.

Baghdaddies - Ponteland Beer Festival, Ponteland Leisure Centre, Callerton Lane, Ponteland NE20 9EG. Baghdaddies 7:15pm (doors 6:00pm). £12.00.

Pepperland - Theatre Royal, Grey Street, Newcastle NE1 6BR. Tel: 08448 112121. 7:30pm. £19.00. Mark Morris Dance Group's 50th anniversary celebration of The Beatles' Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band album. MD Ethan Iverson leads seven-piece NYC band. First night of two.

The Ronnie Scott’s Story: 60th Anniversary Concert - Sage Gateshead, St Mary’s Square, Gateshead Quays, Gateshead NE8 2JR. Tel: 0191 443 4661. 8:00pm. £27.70. & £18.50. Support set by Jambone on concourse (7:00pm).

Sue Ferris Quintet - Traveller’s Rest, West Auckland Road, Cockerton, Darlington DL3 9ER. Tel: 01325 468177. 8:00pm (doors 7:30pm). £8.00. Note new, earlier start time.

Blues/Soul/Funk

45 Spread - Billy Bootleggers, Nelson St, Newcastle NE1 5AN. 9pm. Free.

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

Saturday, March 13, 2010

DS I LOVE YOU - Daryl Sherman @ Trinity Church, Gosforth.

Daryl Sherman (pno/vcl), Digby Fairweather (tpt), Dominic Ashworth (gtr), Len Skeat (bs).
After last night's amazing gig at the Saville I looked for more of the same and I'm pleased to say the lady didn't fail to deliver.
From the core of last night's programme were added some delicious alternatives.
I Thought About You, In The Still of the Night, World on a String, Lullaby of Birdland, Sand in my Shoes (tribute to Connee Boswell), What's New, Lover Come Back To Me - every one a gem. Then there were vocal duets with Digby - Sugar and the hilarious The Bathtub Ran Over Again. Only Johnny Mercer could make a love song out of that title!
Dominic and Len again scored, this time with Limehouse Blues.
What I love about Daryl is the way she can engage with the audience. Awhile back Liz remarked on how Stephen Triffet (and Sinatra) could make a woman think the love lyrics were solely directed at her - well Daryl made me, and I'm sure every other male this side of senility of which there were a few, feel the same.
Truly a class act.
On the downside, the turnout was poor and this was at a venue that is normally very well attended. A look at the logistics of the exercise might question the viability of putting an act on at a venue only 12 miles from where they were the previous night and charging an extra fiver for it. However, this is only a surface view and there were things like the hire of a grand piano to bring into the equation so I'm sure the organisers had their reasons.
Nevertheless, I enjoyed the opportunity of hearing for two nights running one of the best living jazz singers in the world.
Lance.

1 comment :

Ray robson said...

Hi Lance.
Like you, we thought the Friday Saville gig of Daryl Sherman, Digby & co was excellent, a real treat.
So good we thought of going to Trinity gig Sat too, but decided not to. I do agree with your comment re the logic of putting Daryl on Fri / Sat so close, plus the pricing difference.
Also, Daryl was in the church at Trinity, beautiful inside, but I do feel sound is "lost" a little.
Tried to catch you Fri night to say "hello", but you were chatting to Daryl etc. Another time...
Ray

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