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Dave Newton: "Having got my Grade 8 pretty early, it was only then that the piano was taking over. But this was happening outside of school really, as the music teacher at this particular school didn't like me or the kind of music I liked." (Jazzwise February 2019).

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Today Wednesday January 23

Afternoon

Jazz

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

Evening

Take it to the Bridge - The Globe, Railway Street, Newcastle NE4 7AD. 8:00pm. £1.00.

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Blues

Blues - Charts, Quayside, Newcastle NE1 3DX. Tel: 0191 338 7989. 8:00. Free.

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

I've Got the Exchange Blues - The Exchange, Howard St., North Shields NE30 1SE. Tel: 0191 258 4111. 8:00pm. Free. Weekly blues jam session.

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

Monday, November 14, 2011

Preview - Lucian Ban - Enescu re-imagined

I quote:
Downtown New York meets contemporary classical, as a stunning group of leading jazz improvisers present a daring re-imagining of the works of Romanian violinist and composer George Enescu.Led by expatriate Romanian pianist Lucian Ban, and featuring such iconic artists as revolutionary viola player Mat Maneri and ex-Miles Davis percussionist Badal Roy, the octet first unveiled this project at the George Enescu Festival in Bucharest, and subsequently played a New York date that appeared in many critics' 'Best of Year' lists for 2010. Now Jazz North East joins The Sage Gateshead to present one of only two UK performances (the other being at the London Jazz Festival).
Working at the edge of classical, jazz and downtown improv, the ensemble re-interprets Enescu scores that reveal uncanny harmonic relationships with the jazz tradition while still presenting new challenges to the improvisers. Pianist Uri Caine did something similar with the works of Mahler around a decade ago (and played a packed gig at Live Theatre), but this is a still more exciting and adventurous revelation.
The concert is in partnership with the Romanian Cultural Institute www.icr.ro
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It will be interesting that's for sure - can't wait!
      Lance.
      Monday Nov., 21, Sage Gateshead. 8:00pm. £13/£7.

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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.)
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