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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.

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Hear the Mo Scott Song Book at the Lit & Phil

Tomorrow lunchtime, Friday 19, Mo Scott, Empress of the Blues, sings jazz and blues in the company of long-time musical associate Neil Harland (bass) and pianist Paul Edis. In the intimate confines of the Loftus Room at the Lit & Phil this will be a rare opportunity to hear Scott up close and personal. No one sings the blues quite like Mo – you believe it when she tells you how it is. Bassist Neil Harland is her ideal accompanist; years of gigs makes theirs an instinctive partnership, talking, walking bass lines conversing with Scott. Paul Edis has recently established a working relationship with the vocalist – playing as a duo – and this lunchtime meeting is likely to dip into the jazz repertoire as well as Scott’s natural oeuvre of the blues. The Lit & Phil’s monthly concert series continues to attract a large following. To be sure of a seat, arrive in good time for the one o’clock start. Pay on the door (£4.00.), get yourself a tea or coffee, or something a little stronger, and enjoy the one hour set of classic jazz and blues from the Empress of the Blues – Mo Scott.        
Russell.

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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.)
Contact: lanceliddle@gmail.com I look forward to hearing from you.

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