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Bebop Spoken There

Ben Williams: "Jaco [Pastorius] is almost like the Charlie Parker of the bass." - (DownBeat November 2018).

Dana Hall: "My philosophy is that everyone in the band is a drummer." - (DownBeat November 2018.)

Today Saturday October 20

Afternoon

NYJO + Tees Valley Youth Big Band - Middlesbrough Town Hall, Albert Road, Middlesbrough TS1 2QJ. Tel: 01642 729729. 3:00pm. £12.00. Middlesbrough Jazz Weekender.

Evening

Big Chris Barber Band - Middlesbrough Town Hall, Albert Road, Middlesbrough TS1 2QJ. Tel: 01642 729729. 7:30pm. £15.00. Middlesbrough Jazz Weekender.

Dinosaur - Middlesbrough Town Hall, Albert Road, Middlesbrough TS1 2QJ. Tel: 01642 729729. 10:00pm. £12.00. Middlesbrough Jazz Weekender.

Smokin’ Spitfires - Scarth Hall, 5 South Green, Staindrop DL2 3LD. 7:30pm.

The Hookahs - Billy Bootleggers, Nelson St, Newcastle NE1 5AN. 9:00pm. Free.

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

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Brass: Durham International Festival July 11-20

This year's Brass: Durham International Festival promises to be the best yet with a host of renowned brass players and bands performing in and out of Durham City. Literally every day from July 11 to July 20 many things are happening in theatre, club, church or on the streets of the beautiful cathedral city.
For jazz fans and trumpet players in particular the appearance of Jon Faddis is surely the icing on a very tasty cake.
Faddis came to the fore thanks to his mentor and inspiration the late great Dizzy Gillespie before progressing and becoming a legend himself and now regarded by many, myself included, as the finest all-round living jazz trumpet player.
California born Faddis has worked with the bands of Lionel Hampton, Charlie Mingus, Thad Jones-Mel Lewis as well as Gillespie and countless others.
On July 15 at the Gala Theatre, Durham, he will appear with the north east's own jazz aristocracy in the form of the Andy Champion Quintet - Champion (bass); Paul Edis (piano); Graeme Wilson (sax); Chris Hibbard (trombone) and Adrian Tilbrook (drums).
This is an event that surely every trumpet player from Lands End to John O'Groats will want to see so don't hang about but get your tickets now!
Full program details can be found on the Festival website.
Lance.

1 comment :

Paul Edis said...

On Wed July 16th, 1-2pm Paul Edis Sextet are playing at the Gala, and also July 18th the Northern Monkey Brass Band are playimg 1-2pm to finish off the current series of lunchtime concerts. Both gigs are £4. Get your tickets in advance! These gigs sell out!

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