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Bebop Spoken There

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 Tuesday August 14

Afternoon

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

Evening

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

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Maine Street Jazzmen Rule in Rochdale.

Maine Street Jazzmen played their first gig at Rochdale Jazz Club back in July this year, which was very well received.
The club operates on a Sunday Night and features visiting and local bands.
Every year the members/committee have an opportunity to vote for who they think is the best band to have played at the club, in the previous year.
The band learnt last week that they have chosen Maine Street Jazzmen as their new "Band of the Year".
Consequently MSJ have been booked for a return gig to Rochdale Jazz Club in January 2013 to receive their "Band of The Year" trophy.
Attached are some photo's taken by local photographer and jazz club member Valerie Bracken at the July gig. She sends a selection of her photos to the local newspaper as well as Jazz North West's website.
The drummer in the pictures is Rod Macnamara, a Leeds based Drummer, who helped out on the night.  Also featured in the photos are jazz club members Pat & Dave, celebrating the arrival of a grandchild, having a dance to the band.
 MSJ have two more "away" gig's in the near future, Boston Spa Jazz club near Wetherby on Sat 1st Dec, and also Edinburgh Jazz Club on Friday 7th December.
Further details on band's website www.mainestreetjazzmen.com
Photos.
Lance.

1 comment :

Lance said...

I actually met Pat and Dave at this weekend's Whitley Bay Classic Jazz Party.

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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.
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