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Curtis Stigers: “I’m a jazz singer. I’m not a saxophonist. When I stand in front of a band like the Danish Radio Big Band or Ronnie Scott’s, I usually tend to leave the instrument on the stand.” – (The Northern Echo 20 July 2017)

Tamsin Austin, Director of Performance Programme, Sage Gateshead: “SummerTyne is our largest festival and we absolutely love it!” – (The Northern Echo 20 July 2017)

Today Saturday July 22

Afternoon
SummerTyne Americana Festival 2017 - Sage Gateshead. Day two of three. Details. From 12 noon all day.
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Evening
Steve Glendinning (solo guitar) - Cherry Tree, 9 Osborne Rd., Jesmond, Newcastle NE2 2AE. 7:30pm. No cover charge.
The Hookahs - Billy Bootleggers, Nelson St., Newcastle NE1 5AN. 9pm. Free.
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Big Chris Barber Band - Alnwick Playhouse. 7:30pm. £21.50/£20.50.
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To the best of our knowledge, details of the above events are correct but may be subject to alteration.

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Bob Wilber, Pug Horton & Colin Aitchison "on the air"

Colin Aitchison, our man in Hong Kong, sent this link to a radio interview with Bob Wilber and Pug Horton on RTHK. Bob recently played at Ned Kelly's with Colin's China Coast Jazzmen. Needless to say Colin too has his say on the program.
Very interesting with some nice, albeit brief, musical interludes.
In the photo, Bob Wilber is on the left of the picture, Pug is next to him and Colin is on the right with Franco Valussi in between - Satchmo and Duke observe!
Thank you Colin.
Lance.

2 comments :

  1. Thanks again Colin - what a super interview with 2 lovely people. It reminds me of a time back in the 1980s at the North sea Jazz Festival. We were having breakfast and Bob Wilber was at the next table. The waitress came to take his order. He produced his musicians card. The waitress said, "the musicians eat in the upstairs lounge". Bob replied, "but this is a better menu." The waitress then said, "it will cost you x guilders extra to eat down here." Bob said, "Where's the elevator?"

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  2. Great story Lance, you are right, a very nice couple. I am looking forward to staying with them in July, and hope to learn some musical hints from Bob.

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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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