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Michael Feinstein: “Fred Astaire is my favorite singer. To me, he was the perfect interpreter of American popular song.” – (Jazz Times December 2014).

Bud Shank: “Once I saw California – that was it, I stayed.” – (Jazz Journal May 1991)

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Friday February 24

Afternoon
Rendezvous Jazz - The Monkseaton Arms, Front St., Monkseaton, Whitley Bay NE25 8DP. 1pm. Free.
Sue Ferris Trio - Bishop Auckland Town Hall, Market Place, Bishop Auckland DL14 7NP. 1pm. £5.
Hand to Mouth - (Lindsay Hannon/Bradley Johnston) - Lit & Phil, 23 Westgate Rd., Newcastle NE1 1SE. 1pm. £5.
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Evening
Mo Scott Band - Jazz Café, 25 Pink Lane, Newcastle NE1 5DW. 9pm. £7/£5 (in advance).
Taupe - Head of Steam, Neville St., Newcastle. 8pm. CD launch.
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Steve Bone - Al Forno, 81 Skinnergate, Darlington DL3 7LX. 7:00pm.
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To the best of our knowledge, details of the above events are correct but may be subject to alteration.

Saturday, October 11, 2014

New CD/ From NCRO.

(Info from Phil Rutherford).
Earlier this year, the New Century Ragtime Orchestra recorded their second CD Singin’ in the Bathtub which is available on the Lake Records jazz label. To celebrate this event NCRO are holding a launch concert on Friday October 24  - and the good news is that it’s only a fiver to get in!
The venue is the upstairs lounge of the Millstone pub, Haddricks Mill Road, South Gosforth, Newcastle upon Tyne NE3 1QL.  The Millstone is a comfortable real ale pub with a large car park, and it’s also only a few minutes’ walk from South Gosforth metro station or via the 55 bus from Haymarket which drops you off at the door.
Tickets aren’t available in advance so it’s first come, first served - the lounge accommodates around sixty people, so if you can make it get there well in advance of the 7.30pm start.
If you can’t attend this concert but would still like a copy of the CD, email Dave Kerr at ragtimedavekerr@aol.com  and he’ll arrange to send one out by post (£10 + £2 postage).
Also, advance notice of the annual concert at Gateshead’s Caedmon Hall with regular guests  Keith Nichols on piano and Nick Ward on vintage percussion – this will be on Saturday, February 7, 2015, and tickets will be available in the usual manner, via Dave Kerr or Gateshead Council’s own box office.
The New Century Ragtime Orchestra
This twelve-piece orchestra plays music from the dawn of Ragtime in the 1890’s through to the early Swing Era of the 1930’s. Lovingly recreated from the original sheet music and painstakingly scored for full ensemble. NCRO perform not only ragtime composers such as Scott Joplin but also the classic jazz and hot dance music of the 1920’s, and the early swing of Duke Ellington.

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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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