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Orrin Evans: “I’d like to see a younger audience and an audience that looks more like me at the clubs.” – (Down Beat November 2014).

Kevin Flanagan: "Besides, I'd got sick of playing jazz to people who looked like my father." - (Straight No Chaser Issue 0ne Summer 1988.)

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Today Thursday August 17

Afternoon
Vieux Carré Jazzmen - Holystone, Whitley Rd., nr. Newcastle NE27 0DA. 1:oopm. Free.
Rendezvous Jazz - Tynemouth Metro Station, Station Tce., Tynemouth NE30 4RE. 1pm. Free.
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Evening.
Indigo Jazz Voices - Globe, 11 Railway St., Newcastle NE4. 7:30pm. £5.
Maine Street Jazzmen - Potter's Wheel, Sunniside NE16 5EE. 8:30pm. Free.
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Tees Valley Jazzmen - White Horse Hotel, Burtree Lane, Harrogate Hill, Darlington DL1 3AD. 1:30pm. Free.
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Tees Hot Club w.Kevin Eland (trumpet); Mark Toomey (alto); Dave Archibold (keys)- Dormans, Oxford Rd., Middlesbrough TS5 5DT. Free. 9pm.
New Orleans Preservation Jazz Band - Oxbridge, Oxbridge Lane, Stockton TS18 4AW. 8:30pm.01642 678129.
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To the best of our knowledge, details of the above events are correct but may be subject to alteration.

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

A New Generation of Dinosaur – Tonight at Sage Gateshead.

(Preview by Russell)
Kids can be obsessive about dinosaurs. They find them in breakfast cereal packets. They find them in comics. They watch them on screen. They cuddle them…the soft toy variety that is. This evening a New Generation of dinosaur will be roaming the south bank of the River Tyne.
The walking-talking-breathing musical beast that is Dinosaur will take centre stage in the intimate confines of Sage Two. See up close the workings of a four-part musical creation; Laura Jurd, trumpet, Elliot Galvin, keyboards, Conor Chaplin, bass and drummer Corrie Dick are Dinosaur. 
All four of these young musicians have played on Tyneside in recent times and this line-up is one of their regular gigs together. Trumpeter Laura Jurd is one of the most talked about musicians on the British scene. Featured in the 2014 Parliamentary Jazz Awards, Jurd has been selected as a BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artist (2015-17). The BBC’s hothouse development scheme will afford the trumpeter the opportunity to a) compose, b) perform, and c) benefit from an enhanced public profile.
Messrs Galvin, Chaplin and Dick, themselves well-schooled musicians, will be part of an exciting, creative period. Tonight at Sage Gateshead you have the opportunity to witness a real life dinosaur in action. Fear not, it’s of the cuddly variety.
Talking of kids loving scary creatures…the Early Bird will be staying out late hoping to catch sight of a nocturnal dinosaur and to play a set themselves. The Early Bird Band is a walking-talking (occasionally grumpy!) group of talented teenagers beginning to make their mark on the north east jazz scene. A series of regular performances in Newcastle at the Lit & Phil and Jazz Café, and further afield at several County Durham locations, this moveable beast (the line-up varies from a five piece to maybe six or seven on a good day) will present a selection of transcribed classic tunes and original material. One or more of these guys could well become household names. This is your chance to be there and say: I heard them when they were young ’uns! Contact Sage Gateshead’s ticket office on 0191 443 4661. It’s an eight o’clock start. They’re a scarily talented lot – dinosaurs and birds.
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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