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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 Monday March 19


Jazz in the Afternoon - Cullercoats Crescent Club, 1 Hudleston, Cullercoats NE30 4QS. Tel: 0191 253 0242. 1:00pm. Free.

Higher Education & Research Presents: Future Grooves - Sage Gateshead. 12 noon. £5.00. Showcase performances by BMus & BA degree course students feat jazz & non-jazz sets.


Higher Education & Research Presents: Future Grooves - Sage Gateshead. 7:00pm. £5.00. Showcase performances by BMus & BA degree course students feat jazz & non-jazz sets.

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

Sunday, May 31, 2015

Preview: Jo Harrop w. Paul Edis Trio - Cherry Tree. TONIGHT! (June 3.)

It has been a while since Jo Harrop appeared at the Cherry Tree but, on Wednesday (June 3), the waiting is over. Accompanied by the Paul Edis Trio, Jo makes her long-awaited return to the popular jazz influenced eaterie. Swingers or ballads, the voice and personality now so well acknowledged on the London scene, makes a welcome, albeit fleeting, return to her native northeast. 
With every singer’s inspirational cushion behind her in the form of the Paul Edis Trio, what are you waiting for? Oh yes, the menu! Now, I’d happily diet on dried bread and water – some folk say I should have been doing that for years – to listen to Jo but that’s not on the menu at the Cherry Tree – instead, have a look at their fixed price menu.
If, in the hard to visualise scenario, Jo doesn't make you salivate then the food most surely will!
Io Harrop with the Paul Edis Trio @ The Cherry Tree Restaurant, 9 Osborne Rd., Jesmond, Newcastle NE2 2AE. 0191 2300024. June 3, 7.30pm. Free,

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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.)
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