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More from Jazz Monthly:

Jack Cooke: "...neither Giuffre nor Jim Hall are even adequate jazz musicians, they are technically limited, and more importantly, seem unable to improvise logically" - (Review of a JATP concert. Jazz Monthly May 1960)

Michael James: "...if Ellis [Herb] has merits they are definitely not these [fantastic fire and drive]". - (Review of Herb Ellis Meets Jimmy Giuffre (LP). Jazz Monthly May 1960).

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Today Monday October 16

Afternoon.
Jazz in the Afternoon - Crescent Club, 1 Hudleston, Cullercoats NE30 3OS. 1pm. Free.
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Classic Swing - Marquis of Granby, Streetgate, Sunniside NE16 5ES. 0191 4880954. 1pm. Free. Bob Wade (trumpet); Olive Rudd (vocal) and other familiar faces.
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Evening.

Glowrogues - Ernest, 1 Boyd Street, Newcastle NE2 1AP. Tel: 0191 260 5216. 8:00pm. £5.00. Jazz, funk, hip-hop seven-piece band featuring musicians from Birmingham & Manchester including members of Beats & Pieces Big Band. Sam Healey (alto), Aaron Diaz (trumpet & electronics), Richard Foote (trombone), Ben Watte (keyboards), Dan Brew (guitar), Jamie Brewster (bass) & Jim Molyneux (drums).

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Wednesday, March 05, 2014

New scheme for young jazz musicians launches at Gateshead International Jazz Festival

Talented 16 – 24 year olds in jazz ensembles are taking their first high-profile public performances including a date at Gateshead International Jazz Festival (4-6 APR). The opportunities have come from a new performance development programme, launched by the jazz development organisation for the north of England, Jazz North.
Jazz North assembled a panel of industry specialists, including internationally-acclaimed guitarist Mike Walker, to select the very best young band deserving of this cherished opportunity. The winning band was Stretch Trio, a new band from Leeds combining jazz, ambient and rock influences. The trio features Andy French (21) on saxophone, Tom Higham (20) on drums and Calvin Travers (21) on guitar. 
Stretch Trio will perform at the Gateshead International Jazz Festival on April 6 as part of the Youth Jazz Afternoon which includes performances by Sage Gateshead based regional youth jazz ensemble Jambone with musician/composer Rick Taylor who were recently invited to perform at the House of Commons by the All Party Parliamentary Jazz Appreciation Group (APPJAG).
Stretch Trio have only been together for 6 months but in that time have developed a tight and individual band sound, and have written 7 original tunes and arranged jazz standards in some unusual ways. They have recorded a three track EP and played in Lancashire and West Yorkshire, and are sure to be invited to play plenty more throughout 2014.
The ‘Jazz North Introduces’ scheme takes its inspiration from ‘mjf introduces’, pioneered by Manchester Jazz Festival in 2010 in response to the quantity and quality of young jazz musicians and groups emerging onto the local scene, either through music colleges or via other less formal networks. The opportunity is provided as a ’next step’ in young professional musicians’ careers.
Youth Jazz Afternoon - Jazz North Introduces Stretch Trio followed by Jambone with Rick Taylor comes to Sage Gateshead on April 6, 2014. Tickets are free but ticketed and can be booked either by calling 0191 443 4661, online at www.sagegateshead.com or in person from Sage Gateshead’s Ticket Office.

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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.
The idea of this blog is for you to share your thoughts and pass on your comments on discs, gigs, jazz - music in general. If you've been to a gig/concert or heard a CD that knocked you sideways please share your views with us. Tell us about your favourites, your memories, your dislikes.
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.)
Contact: lanceliddle@gmail.com I look forward to hearing from you.

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