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Allison Neale: “It’s difficult if you play mainstream in the UK, it isn’t appreciated enough. The current scene seems to focus on musician-composers.” - (Jazz Journal April 2013).

Liam Noble: “I know some people think playing standards is old-fashioned but I love it.” – (Jazz Journal January 2016).

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Today Tuesday February 21

Jam Session - Jazz Café, 25 Pink Lane, Newcastle NE1 5DW. 8pm. Free.
Charles Gordon (solo piano) - Redwood Bar, Vermont Hotel, Newcastle. 10pm - midnight. Free.
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To the best of our knowledge, details of the above events are correct but may be subject to alteration.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Things You Can Do At The Globe For Free

This very Thursday October 1 is another of the Jazz Meets Folk open mic nights, when you can perform either sort of music and a few types of music in between as well, such as your own songs.  We usually have folk fiddle, traditional song, jazz piano and song, saxophones, drums, and I’m wondering when we’ll maybe get a visit from a poet.  Everyone who wishes to perform can do so, it’s free entry, raffle £1, starts 8pm.
But I should also mention the Sunday afternoon Jam Sessions, 3pm to 6pm, which are running well.  These are for jazz performers.  The 2nd Sunday of the month is aimed at less experienced musicians, and the September session was under the guidance of a bass guitarist who was very encouraging.  The 4th Sunday of the month is for more experienced players.  Last Sunday’s session included a Latin improvisation session, when we performed freely over steady Latin riffs.  Such fun! As a singer, I’ve decided I fit both categories, so I often go to both sessions in the month.  Not sure how I worked that out, but I like free events.  So if you like free events too, get yourself along!
Ann Alex

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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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