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Alan Broadbent: “I really enjoy working with some singers. It depends. Again, there has to be a give and take between the two of us. Otherwise, it’s just a job and I’m too old for that now.”(Jazz Times February 2015).

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Alan Broadbent: “As soon as I heard where Georgia [Mancio] was coming from, and the tradition in terms of songwriting and her appreciation of standards, it was basically the same as mine.” – (Jazzwise April 2017)

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Archives.

Today Thursday March 30.

Afternoon
Vieux Carré Jazzmen - The Holystone, Whitley Rd., Holystone, Newcastle (ish) NE27 0DA. 1pm. Free.
Evening.
Maine St. Jazzmen - Potters Wheel, Sunniside, Gateshead NE16 5EE. 8:30pm. 0191 4888068
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Strictly Smokin' Big Band- The Millstone, Haddrick's Mill Rd., South Gosforth NE3 3DB. 7pm. Free.
Pasadena Roof Orchestra - Customs House, Mill Dam, South Shields NE33 3NG. 7:30pm. £19/£17.50 (conc.)
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Tees Hot Club w. Bruce Taylor (keys); John Brett (tenor); Ray Dales (alto) - Dorman's, Oxford Rd., Middlesbrough. 9pm. Free.
New Orleans Preservation Jazz Band - The Oxbridge, Oxbridge Lane, Stockton on Tees. 8:30pm.
Paul Skerritt Band - Pennyweight, Bakehouse Hill, Darlington DL1 5QA. 9pm. Free.
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To the best of our knowledge, details of the above events are correct but may be subject to alteration.

Monday, June 30, 2014

Ryan Quigley signs to Whirlwind Recordings

Press release from Whirlwind Recordings.
We are delighted to announce the new signing of Ryan Quigley, one of the premier trumpeters in the UK, known for his extremely rare ability to be both a world class lead player and virtuosic and conceptual improviser.  Ryan’s lead playing has been featured with the upper echelon of big bands, symphony orchestras and pop stars around the world and as a composer and small band leader he has won multiple awards in the UK including the Parliamentary Award for band of the year.  
He has assembled a stellar line up for his new recording which will feature all new music to be recorded on 27 and 28 July at Steve Winwood’s private studio in the Cotswolds, produced by WWR’s own Michael Janisch.  Michael will also be holding down the bass duties alongside Paul Booth on saxophones, Steve Hamilton on piano and over from NYC will be one of the world’s great drummers Clarence Penn.  The album will be released in 2015.  They will be doing a short tour to play the music in before the recording.
UK tour dates in July
23 July – The Jazz Bar, Edinburgh
23 July – Stereo, Glasgow
25 July – Urban Coffee Church StreetBirmingham
26 July – Pizza Express Jazz Club, London
Whirlwind Recordings: http://www.whirlwindrecordings.com/

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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.
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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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