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Bebop Spoken There

Ben Pollack: "The kind of people who go for the old style New Orleans jazz are the same kind of people who go in for collecting antiques." - (Down Beat May 5, 1950).

Flip Phillips: "I heard this band out in California. I think - Lu Waters, isn't it? They sure can march down the street but I wouldn't want to march with them!" - (Down Beat June 15, 1951).

Today Sunday June 25

Afternoon.
Joel Byrne McCullough (solo guitar) - Cherry Tree Restaurant, 9 Osborne Rd., Jesmond, Newcastle. 12:30pm. Free.
Mitch Laddie Band - Tyne Bar, Maling St., Newcastle. 3pm. Free.
Blues @ The Bay - Tanner Smith's 17-19 South Parade, Whitley Bay NE26 2RE, 0191 2525941. 4pm. Free. Blues jam w. Scott Wall & Charlie Philp.
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Musicians Unlimited - Park Hotel, Park Rd., Hartlepool TS26 9HU. 01249 233126.1pm. Free.
Somethin' Blue - Vesuvio, 3a Houndgate, Darlington DL1 5RL. 01325 788564. 5pm. Weekly.
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Tyne Valley Big Band - Herding Hill Farm, Shield Hill, Haltwhistle NE49 9NW. 2pm. Support from Tyne Valley Youth Jazz Ensemble. 01434 320175.
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Evening
Jake Steels Quintet - Quakerhouse, Mechanics' Yard, Darlington DL3 7QF. 6pm.
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Hokum Hotshots-- Billy Bootleggers - 28 Nelson St., Newcastle NE1 5AN. 9pm. Free.
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To the best of our knowledge, details of the above events are correct but may be subject to alteration.

Monday June 26

Afternoon.
Jazz in the Afternoon - Crescent Club, 1 Hudleston, Cullercoats NE30 3OS. 1pm. Free.
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Evening.
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To the best of our knowledge, details of the above events are correct but may be subject to alteration.

Monday, July 06, 2015

New Century Ragtime Orchestra News

The New Century Ragtime Orchestra is delighted to announce a return visit by two international stars of jazz piano – Stephanie Trick (USA) and Paulo Alderighi (Italy), who will be performing with the NCRO at Gateshead's Caedmon Hall on Sunday evening, 26 July (concert starts at 7.30 pm).  The Caedmon Hall is part of the Central Library, Prince Consort Road, Gateshead NE8 4LN, and there will be a licensed bar and ample free car parking.
Stephanie and Paulo have been performing together since 2010 across the USA, Europe and Japan, and this is one of their rare UK appearances.  Stephanie performs in the ragtime, stride and boogie woogie styles of Fats Waller and James P Johnson whereas Paulo focuses on the music of Erroll Garner, Earl Hines and Teddy Wilson.  Stephanie and Paulo will be performing solo, duo, and with the band, and last year's concert was a highly memorable evening's entertainment featuring two world-class jazz musicians.   Try looking them up on YouTube for a sneak preview!
Last year was a sell-out, and tickets (£15) are already going fast, so to secure your seat please reserve your ticket by calling Dave Kerr on 0191 281 4011, or by emailing him
ragtimedavekerr@aol.com.  Tickets are also available from Gateshead Council’s website, www.online.gateshead.gov.uk/EventTicketsOnline/pages/eventdetails.aspx?ky=3132 or telephone their box office on 0191 433 6965.
Also advance notice that the New Century will be appearing at the following venues later this year -
Sunday 11 October, 7.30 pm - Jazz by the Lake, Best Western Salutation Hotel, Lake Road, Ambleside LA22 9BX - to reserve tickets, contact Val Hopkins on 015394 32915.
This jazz break will also feature Keith Nichols' New Paramount Theatre Orchestra, John Hallam, Martin Litton, Spats Langham and Malcolm Sked on Monday 12 & Tuesday 13 October.
Friday 4 December, 7.30 pm - Saltburn Jazz Club, Saltburn Community & Arts Association, Albion Terrace, Saltburn-by-the-Sea TS12 1JW  - 01287 624997 for details.
Sunday 6 December, 8.00 pm - Blaydon Jazz Club, Black Bull, Bridge Street, Blaydon-on-Tyne NE21 4JJ - visitwww.blackbull-blaydon.co.uk/index.asp?pageid=601411 for details. 
Phil Rutherford
The New Century Ragtime Orchestra
This twelve-piece orchestra plays music from the dawn of Ragtime in the 1890’s through to the early Swing Era of the 1930’s.
Lovingly recreated from the original sheet music and painstakingly scored for full ensemble, we perform not only ragtime composers such as Scott Joplin but also the classic jazz and hot dance music of the 1920’s, and the early swing of Duke Ellington.

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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.
The idea of this blog is for you to share your thoughts and pass on your comments on discs, gigs, jazz - music in general. If you've been to a gig/concert or heard a CD that knocked you sideways please share your views with us. Tell us about your favourites, your memories, your dislikes.
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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