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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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Today Saturday February 25

Afternoon

Tees Valley Jazzmen - Devonport Hotel, 16-18 The Front, Middleton One Row, Darlington DL2 1AS. 01325 332255. 1:30pm. Free.

Evening

Bradley Johnston (Solo guitar) - Cherry Tree Restaurant, 9 Osborne Rd., Jesmond, Newcastle. 7:30pm. No cover charge.

Redemption - The Globe, 11 Railway St., Newcastle NE4 7AD. 8pm. £5.

Rendezvous Jazz/ Levee Ramblers NOJB 'At the Jazz Band Ball 2' - The Exchange, Howard St., North Shields NE30 1SE. 7:30pm. £10/£8.50.

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

Monday, November 17, 2014

Pete Churchill Workshop @ Durham on Nov. 27

On Thursday 27th November Durham University Big Band will welcome Pete Churchill to workshop a number of pieces with them.  Pete Churchill is renowned for his jazz education.  He lecturers in jazz composition at the Royal Academy of Music, and has inspired countless school children across the country with his innovative large scale singing projects.  He is the musical director of the London Vocal Project which has collaborated with Kenny Wheeler on the album 'Mirrors'.  His busy freelance career has included work for almost a decade and a half as the  British accompanist for the legendary jazz singer Mark Murphy and collaborations with, amongst others, Norma Winstone, Stan Sulzmann, John Taylor and Julian Arguelles.  He conducted the 80th birthday tour of the Kenny Wheeler Big Band which culminated in the critically acclaimed album 'The Long Waiting'.  
Durham University Big Band are delighted to be able to work with Pete.  They invite anyone who is interested to watch the workshop from the Music Department (Palace Green) Concert Room Gallery at 8pm.  Free Entry
This event is supported by PwC.
Luke Bentley
Durham University
Big Band 
Public Relations Officer

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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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