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Buddy Guy: "My mother said, 'You got flowers for me, give 'em to me now, because I'm not going to smell them when you put 'em on the casket'." - (DownBeat September 2018).

Marty Ashby: "I asked him what his gig was and he said 'I put the scores on the music stands'. I said, 'That's a gig?' And I realised there were four floors of guys like him, who supported some of the finest musicians in the world. But I was a jazz musician, and I was used to playing with some of the finest musicians in the world in front of the New York Public Library for tips. That's when I realised that jazz didn't have the same support system as classical music. - (DownBeat September 2018).

Today Thursday August 16

Afternoon

Vieux Carré Jazzmen - Holystone, Whitley Road, Holystone NE27 0DA. Tel: 0191 266 6173. 1:00pm. Free.

Evening

Maine St. Jazzmen - Sunniside Social Club, Holywell Lane, Sunniside, Gateshead NE16 5NJ. 8:30pm. Free. Sitters in welcome!

Bop 3 - St John’s Hall, Snod’s Edge, Shotley Bridge DH8 9TJ. 7:30pm. £15.00. Tickets from 07766 037893. First night of two. Trio - Snake Davis, Helen Watson & Dave Bowie.

Indigo Jazz Voices - The Globe, Railway Street, Newcastle NE4 7AD. 7:30pm. £5.00. Vocalists acc. by Joel Brown, Paul Grainger & Rob Walker.

New Orleans Preservation Jazz Band - Oxbridge, Oxbridge Lane, Stockton on Tees TS18 4AW. 8:30pm.

Tees Hot Club w. Kevin Eland (tpt); Donna Hewitt (sax); Graham Thompson (keys) - Dormans Club, Oxford Road, Middlesbrough TS5 5DT. Tel: 01642 823813. 9pm. Free.

Jazz Jam - Fire Station, High Street West, Sunderland SR1 3DT. Tel: 0191 594 7241. 8pm. Free.

Billy's Buskers: Plug in and Play - Billy Bootleggers, Nelson St, Newcastle NE1 5AN. 7:00pm. Free.

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

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Barclaycard Mercury Prize ‘Album of the Year' TONIGHT Channel 4 12.55am - 1.10am


(Press release from Siân Williams.)
Roller Trio are interviewed before their Mercury show at LSO St Lukes:
The meteoric rise of Roller Trio now seems unstoppable as the Leeds twenty-somethings, described by Gilles Peterson as “…the new sound of UK jazz”, have now been nominated for Best UK Newcomer at the Inaugural Jazz FM Awards 2013. This comes on top of their MOBO nomination and their debut album being named a 2012 Barclaycard Mercury Music Prize ‘Album of the Year’ - all within just 18 months of their first gig together.
The 2012 Barclaycard Mercury Prize Award Show will be held on 1 November at The Roundhouse
The MOBO Awards will be announced on 3 November at Echo Arena Liverpool
The Jazz FM Awards 2013 will be announced on 31 January 2013
ROLLER TRIO UK WINTER TOUR
Nov 16                                   Vortex Jazz Club, Dalston, 8.30pm/£10/ 020 7254 4097
Dec 5                                     Soup Kitchen, MANCHESTER 7.30pm/£7/0161 236 5100
Dec 10                                    Komedia, BRIGHTON 8.30pm/£7.50/ 0845 293 8480
Dec 11                                    The Louisiana, BRISTOL 7.30pm/£7/ 01179304254
Dec 12                                    Brudenell Social Club, LEEDS 8pm/£7/ 0113 245 5570
Dec 13                                    The Lexington, LONDON 7.30pm/£8.50/ 020 7837 5371
Dec 18                                    Schmazz, The Cluny, NEWCASTLE 8pm/£7/0191 2304474

Siân Williams

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