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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, February 11, 2013

Katherine Stone Quartet @ Ashington Jazz Club. February 6.

Katherine Stone (vcl); Dean Stockdale (pno); Neil Harland (bs); Steve Doyle (dms).
(Review by Peter S.)
Jazz returned to the Elephant after what has been a long winter. Our members returned in numbers to welcome the Katherine Stone Quartet on a first visit to A.J.C.. 
Ms Stone was impeccably supported by the brilliant musicians behind her who delivered a selection of melodies from the Great American Song Book with style and spirited interpretations.
Katherine made an anxious and nervous start to the opening song but soon realised they were in appreciative and friendly company. She need not have worried as we at AJC respect the sincere and dedicated musicians who make the effort to travel this far North to entertain.
The musicianship was exceptional and enthusiasts listened with approval to a consummate and classical rendition throughout the evening. Some were inspired to dance thou none would be candidates for Strictly Come Dancing which was not important when enjoyment was the motivation.
Katherine and her boys were comfortable with the venue and relaxed as each song received rapturous applause. Within a comprehensive programme of 25 lyrics interpreted with style we got great value from a very accomplished and well organised foursome recreating the music of Frank , Ella, Nat, Dean, Billie and many covers from others performing this special music brand today.
Sadly, the evening inevitably came to an end with all satisfied and delighted to have had the pleasure of hearing an outstanding Quartet. 
We look forward to the next occasion when they appear on  at the AJC .Finally, thanks to John  T. who encouraged the group to appear. He has good musical taste.Also thanks to our members for their loyal support.
Next month (March 7 at 8.30 p.m.) Djangologie are on the Bill. They were terrific last appearance.
See you there.
Photos from Jim Fay (above by Peter S.)
Peter S.   

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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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