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Bebop Spoken There

Howard Riley: “When I started out playing jazz back in the late 50s, early 60s, if you wanted a gig you had to learn some standards.” – (Jazz Journal April 2017)

Eric Harland: “I love swing and I’m always going to swing but I also know that you can take a hip-hop groove and improvise with that just like you would with a swing pattern.” – (Jazz Journal April 2017)

Today Saturday April 29

Afternoon

1pm: Dean Stockdale Trio. 2:30pm: Abbie Finn Quartet 4pm: Rick Laughlin Trio - Quakerhouse, Mechanics’ Yard, Darlington DL3 7QF. 01325 245052. 1:00-5:00pm. Free (donations).

Evening

Dave O’Higgins with Durham Alumni Big Band - Majestic Theatre, Bondgate, Darlington DL3 7JT. Support set by Durham County Youth Big Band (7:15pm). £12.00. (+ concs).

Late night jam session - Quakerhouse, Mechanics’ Yard, Darlington DL3 7QF. 01325 245052.10:30pm. Free.

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Ruby Turner - Alnwick Playhouse. 7:30pm. £21.00. & £20.00.

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Fever & Friends - Customs House, Mill Dam, South Shields NE333 3NG. 7:30pm. £12.00. 0191 454234.

Bradley Johnston (solo guitar) - Cherry Tree Restaurant, 9 Osborne Rd., Jesmond, Newcastle. 7:30pm. No cover charge.

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

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Jazz Café June Listings

Jazz Café, 25 Pink Lane, Newcastle upon Tyne, near the Central Station     
NE1 5DW      tel: 0191 222 9882  open Tuesday – Saturday from 11am 
TUESDAY  3rd JUNE 8pm - free admission
Tuesday Jam
Pete Gilligan piano, Paul Grainger bass and Paul Wight drums welcome sitters-in and listeners.

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SATURDAY 7th  JUNE  9pm  -  £5 at door
Hutton,Pope & Carnegie
One-off special gig with all star London/Tyneside/Edinburgh piano trio.
Alex Hutton piano; John Pope bass; David Carnegie drums 

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TUESDAY  17th  JUNE -  8pm free admission
Tuesday Jam
Pete Gilligan piano, Paul Grainger bass and 
Paul Wight drums welcome sitters-in and listeners.
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FRIDAY  20th JUNE - 9pm £5 at door
Ruth Lambert Trio
Another entertaining master class in jazz singing from “the musician’s singer.”
Ruth Lambert vocals; Giles Strong guitar; Mick Shoulder bass 

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TUESDAY  24th  JUNE, 8pm £8 & £6 concs at door
Schmazz @ the Jazz Café presents
Walker & McCallum + Paul Taylor
Intimate and profoundly subtle interplay from two guitars plus evocatively unfurling 
solo piano improvisations.

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SATURDAY  28th  JUNE - 9pm  £5 at door.
Leash
Andy Champion virtuoso bassist, composer and bandleader of ACV introduces his
new all star trio.
Andy Champion bass; Mark Williams guitar; Adrian Tilbrook drums 

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Please note revised start times and early bird discount.
*Tuesday Jam sessions 8pm –free
*Jazz Café Friday & Saturday 9pm start, tickets £5 in before 8.30pm £3.
*Schmazz events 8pm £8 - £6 concessions
Free entry for press / reviewers
During the Summer events are usually Friday or Saturday and occasional Tuesdays
Our annual Holiday is August 16th - September 1st.

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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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