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Artie Shaw: “I'm not interested in giving people what they want--I'm interested in making music.” – (DownBeat October 15, 1939).

Jason Marsalis: “There's so many places that this music can go and there's a lot yet to be discovered.'” – (DownBeat April 2018)

Today Saturday March 17


Rat Pack - Live from Las Vegas @ Sunderland Empire, High St West, Sunderland SR1 3EX. 2:30pm. Featuring Rat Pack Big Band & Burrelli Sisters.


KOAN 7 - the Globe, Railway Street, Newcastle NE4 7AD. 7:00pm. £5.00. (£4.00. concs). ‘Form and Space’ ‘An evening of free improvisation and original composition’. Line-up includes John Pope (solo improvised set).

Rat Pack - Live from Las Vegas @ Sunderland Empire, High St West, Sunderland SR1 3EX. 7:30pm. Featuring Rat Pack Big Band & Burrelli Sisters.

Boys of Brass - Brandling Villa, Haddricks Mill Road, South Gosforth, Newcastle NE3 1QL. 9:00pm. Free.

Ben Cipolla - Great Broughton Village Hall, Ingleby Road, Great Broughton, Cleveland TS9 7ER. 7:30pm. Tickets: £12.50 from 01642 712176.

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

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

Monday, November 01, 2010

Update on Redcar Jazz Club

As visitors to this site may have heard the famous Redcar Jazz Club is now very much up and running and last months rebirth brought in a good crowd and a great atmosphere. The Ray Dales Quartet were asked to make the club debut and this seemed a wise choice as Ray's inimitable humour and fabulous playing went down very well, as of course did the rest of the quartet - Tubby Ayton on bass, Paul Smith on drums and Jeremy McMurray on keyboards.
Gene Jarred on trumpet also helped proceedings move along in a professional manner, as well as delivering great anecdotes of the clubs earlier days.
The next concert is with the Ray Dales Quartet again, guest musicians welcome, and will feature vocalist Ruth Lambert, this concert will be held on the 21st November at the Coatham Memorial Hall Redcar, TS10 1RH ( 01642 483263).
The final concert of the year will be the Gene Jarred Big Band on Sunday the 12th December.
Ian Luck.


Angela said...

What a great night,both Ray and Gene played a storming two sets with great backing from the rhythm section.. look forward to the next one. At last some good jazz in Redcar after such a long time out.

Chris Scott Wilson said...

If you're interested in the original Redcar Jazz Club, try A new book will be published shortly. 160 pages, over 200 photographs, memorabilia, memories of the audience and recollections of the artists who played there, all interwoven with the story of the club.

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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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