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Bebop Spoken There

Jimi Durso: "Be in tune when you hit the stage [At a jam session]. Also, bring a list of songs you know." - (DownBeat October 2018).

Jazzmeia Horn: "She's not a jazz singer whoever she is [Aretha Franklin]." - (Blindfold Test, DownBeat October 2018).

Today Wednesday September 26

Afternoon

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

Evening

Take it to the Bridge - The Globe, 11 Railway Street, Newcastle NE4 7AD. 8:00pm. £1.00.

Community Hall New Orleans Band - Springwell Village Community Venue, Fell Road, Springwell, Gateshead NE9 7RP. 8:15pm £3.00. 20th anniversary of Jazz at Springwell. Guests.

Moonshine Sessions - Billy Bootleggers, 28 Nelson Street, Newcastle NE1 5AN. 8:30pm. Free.

Jam session - Dun Cow, Brandling Village, Jesmond, Newcastle NE2 4RS. Tel: 0191 338 7981. 8:00pm. Free. House trio led by Bradley Johnston.

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

Tuesday, January 01, 2013

Brian Bennett requests the pleasure of your company

Once again ace trumpeter, Graham Hardy, is leading the Vieux Carre Jazzmen this Thursday (3 January) at The Millstone, Haddricks Mill Road, South Gosforth. 
Showtime 1.00pm in the downstairs bar - 4 hand-pumps, all-day breakfasts, etc. Jazzers: Fancy a sit-in? - then bring your horn! 

Brian.
PS: You can also hear us on the following dates...
Friday 11 January - 8.30pm 
Jazz at the Fell@The Legion 
142 Coatsworth Road, Gateshead NE8 4LL
Enquiries: 0191 262 3735  

Saturday 19 January - 7.30pm 
Jazz Party and Pie 'n' Pea Supper
St Matthew's Church Hall, West Road, 
Ponteland NE20 9SX. Tickets £7.50
Enquiries: 07747 044786
Sunday 20 January - 8.00pm 
Redhouse Farm Pub & Restaurant
Hepscott Drive, Whitley Bay NE25 9XJ  
Enquiries: 0191 251 0824

Friday 25 January - 8.00pm 
The Sage Gateshead 'Jazz Cafe' 
St Mary's Square, Gateshead Quays NE8 2JR
Enquiries: 0191 252 9429 

Sunday 27 January - 8.00pm 
Redhouse Farm Pub & Restaurant
Hepscott Drive, Whitley Bay NE25 9XJ  
Enquiries: 0191 251 0824 

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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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