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Howard Riley: “When I started out playing jazz back in the late 50s, early 60s, if you wanted a gig you had to learn some standards.” – (Jazz Journal April 2017)

Eric Harland: “I love swing and I’m always going to swing but I also know that you can take a hip-hop groove and improvise with that just like you would with a swing pattern.” – (Jazz Journal April 2017)

Today Friday April 28

Afternoon
Rendezvous Jazz - The Black Horse, Front St., Monkseaton, Whitley Bay NE25 8DP. 1pm. Free.
Dean Stockdale Trio - Town Hall, Market Place, Bishop Auckland DL14 7NP. 1pm. £5.
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Evening
Emma Fisk's Hot Club du Nord - St. Cuthbert's Centre, Church Hill, Crook DL15 9DN. 7:30pm.
Matt Roberts Sextet - Voodoo Café, Skinnergate, Darlington DL3 7LX. 8pm. £6. 01325 467555. Darlington Jazz Festival.
Steve Bone - Al Forno, 81 Skinnergate, Darlington DL3 7LX. 7:00pm.
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Lazy River Jazz Band - Blenkinsopp Castle Inn, Nr. Greenhead CA8 7JS. 8pm. £5. Dancers welcome! 07721 375278 for more details.
To the best of our knowledge, details of the above events are correct but may be subject to alteration.

Monday, June 01, 2015

Brian Molley Quartet.Dates

The Brian Molley Quartet announce several tour dates for summer 2015, with 3 UK dates in Glasgow, Edinburgh and Newcastle before heading out to perform in the USA at Rochester International Jazz Festival for the prestigious Made in the UK Series, alongside 2 club dates in New York City. The band return to the UK in August with 2 performances at Edinburgh Festival Fringe. 

11th June - 9 pm The Jazz Bar, Edinburgh
*13th June - 8 pm Jazz Co-Op @ The Globe, Newcastle.*
21st June - 6.30/8.30 pm Rochester International Jazz Festival, Rochester, NY, USA
24th June - 6.30 pm Silvana, Harlem, New York City, NY, USA
28th June - 10.30 pm WhyNot Jazz Room, Greenwich Village, New York City, NY, USA
20th August - 10 pm Edinburgh Fringe, The Jazz Bar, Edinburgh
21st August - 10 pm Edinburgh Fringe, The Jazz Bar, Edinburgh
Brian Molley Quartet were formed in 2012 by the Glasgow-based saxophonist and clarinettist. Featuring the finest in UK jazz talent with Tom Gibbs/piano, Mario Caribé/bass and cavaquinho and Stuart Brown/drums and percussion the group draws on extensive musical experience, all four members being highly sought after musicians on the UK scene.

www.brianmolley.co.uk - info@brianmolley.co.uk.
I reviewed the quartet's CD - The Clock - back in 2013 and raved over it. I'm sure I'll do the same at The Globe on June 13.
There are three choices - Edinburgh, Newcastle or New York - tough call.
However, whichever one you choose, you won't regret it!
Lance.

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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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