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Joey Calderazzo: "Playing the standard repertoire is a pretty good barometer of where one is as a jazz musician" - (DownBeat January 2019).

Tuesday December 18

Afternoon

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

Evening

Gala Big Band - Gala Theatre & Cinema, Millennium Place, Durham DH1 1WA. Tel: 03000 266 600. 7:30pm. £10.00. & £8.00. ‘The Gala Big Band Does Christmas’. SOLD OUT!

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

Monday, July 15, 2013

Tyne Bar Blues Festival. July 14

The annual all-dayer. Non-stop blues down at the Ouseburn Delta. The outdoor stage for once came into its own. Beer, shades and tans occupied every vantage point on a jumpin’ hot day. Chicago blues, Mississippi Delta blues, West Coast, all blues. A flying visit (an alternative option beckoned) hit upon TC and the Moneymakers. TC (Tom Cocks – harmonica & vocals) and the boys- Karl Moon (guitar), Lee Parry (bass), Andy Westbrook (drums) - made the journey from York. The front man vocalist blew a mean harp backed by a tight trio of guitar, bass and drums. Fifties Chicago blues, a Texas shuffle, straight vocals complimented authentic blues guitar throughout a well-received set. If you happen to be in York…Local lad Bob Bates brought along three guitars and any number of tunes, to take us On the Road Again by way of Bo Diddley, Robert Johnson to a Mannish Muddy Waters. The festival main attraction Lyndon Anderson would soon be closing a perfect Ouseburn blues day but the call of a Horn Dog up on the hill made your reviewer hit the trail (Hellhound or not).

Russell.

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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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