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Artie Shaw: “I'm not interested in giving people what they want--I'm interested in making music.” – (DownBeat October 15, 1939).

Jason Marsalis: “There's so many places that this music can go and there's a lot yet to be discovered.'” – (DownBeat April 2018)

Today Saturday March 17


Rat Pack - Live from Las Vegas @ Sunderland Empire, High St West, Sunderland SR1 3EX. 2:30pm. Featuring Rat Pack Big Band & Burrelli Sisters.


KOAN 7 - the Globe, Railway Street, Newcastle NE4 7AD. 7:00pm. £5.00. (£4.00. concs). ‘Form and Space’ ‘An evening of free improvisation and original composition’. Line-up includes John Pope (solo improvised set).

Rat Pack - Live from Las Vegas @ Sunderland Empire, High St West, Sunderland SR1 3EX. 7:30pm. Featuring Rat Pack Big Band & Burrelli Sisters.

Boys of Brass - Brandling Villa, Haddricks Mill Road, South Gosforth, Newcastle NE3 1QL. 9:00pm. Free.

Ben Cipolla - Great Broughton Village Hall, Ingleby Road, Great Broughton, Cleveland TS9 7ER. 7:30pm. Tickets: £12.50 from 01642 712176.

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

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

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Send us your Favourite Things of 2014

Don't procrastinate in sending your Gig of the Year, CD of the Year, Festival of the Year, Venue of the Year, Musician of the Year, Beer of the Year and any other 'Of The Years' you can think of!


Hugh said...

OK, since you asked...

... Paul Edis Sextet - Mr Hipster would certainly be a contender

Roly said...

Scusy me picking a Blaydon gig this year but I have to pick Vasilis Xenopoulos with Paul Edis Trio. Brilliant stuff. From what I heard their gig at Opus 4 was fabulous too.

Bradley Johnston said...

Pat Metheny Unity Group - Manchester

Patti D. said...

Jazz gig of the year for me, probably - Paul Edis Sextet Mr Hipster @ Sage. Soul gig of the year - Chaka Khan with Incognito @ Hoochie Coochie. Venue(s) of the year - Hoochie Coochie and Pink Lane Jazz Caff.

Debra M said...

Some great gigs to choose from this year & I have 2 favourites. Gregory Porter of course… everything’s been said already - fantastic musician & band, & what made it in even more special was the reception they got from the crowd at Hoochie Coochie. Well done Warren for catching them just before GP went stellar, & I bet they enjoyed playing there more than Buckingham Palace. My joint favourite is the Kurt Elling & SNJO gig in Edinburgh a few weeks earlier – the most outstanding vocal performance I have seen, combined with top big band & excellent arrangements. It would be great to see Elling performing at The Sage .
Best wishes for 2015, & thanks for all your efforts

Russell said...

Hi Debra

Your wish has been granted...Kurt Elling (with the Scottish National Jazz Orchestra) will be at Sage Gateshead on Wednesday 20 May!

Debra said...

We've got our tickets!!

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