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Curtis Stigers: “I’m a jazz singer. I’m not a saxophonist. When I stand in front of a band like the Danish Radio Big Band or Ronnie Scott’s, I usually tend to leave the instrument on the stand.” – (The Northern Echo 20 July 2017)

Tamsin Austin, Director of Performance Programme, Sage Gateshead: “SummerTyne is our largest festival and we absolutely love it!” – (The Northern Echo 20 July 2017)

Today Saturday July 22

Afternoon
SummerTyne Americana Festival 2017 - Sage Gateshead. Day two of three. Details. From 12 noon all day.
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Evening
Steve Glendinning (solo guitar) - Cherry Tree, 9 Osborne Rd., Jesmond, Newcastle NE2 2AE. 7:30pm. No cover charge.
The Hookahs - Billy Bootleggers, Nelson St., Newcastle NE1 5AN. 9pm. Free.
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Big Chris Barber Band - Alnwick Playhouse. 7:30pm. £21.50/£20.50.
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To the best of our knowledge, details of the above events are correct but may be subject to alteration.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Glasgow Jazz Festival Update

Now entering its 28th year, the Glasgow Jazz Festival returns 25 – 29 June with a superb line-up of world-class acts from across the jazz spectrum.  Headliners include guitarist Martin Taylor, saxophonist Courtney Pine with his acclaimed “House of Legends”, Neil Cowley Trio, Jacqui Dankworth & Todd Gordon, Brazilian Hamilton de Holanda and free-jazz cult hero Evan Parker and the hugely enjoyable Ian Shaw & Guy Barker At the Movies.  Visit www.jazzfest.co.uk for full line up.

To celebrate the Commonwealth Games the festival will also play host to a day of music centred on Jamaican musical influences, featuring sets from the Courtney Pine, Jazz Jamaica and rising star singer Zara McFarlane.
Pop up venue The Rio Club hosts Geno Washington, Dennis Rollins Velocity Trio, MOBO winners Sons of Kemet, and Niki King “Songs of Ellington”, Federation of the Disco Pimp as well as the popular Late Night Jazz Jam.

Elsewhere on the bill Laura Macdonald Commonwealth Sextet, Cinematic Orchestra guitarist Stuart McCallum, Stu Brown’s Twisted Toons, dixie and trad favourites including Classic Jazz Orchestra, Jazz on Film, Classic Album Listening Sessions as well as free fringe gigs. 

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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.
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