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Michael Feinstein: “Fred Astaire is my favorite singer. To me, he was the perfect interpreter of American popular song.” – (Jazz Times December 2014).

Bud Shank: “Once I saw California – that was it, I stayed.” – (Jazz Journal May 1991)

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Today Thursday February 23

Afternoon
Vieux Carré Jazzmen - The Holystone, Whitley Rd., Holystone, Newcastle (ish) NE27 0DA. 1pm. Free.
Evening.
Maine St. Jazzmen - Potters Wheel, Sunniside, Gateshead NE16 5EE. 8:30pm. 0191 4888068.
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Strictly Smokin' Big Band - Millstone, Haddricks Mill Rd., South Gosforth, Newcastle NE3 3DB 7pm.
Indigo Jazz Voices - The Globe, 11 Railway St., Newcastle NE4 7AD. 7:30pm. Free.
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Tees Hot Club w. Gus Smith (vocals); Richie Emmerson (tenor); Bruce Taylor (keys) - Dorman's, Oxford Rd., Middlesbrough. 9pm. Free.
New Orleans Preservation Jazz Band - Oxbridge Hotel, Oxbridge Lane, Stockton on Tees. 8:30pm.
Pocket Jazz Orchestra - The Ship, Church Lane, Redmarshall TS21 1EP. 8pm. Free.
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To the best of our knowledge, details of the above events are correct but may be subject to alteration.

Saturday, August 22, 2015

ACV (Mk 2) to debut in Edinburgh

(Report by Russell/photo of Andy Champion courtesy of Mike Tilley).
Andy Champion’s ACV is reborn. A new line-up – Chris Sharkey, Ollie Dover, Matthew Bourne and Joost Hendrickx – can be heard live on Jazz on 3 this Monday at 11:00pm. A late-night set in the BBC’s Blue Tent at the Edinburgh Festival will feature new material written by bassist Champion. Essential listening. Earlier on Monday evening Proms Late Extra (Radio 3, 10:00pm) includes a set by the Mark Pringle Trio. Pianist Pringle brings his trio to Newcastle’s Jazz Café on Friday 11 September. Advance tickets are available by telephoning the venue – 0191 222 9882.
London Jazz blog’s Sebastian Scotney looks at the connection between jazz and sports on Jazz Line-Up (Saturday, Radio 3, 5:00pm – one hour earlier than usual). Geoffrey Smith’s Jazz (midnight, Saturday, on Radio 3) celebrates the career of Johnny Griffin. On Sunday evening at five past ten on BBC4 parts three and four of Sinatra: All or Nothing at All are to be screened back-to-back (first shown yesterday).
On Friday 28 August tune-in to BBC 4 for three hours and more of what promises to be a feast of jazz. Friday Night at the Proms: The Story of Swing (first broadcast live on Radio 3, August 11) does what it says on the tin. Clare Teal, Guy Barker and a cast of thousands swing the Albert Hall. The so-called ‘jazz diva’ label often attributed to legendary figures in the jazz world is examined in Queens of Jazz: the Joy and Pain of the Jazz Divas (BBC 4, 10:45pm) following the Proms concert.    
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.
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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