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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).

Tuesday December 18

Afternoon

Classic Swing - The Ship, Front St., Monkseaton NE25 8DP. 1pm. Free.

Evening

Gala Big Band - Gala Theatre & Cinema, Millennium Place, Durham DH1 1WA. Tel: 03000 266 600. 7:30pm. £10.00. & £8.00. ‘The Gala Big Band Does Christmas’. SOLD OUT!

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Sunday, November 14, 2010

Happy Birthday to Keith and Café

Best ever afternoon at the Jazz Café! A welcoming glass of champagne, salmon sardi's to feed half of Africa and some good sounds to wash it down.
Keith, as befits one celebrating many years jazzing the planet, looked resplendent in a smoking jacket purchased at great expense from Oxfam (by his own admission - I'm an Age Concern man myself when it comes to tailoring) proudly surveyed his empire and he wasn't disappointed at what Pete Gilligan, Paul Grainger, Matthew Office and Eric Stutt were putting down.
Claire added some vocal pizazz to I Got Rhythm, Round Midnight with Mark Williams joining the parade for the latter.
Tony Rose, passing through from more southerly climes, blew some nice tenor on S'Wonderful and Out of Nowhere.
Harley Johnson and his trio had a blast and did things to Take The A Train.
It was feel good day with old friends a plenty - Terry Ellis, John Hedley and Judith whom I hadn't seen for 25 years.
"You had more hair when I knew you" she said.
Didn't we all?
Lance.

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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.
Not a very original title, I know; not even an accurate one as my taste, whilst centred around the music of Bird and Diz, extends in many directions and I listen to everything from King Oliver to Chick Corea and beyond. Not forgetting the Great American Songbook the contents of which has provided the inspiration for much great jazz and quality popular singing for round about a century.
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Lance (Who wishes it to be known that he is not responsible for postings other than his own and that he's not always responsible for them.)
Contact: lanceliddle@gmail.com I look forward to hearing from you.

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