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Nate Smith: "Record labels, booking agents, management, still can't imagine the drummer as bandleader" - (DownBeat January 2019).

On This Day: December 14

2009: Jim Birkett Trio w. Sue Ferris @ The Cherry Tree.

Today Friday December 14

Afternoon

Rendezvous Jazz - Monkseaton Arms, Front Street, Monkseaton NE25 8DP. Tel: 0191 251 3928. 1:00pm. Free. Xmas party with Gavin Lee added to line-up.

Swing Manouche - Bishop Auckland Town Hall, Market Place, Bishop Auckland DL14 7NP. Tel: 03000 269 524. 1:00pm. £5.00.

Evening

Boys of Brass - George Washington Hotel, Stone Cellar Road, High Heworth, Washington NE37 1PH. Tel: 0191 402 9988. 7:00pm. Xmas party night.

Strictly Smokin’ Big Band - Gosforth Civic Theatre, Regents Farm Road, Gosforth, Newcastle NE3 3HD. Tel: 0191 284 3700. 8:00pm. £12.00. + bf. First night of two.

Danny Reed - Customs House, Mill Dam, South Shields NE33 1ES. Tel: 0191 454 1234. 7:00pm. £19.95. Xmas swing with Danny Reed.

Classic Swing - Gateshead Fell Cricket Club, Eastwood Gardens, Low Fell NE9 5UB. Tel: 0191 420 0160. 8:00pm. £5.00.

Mike Sanchez & the Portions + Groove-a-matics - The Forum Music Centre, Borough Road, Darlington DL1 1SG. Tel: 01325 363135. 7:30pm. £18.00.

Will Howard Trio - Traveller’s Rest, West Auckland Road, Cockerton, Darlington DL3 9ER. Tel: 01642 468177. 8:30pm. £10.00.

Swamp Hoppers - Billy Bootleggers, Nelson St, Newcastle NE1 5AN. 9pm. Free.

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

Monday, July 13, 2015

Book now for weekend workshop 1-2 August at the Globe

One, two, one, two, three, and book now.
There’s a few places left and all instruments are welcome. We’ve got saxes of all sizes, guitars, basses, drums, vocalists (but no trumpets or pianists – come on don’t be shy).
This is a great opportunity to spend the whole weekend playing, listening and learning in the company of others who want to improve their jazz skills – guided by the inspirational James Birkett and Judith Thompson. Participants will be divided into two groups based on experience.
Participants also get free admission to the Williams-Tanton Quartet gig on the Saturday evening and a chance to jam with the band.
You can read the full programme for the weekend here
http://jazz.coop/events/event/play-jazz-weekend-workshop/
Payment information
To confirm your booking you need to pay for the workshop in advance. The fee is £82.00. This includes free admission to the Jazz.Coop gig on Saturday evening featuring the Williams-Tanton Quartet.
There is also the option of paying for lunches and refreshments in advance. This would be helpful because it will give us a clear idea of numbers to cater for. The charge for buffet lunch on both days and tea/coffee breaks is £16.00.
You can pay in one of the following ways
1 By bank transfer (online banking) directly into our bank account
Account name: Pink Lane Jazz Co-op Ltd
Account number: 65650408
Sort code: 08 92 99
2 By making any online payment by credit/debit card, use the button at the bottom of this web page http://jazz.coop/events/event/play-jazz-weekend-workshop/
3 By sending a PayPal payment to pinklanejazzcoop@gmail.com
4 By sending a cheque, payable to: Pink Lane Jazz Co-op Ltd, and post it to The Treasurer, Pink Lane Jazz Co-op Ltd, c/o 12 Pine View Villas, Esh Winning, Durham DH7 9PW
About you
Please answer the following three questions:
1 What instrument will you be playing at the weekend workshop
2 What is your self-assessment of your musical ability
   A Beginner
   B Intermediate
   C Experienced
3 What is your experience of playing jazz
   A Very little or none
   B Some experience but not much
   C Have played jazz for several years
Any questions? email learning@jazz.coop

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You too can own the Globe
Now we’ve bought the Globe we need more people involved and more money invested to make it the best possible venue. As often happens with old buildings, the refurbishment cost more than we expected. We need further investment for
• Buying  sound and lighting equipment
• Refurbishing the kitchen
• Renovating the roof terrace
• Improving the exterior of the building
• Repaying the money we borrowed to install the lift (we are proud to be one of the few small music venues in Newcastle to be fully accessible on both floors).
We don’t just need money. We want more people to play an active part in making this unique venture work. For more information visit http://jazz.coop/invest-2/

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There's more
Every week we put on local bands, jam sessions and education courses at the Globe. Visit the What's On page of our website to see more.

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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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