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Bebop Spoken There

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 Sunday February 26.

Afternoon.
Mark Williams (solo guitar) - Cherry Tree Restaurant, 9 Osborne Rd., Jesmond, Newcastle. 12:30pm. Free.
More Jam - Globe, 11 Railway St., Newcastle NE4 7AD. 3pm. Free.
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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.
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Evening
Maine St. Jazzmen - Seaton Sluice Social Club, Collywell Bay Rd., Seaton Sluice NE26 4QZ. 8pm. £4.
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Shaun Henderson Band - Quakerhouse, Mechanics Yard, Darlington. 6pm. £5.
Jazz Jam - Empty Shop, 35c Framwellgate Bridge, Durham DH1 4SY. 7:30pm. Free.
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To the best of our knowledge, details of the above events are correct but may be subject to alteration.

Thursday, October 08, 2015

Jazz at the Pizza Express (Newcastle)

Jazz at the Pizza Express
Jazz at the Pizza Express, Dean Street. You’re in the north east, you’re thinking that’s a long way to go for a pizza. Think again! The Pizza Express, Dean Street, Newcastle has decided to give jazz a try. The pizzeria put on a regular jazz gig a few years ago in conjunction with the then fledgling Jazz Coop but it didn’t really take off. Let’s hope this new venture will enjoy greater longevity.
The plan is to establish a regular night in the upstairs room. The first gig will be on Friday October 23. Doors open at seven o’clock, with the band on stage at 8pm.. The good news is they’ve lined-up some tasty gigs to complement the menu; starting with the Matt Jacobs Trio. Jacobs is the pianist with the Durham University Big Band. The trio can play, make no mistake about it.
Programme
Friday Oct. 23 - Matt Jacobs Trio. Free.
Wednesday Nov. 11 - Mo Scott Trio. Free.
Wednesday Nov. 18 - Durham University Big Band - £5.
Monday Nov. 30 - Pocket Jazz Orchestra. Free.
    

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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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