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Bebop Spoken There

Howlin' Wolf: “He [Charlie Patton] was a nice guy, but he just loved the bottle--like all the rest of the musicians. He was a great drinker.” – (DownBeat December 16, 1967).

Frank Zappa: “Those kids [US students] wouldn't know music if it came up and bit 'em on the ass.” – (DownBeat October 3, 1969).

Today Thursday April 26

Afternoon

Vieux Carré Jazzmen - Holystone, Whitley Road, Holystone NE27 0DA. Tel: 266 6173. 1:00pm. Free.

Tees Valley Jazzmen - No.1 Market Place, Bishop Auckland DL12 7NJ. Tel: 01388 665533. 12:30pm. Free admission.

Gateshead Jazz Appreciation Society - Gateshead Central Library, Prince Consort Road, Gateshead NE8 4LN. 5:00pm. Fortnightly meetings, all welcome.

Evening

Strictly Smokin’ Big Band - Millstone, Haddrick’s Mill Road, South Gosforth, Newcastle NE3 1QL. 0191 2853229. 7pm.

Maine St. Jazzmen - Sunniside Social Club, Holywell Lane, Sunniside, Gateshead NE16 5NJ. 8:30pm. Free.

Bearpark Trio - Jazz Café, 25 Pink Lane, Newcastle NE1 5DW. 8pm. £3 (£2 student/MU.).

New Orleans Preservation Jazz Band - Oxbridge, Oxbridge Lane, Stockton on Tees TS18 4AW. 8:30pm.

Tees Hot Club w. Kevin Eland (tpt); Donna Hewitt (sax); Graham Thompson (keys) - Dorman’s Club, Oxford Road, Middlesbrough TS5 5DT. Tel: 01642 823813. 9pm. Free.

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

Friday, May 30, 2014

Some good and bad news from the New Century Ragtime Orchestra!

(From Phil Rutherford).
The bad news first – sadly our gig at Darlington’s New Orleans Jazz Club on Saturday 7 June is postponed until next year.  It’s not the jazz club’s fault, as the premises have been double booked by the church, and an alternative venue isn’t available.
So apologies for our non-appearance in Darlington this year, but we hope to be making good this omission with a new date next year which I’ll confirm as soon as I can.
However, there’s good news as well!  Earlier this year, we recorded only our second CD in ten years, provisionally entitled “Singing in the Bathtub”, which we hope to have available on sale very soon – further details as soon as I have them.
Our next appearance will be at the Kirkcudbright Jazz Festival on the weekend of 14 & 15 June.  We’re playing at the Town Hall on Saturday evening, 7.00 – 9.20pm, and again on Sunday afternoon, 3.00 – 5.15pm.
If you haven’t visited charming Kirkcudbright before, you’ll be very impressed by this friendly, long-established and well-organised traditional jazz festival – further details available at www.kirkcudbrightjazzfestival.co.uk.
We’ll also be appearing at the Mouth of the Tyne Festival in (hopefully sunny) Tynemouth on Sunday 13 July, with two outdoor sets at 1.00pm and 4.00pm on the jazz stage on Tynemouth’s Front Street – and it’s free!
Then we have a special treat lined up at Gateshead’s Caedmon Hall on Thursday 17 July (concert starts at 7.30pm) where we’re delighted to be performing alongside two international stars of jazz piano – Stephanie Trick (USA) and Paulo Alderighi (Italy).
Stephanie and Paulo have been performing together since 2010 across the USA, Europe and Japan, and this is one of their very rare UK appearances.  Stephanie performs in the ragtime, stride and boogie woogie styles of Fats Waller and James P Johnson whereas Paulo focuses on the music of Erroll Garner, Earl Hines and Teddy Wilson.  Stephanie and Paulo will be performing solo, duo, and with the band, and it promises to be a very memorable concert indeed.  Try looking them up on YouTube for a sneak preview!
Phil.

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